Orienteering for Jr. Naturalists


Staff report



GREENVILLE — Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on State Route 502 west of Greenville.

“A compass and map can take you anywhere if you know how to use them,” reported organizers. “From the cardinal and ordinal directions, to degrees, to taking (and maintaining) a bearing, students will practice the basics. Then participants will play some exciting games to test their skills.”

The Jr. Naturalists is a series of monthly programs designed to give third- to sixth-grade students hands-on interaction with the natural world and a look at the current and historical place within it. Hikes, games, crafts, and service projects are all a part of this exciting integrated study group.

A fee of $3 is charged for the program, and registration is required. For questions about the Jr. Naturalists program or any other park district programs or to register for the November class, call the park office at 937-548-0165 or email info@darkecountyparks.org.

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Staff report