Events

World Wetlands Day
February 2, 2019

Join Dr. Bruce Kingsbury at Purdue Fort Wayne’s Environmental Resources Center for an evening presentation on “Wetland Wildlife – More than Mosquitoes.” This presentation is the final event of a day of activities for the community to celebrate World Wetlands Day, and is scheduled to occur in our new location. We are also contemplating expanding the ERC event to include a dinner and other happenings,so please stay tuned on that!

Earlier in the day across town folks can enjoy a wetland hike hosted by ACRES or a Wetland Bird Sit with Allen County Parks. Want to learn how a wetland is working to clean up our rivers? Then visit Camp Scott for an informative hike hosted by the City of Fort Wayne. Want to get your hands dirty with wetland restoration? Join LRWP and INPAWS for a wetland plant propagation workshop. Events are spread across the day and participants can attend all events for a special prize at the end of the evening. To learn more about World Wetlands Day please visit www.worldwetlandsday.org.

Please check back with us for more as the event approaches!

Animal Investigator
February 16, 2019

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.

*This is a Families4Nature event in partnership with Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and Little River Wetland’s Project, and the Environmental Resources Center

Helping Wildlife at Home
March 19, 2019

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. Receive seeds from wildflowers to plant so you can provide a hangout for animals that visit your house.

*This is a Families4Nature event in partnership with Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and Little River Wetland’s Project, and the Environmental Resources Center

Conservation Conversation
April 6, 2019

Join us for the second annual Conservation Conversation in the International Ballroom at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Spend the day making connections with organizations and agencies from across the region and learn about exciting work that is going on right here in our backyard! The Conversation is a day-long event, and includes displays, posters, and speaker sessions. This event is meant as an opportunity to bring people together to share ideas and develop collaborations, with the shared vision of conservation. All are welcome to attend.