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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."

Spring Programs

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

Lindenwood (OPEN year around!) 
Wild Walkers  
Hands-On Wilderness Survival
Sunrise Saturday Hikes
Spring Wildflower Walk
Nature Story Time
Fun With Fishing
Free Fish Days in Fort Wayne Parks
Hurshtown Reservoir (opens May 1st)
Mengerson Nature Preserve
Horseback Riding
The Buzz About Bees
Animal Playdates
Little Roots: Culinary Classes for Preschoolers
Farmers in Training Orientation
Cook Your Own Adventure: Culinary Classes for Elementary
Salomon Farm Park Fiber Arts Celebration 2019
Salomon Farm Volunteer Orientation
Backyard Fruit Production
The Art of Blacksmithing for Women
Best in Snow: Mushing 101
Numerous cooking classes
Tri-State Antique Tractor Club
Gardeners of America Club
MD and ME Walk and Learn


Activities on our Riverfront! Check out: Riverfront Fort Wayne for additional information.

Young Naturalist Series
Riverfront Clean Ups
Promenade Park Grand Opening (June 21-23)
Riverfront Educational Series
Riverfront Citizen Science Sundays

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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 2019 

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. 

2019 Wild Walkers Schedule

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Lindenwood Field Trips & Outings 

Lindenwood Field Trips
May 1-October 31
600 Lindenwood Avenue 

Nature has so much to teach us and there‚Äôs no better way to learn than to experience it firsthand.  Check out the Lindenwood Nature Preserve for additional information.


Check out the Field Trip brochure

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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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