Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pepé le Pew for Feb. Jr. Naturalists

Skunks are born blind and continue to have very poor eyesight into
adulthood, but they make up for it with fantastic hearing.
Darke County Parks invites students in grades 3-6 to join them for the Jr. Naturalists program on Saturday, February 20th from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. Because February is skunk mating season, this month’s program will feature the truth behind Pepé le Pew. Students will take a closer look at this odoriferous mammal, learning to appreciate its contributions to our ecosystem, but from a distance. A fee of $3 is charged for the program, and preregistration is required. Students are asked to please dress for the weather because they may head outside for a portion of the program.

The Jr. Naturalists program is a series of monthly programs designed to give students a hands-on introduction to natural resource management. Hikes, work projects, and independent study are all part of this fun-filled nature study club. For any questions about the Jr. Naturalists program or any other Park District programs or to register for the February class, please call 548-0165 or email Hannah Linebaugh at

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