Immerse Yourself in THE AGE OF NATURE this fall!

The PBS Fort Wayne viewing area has an incredible array of natural areas, parks and nature preserves. To emphasize the importance of preserving all our natural resources, PBS Fort Wayne and our partners are collaborating to offer a variety of ways you can immerse yourself in The Age of Nature. From special events, a photo contest and a special edition of Primetime to air on PBS Fort Wayne at 7:30pm on October 9, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that.

PBS Fort Wayne’s partners in this effort are Allen County Parks & Recreation, The Little River Wetlands Project, South Whitley Community Public Library, Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County and Eckhart Public Library.

FREE Virtual Screening THURSDAY, Oct. 1

Join us for a safe, secure virtual screening event for THE AGE OF NATURE on Thursday, October 1, online beginning at 6:30pm.

Click on the button below to register for this event and you’ll be sent an exclusive link to join us on line for this sneak preview!

Join Us!

Share the connection between local and national nature preservation efforts.

Improve your understanding of how our awareness of nature changes the way we live.

Learn of opportunities to get involved in local nature conservation efforts.

Save the Dates for The Age of Nature events this fall!

Sept. 21 at noon  through Sept. 25 at 5pm – Age of Nature photo contest public voting takes place on PBS Fort Wayne Facebook page. Cast your votes by clicking “like” on the individual images within the photo album by 5pm Sept. 25 to determine 12 finalists. Click here to vote.

Oct. 1 at 6:30pm –  Preview of The Age of Nature with PBS Fort Wayne (virtual event)  Join PBS Fort Wayne for a sneak preview of the upcoming 3-part series The Age of Nature. Explore humanity’s relationship with nature and wildlife, as scientists and conservationists from all over the world examine ways we can restore our planet. RSVP required. Click here to sign up.

Oct. 9 at 7:30pm –   Primetime:  Age of Nature Special Edition: Learn about local nature conservation efforts with special guests from the Little River Wetlands Project and Allen County Parks and Recreation

Oct. 14, 21, 28 at 10:00pm The Age of Nature 3-part series airs on PBS Fort Wayne

Age of Nature Traveling Photo Exhibit

October 5-10:  South Whitley Community Public Library, South Whitley

October 12-17:  Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, Angola

October 19-24:  Eckhart Public Library, Auburn

Past events:

Aug. 12 – Age of Nature photo contest entries began on PBS Fort Wayne’s Instagram and Facebook pages

Aug 22 at 6:15am- Good Morning Arrowhead Prairie hike, led by the Little River Wetlands Project, Fort Wayne, IN

Aug. 25 at 9:00am – Little River Ramblers at Eagle Marsh Barn group hike, Fort Wayne, IN.

Sept. 11 at 10:00am – Hike with Jeff Ormiston at the Fox Island County Park, led by the Allen County Parks.

Sept. 18 – Deadline for Age of Nature photo contest submissions.

Sept. 21 – Age of Nature photo contest public voting began on the PBS Fort Wayne Facebook page.

Sept. 22 at 7:30pm –  Autumn Equinox Evening at the Metea County Park, led by Allen County Parks.

Age of Nature Photo Contest!

Calling all nature and wildlife enthusiasts! Gather your best nature photos and enter The Age Of Nature Photo Contest!

Share your own photo of local nature, wildlife that is a part of our everyday life whether in backyards, parks, or from the local trails and preserves. It could be an animal, a towering tree or tiny flower. Photos can be taken with a camera or a cell phone, but they must be of high enough resolution to be printed in 8 inch X 10 inch size calendar (300 dpi resolution recommended).

Of all photos submitted, 12 of the best will be selected by our viewers for an exhibit that will travel to area libraries in October 2020. The photos will also be published in a 2021 calendar that each finalist will receive as a prize. The three top entries will get additional prizes (PBS Fort Wayne Passport for one year+ additional gift package from PBS Fort Wayne).

Entering is Easy!

Step 1.  Upload a photo to your personal Instagram account or personal Facebook account. Make your post public so it could be seen.

Step 2.  Caption your image and include #PBSFortWayne #AgeofNature in your post.
Include in your caption where the photo was taken.

Step 3.  Follow PBS Fort Wayne at @pbs39ftwayne on Instagram and @PBSFortWayne on Facebook.

For a Complete list of rules, Click Here.

Join Allen County Trailblazers!

Not a fan of group hikes? Would you like to explore the trails on your own? Allen County Trailblazers offers you just that now through December 31! This is a cooperative community health and nature appreciation venture between a group of local park and nature conservation agencies.

Hike 10 of the 14 trails listed, submit your trail form and get a medallion. You can download a trails form here.

About The Age of Nature

The Age of Nature is a three-part series from PBS. Each episode will focus on three stories that take us beyond the traditional natural history series to answer three questions:

  • What have our past mistakes taught us about nature?
  • How is our understanding of nature changing the way we live?
  • As the challenges we face mount, where are we heading next?

The Age of Nature brings together wildlife filmmaking, science, anthropology, and history to shed light on perhaps the biggest story of our time – how an increasing awareness of nature is changing the way we live on earth.

Join us on PBS Fort Wayne Wednesday nights at 10:00pm October 14-28 to watch the series.

Learn more about our Community Partners

The Age of Nature is Locally Sponsored in Part By