Category Archives: Outreach

Spend time outdoors with your little ones!

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Registration is now open for the ERC’s upcoming “Nature Know-how” 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 along the IPFW River Walk!

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 (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.

Nature Know-how
May 21st 2016

Do you need an iPod to go out into nature? No, but there are certain things you should always have with you if you’re planning to explore off the beaten path. Learn about various ways and what items are essential to keep you safe and well while enjoying the great outdoors to the fullest. Go for a short hike with ERC staff along the IPFW River Walk to learn about native plants (including some you should avoid) and more. Show off your artsy side by making rubbings from leaves of local trees.

Don’t forget to bring your Nature Passport to gain some points for attending our event and get you that much closer to a free Child’s admission to the Fort Wayne Zoo!

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 (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.

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.