Earth Ninja Camp: Ages: 8-9
Jun
18
to Jun 22

Earth Ninja Camp: Ages: 8-9

Join us as we calm our minds like Jedi’s, learn to move silently with the rhythm of the forest, and activate body senses through fun training games and wild nature play.  Discover how to blend into the landscape using camouflage and by mimicking wild animals.  Hone your skills with exciting missions and challenges as you earn the title of Earth Ninja!

Ages 8-9: June 18-22: 10a-12p daily

Earth Ninjas - $75

Download a registration packet HERE

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Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Parent & Preschooler Adventures - Toadally Fun! (Ages: 2-3)

Parent and Preschooler Adventures is a series of monthly, hour-long programs designed to give parents and their preschoolers an opportunity to investigate nature through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, songs, and take-home projects. The “Little Explorers” Wednesday classes are for 2-3 year olds, and the “Seedlings” Thursday classes are for 4-5 year olds. Registration is required, and each class has a fee of $2.00.

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Jun
21
10:00 AM10:00

Parent & Preschooler Adventures - Toadally Fun! (Ages 4-5)

Parent and Preschooler Adventures is a series of monthly, hour-long programs designed to give parents and their preschoolers an opportunity to investigate nature through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, songs, and take-home projects. The “Little Explorers” Wednesday classes are for 2-3 year olds, and the “Seedlings” Thursday classes are for 4-5 year olds. Registration is required, and each class has a fee of $2.00.

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in June, we'll discover "Summer Wildflowers"!  We will enjoy whites, reds, blues, yellows, oranges and purples!  We'll see flowers that are 6 inches tall and some that are 12 feet!  

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in June, we'll discover "Summer Wildflowers"!  We will enjoy whites, reds, blues, yellows, oranges and purples!  We'll see flowers that are 6 inches tall and some that are 12 feet!  

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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Butterfly Gardening
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Butterfly Gardening

Join us for an informative session on how you can introduce more butterfly (and other pollinators) to your gardens at home!  We'll cover desireable plant species and other garden features that help attract beneficial wildlife to your yard.  We'll explore the gardens at the Nature Center to see examples first hand.

Registration is Required.  Call the Nature Center at 937-548-0165.

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Jul
2
6:00 PM18:00

Try Hammocking

Darke County Parks is offering a FREE program to “Try Hammocking” at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center on July 2nd at 6pm. Participants will leave this program with a basic knowledge of hammocks. We will discuss what equipment is needed, how to pick the right trees, styles of hammocks and more.  Hammocks will be available to try out and also experience setting up and tearing down.  Park staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance.

 

Although this is a free program, registration is required.  Please call the Nature Center at 548-0165 to register.

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Nature @ Night Camp: Ages: 8-12
Jul
5
to Jul 6

Nature @ Night Camp: Ages: 8-12

There is so much to see and do in the park after dark!  This single overnight event will give a quick introduction to camping while being close to modern facilities for comfort.  After setting up camp, there will be a dinner over the campfire, a night hike, games and more.  Campers will go home after we eat breakfast and break down camp the following day.  Don’t miss this exciting adventure at Shawnee Prairie! 
*Includes one overnight camping experience

Ages 8-12: July 5-6: Thurs 1pm - Fri. 11am (single overnight)

Nature at Night - $45

Download a registration packet HERE

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in July, we'll discover "Butterflies of Darke County"!  We’ll search for Monarchs, Red Admirals, Giant Swallowtails, and Buckeye butterflies!  Bring binoculars, water and a butterfly net if you want!

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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Inspiration in Blue: an Art Camp - Ages: 7-11
Jul
9
to Jul 11

Inspiration in Blue: an Art Camp - Ages: 7-11

An art camp focusing on the blues found in nature.  In conjunction with the Anna Bier Art Gallery, Darke County Parks will host this creative camp geared to budding young artists.  Each day we’ll create pieces inspired by the sky, flowers, and all creatures of blue found on earth. Artwork completed will be on display at the DCCA Barbecue and Blues event at the Greenville Public Library Friday, July 13th.

