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

This month will focus on whitetail deer antlers. The deer grow a new set of antlers every year and shed them in the late winter. Students will venture off trail to hunt for shed antlers and see what treasures they’ll discover along the way.

“Remember to dress for the weather and for being off-trail,” said organizers. “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 our 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 March class, call the park office at (937) 548-0165 or email info@darkecountyparks.org.

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