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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."


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Summer Programs

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

Goat Meet & Greets
Draft Horse 101
Concert on the Farm
Dinner in the Flower Fields
Various classes at Salomon Farm Park
Salomon Farmers' Market
Yoga in the Big Red Barn
Tree hikes at Lindenwood Nature Preserve
Kids' Fishing Derby at Hurshtown Reservoir
Hikes on Greenways & Trails


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Summer at Headwaters Park 

Check out the Headwaters link to learn about all of the various events being planned for the summer!



 Riverfront Fort Wayne is putting on great events such as:

Sunday Heritage Concerts
Fort Wayne Area Community Band
Fort Wayne Ballet’s Firefly Tour
River Rangers
Dragon Boat Races
Dragon Boat 101
Open Streets
Paint with Your Pup
Paint with a Purpose: Family Art & Sensory Expo
Be Your Own Artist: Candle Canvases
Be Your Own Artist: Fused Glass Votive Candle Holder
(Break) Dance Promenade: Street Style
Kickboxing with 9Round
Yoga on the Riverfront
Bioswale Tour
Enchanted River Excursion: Princess cruise
Storytime at the 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!

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 Wild Walkers 2024

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. 

2024 Wild Walkers Schedule 

Naturalist Camp ACTIVenture Week 4 Lindenwood

Lindenwood Field Trips & Outings 

Lindenwood Field Trips
600 Lindenwood Avenue 

Nature has so much to teach us and there’s no better way to learn than to experience it firsthand.  Check out the Lindenwood Nature Preserve Field Trips link for additional information.

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Fishing Information

Before you head out to fish, check out the above resources to learn a bit more! 





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 
School Children's Flower & Vegetable Association    

Flora & Fauna Brochures Available:

Reptiles & Amphibians
Spring Wildflowers
Summer Wildflowers



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