Ages 7-11: July 9-11: 9:30a-12:30p daily

Inspiration in Blue: An Art Camp - $50

Download a registration packet HERE

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Outdoor Adventure Camp: Ages 13-15
Jul
9
to Jul 13

Outdoor Adventure Camp: Ages 13-15

Outdoor adventure is all around us; you just have to know where to look!  We’ll travel by kayaks along a local waterway, explore a cave by flashlight, speed down twisting paths on mountain bikes and take to the skies exploring elevated challenge courses and ziplines.  We will conclude the week with an overnight camping and paddling experience.
*Includes one overnight camping experience

Ages 13-15: July 9-13: 10a-4p daily (single overnight experience)

Outdoor Adventure - $135

Download a registration packet HERE

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Jul
10
12:00 PM12:00

Olde Thyme Gardeners Meeting

The Club has a strong interest in heritage gardening techniques of the 19th century.  They maintain the heirloom garden at Shawnee Prairie Preserve.  No special training is necessary to become a member.  Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 12pm at the Nature Center. 

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Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Friends of the Parks Meeting

Organized in 1995, the Friends of the Darke County Park District is a 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to “Promote and support the mission of the Darke County Parks through volunteerism and fund-raising”.  The Friends strive to increase public awareness and appreciation of the beauty found within Darke County Parks.  Their volunteerism shows throughout the county through Adopt-a-Waterway & Highway programs, helping staff run events such as Prairie Days, hosting the Waffle Breakfast, managing the Endowment Fund, and staffing the gift shop in the Nature Center.  Business meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month beginning at 6:30pm, with a gathering or program being held at 7pm immediately following the business meeting.  Please join us!

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in July, we'll discover "Butterflies of Darke County"!  We’ll search for Monarchs, Red Admirals, Giant Swallowtails, and Buckeye butterflies!  Bring binoculars, water and a butterfly net if you want!

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Anthony Wayne Peace Council House Open

Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greeneville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the history of a council house? Join a local historian on July 14th from 1-4pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park across from the Garst Museum to find out about these interests and more. Visitors can expect to see gifts from the twelve tribes who signed the treaty as well as many ceremonial items like a turtle shell representing the earth, a talking stick, and the ceremonial fire pits. Please remember, out of respect for the tribes who signed the treaty, enter the council house through the east door, with the rising sun, and exit though the west door, with the setting sun. 

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Paddle the Greenville
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Paddle the Greenville

Paddle a canoe with a partner or a kayak solo down the Greenville Creek.  We will explore the creek and see what wildlife and other discoveries might await us!

Registration is Required.  Paddlers must be age 13+ (children may ride in a canoe with adults).  Fee: $10/paddler  Call the Nature Center at 937-548-0165 to register.

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in July, we'll discover "Butterflies of Darke County"!  We’ll search for Monarchs, Red Admirals, Giant Swallowtails, and Buckeye butterflies!  Bring binoculars, water and a butterfly net if you want!

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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Owl Prowl Hike
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

Owl Prowl Hike

Join us at Eidson Woods Preserve for an "Owl Prowl"!  We'll learn about the local owls and then take a hike to see whooo we can see!  Dress for the weather.

Registration is Required.  Call the Nature Center at 937-548-0165.

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Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

Parent and Preschooler Adventures - Fairy Gardens (Ages 2-3)

Parent and Preschooler Adventures is a series of monthly, hour-long programs designed to give parents and their preschoolers an opportunity to investigate nature through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, songs, and take-home projects. The “Little Explorers” Wednesday classes are for 2-3 year olds, and the “Seedlings” Thursday classes are for 4-5 year olds. Registration is required, and each class has a fee of $2.00.

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Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Parent and Preschooler Adventures - Fairy Gardens (Ages 4-5)

Parent and Preschooler Adventures is a series of monthly, hour-long programs designed to give parents and their preschoolers an opportunity to investigate nature through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, songs, and take-home projects. The “Little Explorers” Wednesday classes are for 2-3 year olds, and the “Seedlings” Thursday classes are for 4-5 year olds. Registration is required, and each class has a fee of $2.00.

