Woodpecker Wonder at March P.A.L.S.

GREENVILLE — Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through second grade to join them on March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon to discover woodpeckers during Park P.A.L.S! This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on State Route 502 west of Greenville to wonder at the world of woodpeckers.

Students will wander the trails as they discover which woodpeckers call Darke County home. They’ll learn why the forest needs these birds and the unique feathers they use for survival. Students are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them. If not, they can also borrow a pair from the nature center.

Park P.A.L.S. is a series of monthly programs designed for students of this age group who are interested in nature. P.A.L.S. stands for Practicing And Learning Stewardship, and its mission is to develop future earth stewards through meaningful educational opportunities and hands-on experiences in the natural world. A fee of $3 is charged for the program, and pre-registration is required. For any questions about the Park P.A.L.S. program or any other Park District programs or to register for the class, call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165.

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