Most public programs are free. If a fee is charged, it will be indicated in the program description. Some programs require pre-registration.  Most outdoor activities are conducted rain or shine. Please come prepared for the weather and the activity. Unless otherwise stated, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please register by calling the Nature Center at 937-548-0165 or email us.

 

School Programs

Whether it's a class Outdoor Adventure trip to one of our Parks or one of our Naturalist Educators visiting your classroom, we can't wait to share the natural world with your students!  Check out the PDF below and then let us know how we can help. 

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Park Locations

Throughout the county, Darke County Parks has a variety of preserves allowing for passive recreation as you walk the trails.   Preserves range in size and features with something for everyone!

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Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed … We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.
— Wallace Stegner