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in July, we'll discover "Butterflies of Darke County"!  We’ll search for Monarchs, Red Admirals, Giant Swallowtails, and Buckeye butterflies!  Bring binoculars, water and a butterfly net if you want!

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in August, we'll discover "Prairies in their Prime"!  We’ll enjoy the prime season of the prairies with flowers, birds, butterflies, dragonflies and more.  August in the prairie is the place to be!  Be sure to bring a hat and water as prairies can be hot during this time of year.

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Friends of the Parks Meeting

Organized in 1995, the Friends of the Darke County Park District is a 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to “Promote and support the mission of the Darke County Parks through volunteerism and fund-raising”.  The Friends strive to increase public awareness and appreciation of the beauty found within Darke County Parks.  Their volunteerism shows throughout the county through Adopt-a-Waterway & Highway programs, helping staff run events such as Prairie Days, hosting the Waffle Breakfast, managing the Endowment Fund, and staffing the gift shop in the Nature Center.  Business meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month beginning at 6:30pm, with a gathering or program being held at 7pm immediately following the business meeting.  Please join us!

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Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

10 Essentials of Dayhiking

Discover what to pack whether you are hiking Darke County Parks or Glacier National Park!  We will discuss options to carry to ensure you and your family are safe while enjoying whatever wild space you find yourself in.  

Registration Required  FREE

Call the Nature Center at 937-548-0165

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in August, we'll discover "Prairies in their Prime"!  We’ll enjoy the prime season of the prairies with flowers, birds, butterflies, dragonflies and more.  August in the prairie is the place to be!  Be sure to bring a hat and water as prairies can be hot during this time of year.

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

Bats of Ohio

Learn about the Bats of Ohio and what you can do to help protect these vital componets to our ecosystem.  We will even get a chance to venture outside to use our bat locating equipment and see some bats in person!

Registration is Required  FREE

Call the Nature Center at 937-548-0165

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Aug
14
12:00 PM12:00

Olde Thyme Gardeners Meeting

The Club has a strong interest in heritage gardening techniques of the 19th century.  They maintain the heirloom garden at Shawnee Prairie Preserve.  No special training is necessary to become a member.  Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 12pm at the Nature Center. 

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Aug
15
10:00 AM10:00

Parent and Preschooler Adventures: Creeking @ Bear's Mill (Ages 2-3)

Parent and Preschooler Adventures is a series of monthly, hour-long programs designed to give parents and their preschoolers an opportunity to investigate nature through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, songs, and take-home projects. The “Little Explorers” Wednesday classes are for 2-3 year olds, and the “Seedlings” Thursday classes are for 4-5 year olds. Registration is required, and each class has a fee of $2.00.

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Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Parent and Preschooler Adventures: Creeking @ Bear's Mill (Ages 4-5)

Parent and Preschooler Adventures is a series of monthly, hour-long programs designed to give parents and their preschoolers an opportunity to investigate nature through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, songs, and take-home projects. The “Little Explorers” Wednesday classes are for 2-3 year olds, and the “Seedlings” Thursday classes are for 4-5 year olds. Registration is required, and each class has a fee of $2.00.

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in August, we'll discover "Prairies in their Prime"!  We’ll enjoy the prime season of the prairies with flowers, birds, butterflies, dragonflies and more.  August in the prairie is the place to be!  Be sure to bring a hat and water as prairies can be hot during this time of year.

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Anthony Wayne Peace Council House Open

Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greeneville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the history of a council house? Join a local historian on August 18th from 1-4pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park across from the Garst Museum to find out about these interests and more. Visitors can expect to see gifts from the twelve tribes who signed the treaty as well as many ceremonial items like a turtle shell representing the earth, a talking stick, and the ceremonial fire pits. Please remember, out of respect for the tribes who signed the treaty, enter the council house through the east door, with the rising sun, and exit though the west door, with the setting sun. 

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Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Leave No Trace

During this awareness program, we'll learn the 7 Leave No Trace principles and how they can apply to you and your family where ever your trails may lead you.

