Category Archives: Outreach

Want to help wildlife in your backyard?

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Registration is now open for our upcoming “Helping Wildlife at Home” program, geared towards children ages 5-12. We will meet in the ERC: room G53 on the ground floor of the Science Building on the IPFW campus. The program runs from 11 am – 1 pm.

It’s free to attend, but registration is required by either phone (260-481-5725) or email (erc@ipfw.edu). 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. Our program is limited to 30 people.

Helping Wildlife at Home
June 11th 2016

You don’t always have to go miles out into the wilderness to experience and help nature. Discover fun facts about native plants and animals and simple ways to make your backyard a certified wildlife habitat. Make a toad abode and receive seeds from wildflowers to plant so you can provide a hangout for animals that visit your house.

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, visitwww.riverfrontfw.org.