Life in the leaf litter at Park P.A.L.S.


GREENVILLE — Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through second grade to join them on April 16 from 9:30 a.m. to noon to discover life in the leaf litter during Park P.A.L.S.

This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on State Route 502 west of Greenville to go on a scavenger hunt for critters as the ground starts to warm and the forest comes alive. Students will gently roll logs and pull back leaves to expose the diversity of life that thrives on the forest floor.

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 preregistration is required. For any questions about the Park P.A.L.S. program or any other Park District programs or to register for the April class, call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165.