Bish Discovery Center

Registration Required  FREE  Call the Nature Center at 937-548-0165

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in August, we'll discover "Prairies in their Prime"!  We’ll enjoy the prime season of the prairies with flowers, birds, butterflies, dragonflies and more.  August in the prairie is the place to be!  Be sure to bring a hat and water as prairies can be hot during this time of year.

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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Aug
27
8:00 PM20:00

Full Moon Paddle

We'll paddle by the light of the full moon!  Bring your headlamp and dress to get wet as we adventure the waterways under the cover of darkness.  Will we hear an owl or see a fox?  Time will tell.  

Due to the nature of this program, it  is for experienced paddlers and ages 18+ only.

Registration Required / Weather Dependent  /  Fee: $15/paddler

Call the Nature Center 937-548-0165

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Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Anthony Wayne Peace Council House Open

Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greeneville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the history of a council house? Join a local historian on June 16th from 1-4pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge Meadow Park across from the Garst Museum to find out about these interests and more. Visitors can expect to see gifts from the twelve tribes who signed the treaty as well as many ceremonial items like a turtle shell representing the earth, a talking stick, and the ceremonial fire pits. Please remember, out of respect for the tribes who signed the treaty, enter the council house through the east door, with the rising sun, and exit though the west door, with the setting sun. The council house will also be on two other occasions this summer on July 14th and August 8th both from 1-4pm.

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in June, we'll discover "Summer Wildflowers"!  We will enjoy whites, reds, blues, yellows, oranges and purples!  We'll see flowers that are 6 inches tall and some that are 12 feet!  

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

Olde Thyme Gardeners Meeting

The Club has a strong interest in heritage gardening techniques of the 19th century.  They maintain the heirloom garden at Shawnee Prairie Preserve.  No special training is necessary to become a member.  Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 12pm at the Nature Center. 

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Voyageurs Camp: Ages 10-12
Jun
11
to Jun 15

Voyageurs Camp: Ages 10-12

Become “voyageur” as we learn to paddle canoes and kayaks through flat water and creeks.  We’ll learn the basics of navigation to find our way along the waterways just as the voyagers of old did.  Prepare to get wet daily and join us as we voyage the waters of Darke County and beyond as we complete our week with a lake-side tent camping adventure! New games, locations and activities will make this camp exciting for all.
*Includes one overnight camping experience

Ages 10-12: June 11-15: 1p-4p daily (single overnight experience)

Voyagers - $95

Download a registration packet HERE

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Stamp into Nature Camp: Ages 7-11
Jun
11
to Jun 15

Stamp into Nature Camp: Ages 7-11

Stamps, ink pad, and log book in hand!  It sounds like you are ready to hit the trails and start Letterboxing.  Letterboxing is an outdoor hobby which combines hiking, orienteering, treasure hunting, and puzzle solving.  Campers will get the chance to create their own trail name, carve stamps and fill their logbook. 

Ages 7-11: June 11-15: 10a-12p daily  FEE: $65

Download a registration packet HERE

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in June, we'll discover "Summer Wildflowers"!  We will enjoy whites, reds, blues, yellows, oranges and purples!  We'll see flowers that are 6 inches tall and some that are 12 feet!  

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Friends of the Parks Meeting

Organized in 1995, the Friends of the Darke County Park District is a 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to “Promote and support the mission of the Darke County Parks through volunteerism and fund-raising”.  The Friends strive to increase public awareness and appreciation of the beauty found within Darke County Parks.  Their volunteerism shows throughout the county through Adopt-a-Waterway & Highway programs, helping staff run events such as Prairie Days, hosting the Waffle Breakfast, managing the Endowment Fund, and staffing the gift shop in the Nature Center.  Business meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month beginning at 6:30pm, with a gathering or program being held at 7pm immediately following the business meeting.  Please join us!

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Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Strolls - Every Saturday June-August

Join us every Saturday this summer for our new "Summer Strolls" recurring walks.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie at 10am and then hit the trail for an exploitative walk discovering this month's theme!

Throughout Saturdays in June, we'll discover "Summer Wildflowers"!  We will enjoy whites, reds, blues, yellows, oranges and purples!  We'll see flowers that are 6 inches tall and some that are 12 feet!  

