Orienteering for Nov. Jr. Naturalists

Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, November 19th from 9:30am to 12pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. A compass and map can take you anywhere if you know how to use them. 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 3rd-6th 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 November class, please call the park office at (937) 548-0165 or email info@darkecountyparks.org.

Did you know?  Orienteering as competition began as a military training exercise in Sweden and now has become an international sport.