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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 at Salomon Farm Park
Feather Fest
Hikes at Lindenwood
Fall Harvest Festival
Handmade Homemade Sale
Blacksmith Skills Workshop
Advanced Blacksmithing for Women
Summit City Music Theatre Presents "A Christmas Carol" at Salomon Farm


Activities on our Riverfront!

Create & Play Tuesday


Sunday Heritage Concert Series
Free Yoga on the Riverfront
Sensory Toy Workshops
Mid-week Mellow Out
Free Family Fishing Day
Raven Scavenger Hunt
Confluence Kitchen: Mexico
Be a Tourist in your Own Hometown
Holiday Window Displays at Promenade Park
Sip & Shop 
Sensory Expo
Sensory Friendly Night of Lights
Community Chess on the Riverfront
Muddy River Concert Series
River, Set, GO! (August 6)
Calm Water Sensory Tent
Open Streets (August 7)
34th Annual Weigand Construction Duck Race to Benefit SCAN (July 30)
Fort Wayne Area Community Band Concert (August 16)
Taste of the Arts Festival (August 27)


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

Wild Walkers 2022

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. 

2022 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 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! 


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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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