Join us for a walk in the park every Saturday this summer!

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May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Parent & Preschooler (4-5 year old): Flowers

Parent and Preschooler Adventures is a series of monthly, hour-long programs designed to give parents and their preschoolers an opportunity to investigate nature through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, songs, and take-home projects. The “Little Explorers” Wednesday classes are for 2-3 year olds, and the “Seedlings” Thursday classes are for 4-5 year olds. Registration is required, and each class has a fee of $2.00.

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May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Parent & Preschooler (2-3 year old): Flowers

Parent and Preschooler Adventures is a series of monthly, hour-long programs designed to give parents and their preschoolers an opportunity to investigate nature through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, songs, and take-home projects. The “Little Explorers” Wednesday classes are for 2-3 year olds, and the “Seedlings” Thursday classes are for 4-5 year olds. Registration is required, and each class has a fee of $2.00.

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Birding the Boardwalk: Eco-trip
May
15
7:00 AM07:00

Birding the Boardwalk: Eco-trip

Travel with a park district naturalist to Magee Marsh's famed boardwalk for a day of birdwatching!  Expect to see well over 40 sepcies of birds, many up-close!  We will depart the Nature Center early and bird for most of the day (bring a sack lunch), and return close to 5pm.  

Registration Required.  Fee: $10

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F.O.N.D. - Family Outdoor Nature Discovery
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

F.O.N.D. - Family Outdoor Nature Discovery

It’s no secret that we all have way too much screen time. According to Scott D. Sampson, author of How to Raise a Wild Child, “The average North American child now spends about seven hours a day staring at screens... Yet recent research indicates that experiences in nature are essential for healthy growth. Regular exposure to nature can help relieve stress, depression, and attention deficits. It can reduce bullying, combat obesity, and boost academic scores.”   

Darke County Parks are proud to offer this opportunity for families to engage in unstructured and purposeful outdoor play in our parks.  Each month we’ll choose an activity that best fits what is happening in the natural world and see where our explorations take us!

All Activities will take place at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center.

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Down to Earth Book Club: "The Nature Fix" by Florence Williams
May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Down to Earth Book Club: "The Nature Fix" by Florence Williams

"For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain."

Join us for discussion on this fascinating book!  Please register so we know you are planning on attending. 

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Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

Parent & Preschooler (4-5 year old): Kites

Parent and Preschooler Adventures is a series of monthly, hour-long programs designed to give parents and their preschoolers an opportunity to investigate nature through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, songs, and take-home projects. The “Little Explorers” Wednesday classes are for 2-3 year olds, and the “Seedlings” Thursday classes are for 4-5 year olds. Registration is required, and each class has a fee of $2.00.

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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Parent & Preschooler (2-3 year old): Kites

Parent and Preschooler Adventures is a series of monthly, hour-long programs designed to give parents and their preschoolers an opportunity to investigate nature through hands-on activities, hikes, stories, songs, and take-home projects. The “Little Explorers” Wednesday classes are for 2-3 year olds, and the “Seedlings” Thursday classes are for 4-5 year olds. Registration is required, and each class has a fee of $2.00.

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Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Raised Bed Gardening

Join us as we discover the advantages and simplicity of using raised garden beds.  We will explore materials to build the structure, planting suggestions, common issues and what resources are locally available for you to be successful.  No gardening experience necessary!

Registration Required.  FREE

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Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Geocaching 101

We'll meet at Bish Discovery Center and learn the basics of geocaching, a GPS treasure hunting activity you can play with simple tools.  We'll walk thru the basics and then try to find some local caches.  

Registration Required.  FREE

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Apr
13
8:30 PM20:30

Spring Stargaze

Join us as we welcome the Stillwater Stargazers back to Shawnee Prairie.  The Stargazers will lend their expertise for an evening with the stars!  The Moon will be in a slim crescent phase and will set early which is beneficial for observing the night sky.  In addition, we'll keep an eye out for the ISS (International Space Station) which will pass very near Venus in our night sky!

Call the Nature Center for details.   FREE

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