The Deep and Snowy Wood at December Preschool at DCP

Darke County Parks Naturalist, Mandy Martin, invites preschoolers to join her for the December Parent and Preschool Adventures programs. The “Little Explorers” class for 2-3 year olds will be held on December 14th from 10am to 11am, and the “Seedlings” class for 4-5 year olds will be held on December 15th from 10am to 11am, both at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. The Parent and Preschool Adventures program is a series of monthly, hour long programs designed to give parents and their preschoolers and opportunity to investigate nature through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, songs, and take-home projects.

The December program will feature the story book The Deep and Snowy Wood. A deer, a squirrel, and mole know a secret. They know that once a year a very special person pays a brief visit to the deep and snowy wood. Who could this special person be? Join Mandy to find out the answer at the end of the heartwarming Christmas tale. A fee of $2 is charged for the program, and registration is required. For any questions about the preschool programs or any other park district programs or to register for the December class, please call 548-0165 or email