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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  
Lawton Skate Park Clean Ups 
Little Roots: Culinary Classes for Preschoolers
Cook Your Own Adventure: Culinary Series for Elementary
The Art of Holiday Pies with Sweets so Geek 
Fall Foliage Hike (September-November)
Christmas on the Farm (December 1)
Intro to Winter Hiking 
Wintry Weather Hikes
Winter Hike at Blue Cast Spring 
Winter Walks on the Farm
Terrific Terrariums 
Personal Care Products, Naturally 
Evergreen Swag Workshop
Holiday Cookies
Baking with Sweets So Geek 102
Baking Breads with Sweets So Geek
Regional Three Course Meals
Cooking Made for You by YOu
Hearty Lunch from the Farmers' Market
Breakfast for Dinner
Farm to Fork with Instapot
Experience the Food of Love
Prohibition Kitchen: Holiday Drinks
Winter Warm Up Foods
Grab and Go Jars
'Tis the Season to Pickle!
Little Roots: Culinary Classes for Preschoolers
Cooking Your Own Adventure: Culinary Classes for Elementary


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

Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers (November-February)

Young Naturalist Series (November-February)
Winter Cozy (January 26, 2019)
Riverfront Educational Series (February-April)
Riverfront Clean Ups

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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 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. 

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.  Lindenwood Nature Preserve offers a variety of environmental education field trip opportunities varying from one to two hour programs.  For a complete list of programs, please see the Lindenwood Field Trip Program.  Cost is $2/participant/hour; a minimum fee of $20.00 / $40.00 will be charged for 1-hour / 2-hour programs, respectively. Teachers, care givers, and adult chaperones are free-of-charge. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling Eden at 260.427.6008. 


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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