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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."

Fall Programs

Check out the Current Fun Times  or Register NOW to learn more about the following programs:

Adult and Youth Cooking Classes
Trek the Trails
Concert on the Farm
2021 Salomon Farmers' Market
Fall Harvest Festival
Handmade Homemade Sale
Feather Fest
Harvest Moon Hike
Fall Color Hikes
Hibernation Hike
Halloween Night Hike
Kids' Slightly Batty Halloween
Invasive ID Hike
Invasive Plant Removal Day


Activities on our Riverfront!

Urban Birdwatching
Free Family Fishing Day
Create and Play Tuesday
Young Naturalist Series
Riverfront Sunday Heritage Concert Series
Muddy River Concert Series
2nd Annual River, Set, Go!
Taste of the Arts
Calm Water Sensory Tent
Community Inclusive Expo
Sensory Friendly Night of Lights
Rollin' at the River Comedy Series
Riverfront Film Series: Troop Beverly Hills
Nevermore The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Fright Night: Raven Scavenger Hunt
Fireside Tales of Terrror
Dia de los Muertos
Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown
Senior Luncheons by the River
Riverfront Sip and Shop
Holiday Window Displays at Promenade Park
Be River SmART: Clean Drains Fort Wayne Fest
Community Chess in Promenade Park

Check out: Riverfront Fort Wayne for additional information.

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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 2021

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. 

2021 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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