Category Archives: Environmental Education

Riverfront Fort Wayne’s Early Bird Nature Walk & Bike Ride

Join Riverfront Fort Wayne this Sunday, April 17 on the historic Wells Street Bridge for the start of the Sunday Nature tours. The event is free and open to the public and suitable for all ages. The event will allow residents to learn about the birds and plants along Fort Wayne’s downtown rivers, with an emphasis on migratory birds, waterfowl, resident birds, riverine flora and invasive species.

The naturalist-led walk will be held from 8 to 9 a.m., followed by a 90-minute leisurely paced bicycle ride led by Fort Wayne Trails. Future nature walks will take place on the first Sunday of the month, May through October. For more information,

Looking for something to do with your little ones on Martin Luther King Day?

There’s still plenty of available space to register for the ERC’s upcoming “Animal Investigator” program. We will meet in the ERC (room G53 on the ground floor of the Science Building on the IPFW campus) for an introduction and then head outside to look for signs of animals and maybe see some of the actual critters themselves! The program runs from 11 am – 1 pm and limited to 30 people. It’s free to attend, but registration is required by either phone (260-481-5725) or email ( When registering, please tell us how many people in your party will be attending and provide a contact name, phone number and/or email for your group.

Animal Investigator
January 18th, 2016

What critter made that track? Whose scat is that? Find out how to identify native wildlife without having to actually see them by the various signs they leave behind. Make a cast of an animal footprint and get hands-on experience with some of the unique tools scientists use to find and follow wildlife.