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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education's mission:

"To preserve the beauty of Fort Wayne's natural areas and parks; to promote outdoor recreation and education with classes and programs offered to the general public; provide events and programs designed to promote cultural enrichment."

Winter Programs

Check out the Winter Fun Times for information about the following or Register NOW.

Lindenwood (OPEN year around!) 
Wild Walkers  
Hikes, Bikes & Birds 
Lawton Skate Park Clean Ups (2nd Sunday of every month)
Whimsical Winter Hikes and Bonfire Socials (1st & 3rd Fridays, Jan.-Feb.)
Parks on Tap! (Jan. 20)
Winter Walks at the Farm (Jan. 28, Feb. 25)
Riverfront Clean Ups (January and February)
Hiking with Your Hound (Feb. 14, March 14)
Winterval 2018 (January 27) Various sites around Fort Wayne!
Riverfront Educational Series (Feb. 12, March 12, April 9)

Join us on Facebook!

We just created a new Facebook page just for the School Children's Flower and Vegetable Association program!  Like our page today and learn more as the season progresses on growing vegetables, cut flowers, herbs and potted plants!


Wild Walkers Pokagon Group Shot

Wild Walkers pose for a group picture at Pokagon State Park.  Photo credit: Steve Hague

Wild Walkers 2018

Wild Walkers is an adult hiking group that meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month for a walk on the wild side. Each hike features a different natural area in the region (parks, wetlands, nature preserve, etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary. Please call Eden at 427-6008 or e-mail eden.lamb@cityof if you have questions. 

2018 Wild Walkers Schedule


Links to Nature Groups/Activities:


Botanical Conservatory
Franke Day Camp
Allen County Partnership for Water Quality
St. Joe River Watch Institute
Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District
Little River Wetlands Project
Environmental Education Association of Indiana
Trees Indiana
Mother Earth News         

Flora & Fauna Brochures Available:

Reptiles & Amphibians
Spring Wildflowers
Summer Wildflowers


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