Monday, December 7, 2015

Everybody Needs a Rock at December Park P.A.L.S.

Darke County Park District Naturalist, Mandy Martin, invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join her on December 12th from 9:30am to noon to learn about rocks during Park P.A.L.S! 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.

This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to rock the morning away. Students will sort rocks, explore rock types, take a closer look at fossils, and more. Everyone is invited to bring along their favorite rock share. There is so much fun involved in discovering rocks from around the world. Students will even do a little rock science experiment. As Mandy says, “Let’s rock!” 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 December class, please call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165.

Photo Caption-Rocks are used in countless ways in today’s modern world, in construction, technology, landscaping, and more, but a few simple stacked stones served ancient people as trail markers.

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