Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Woodpecker Wonder at March Park P.A.L.S.

Woodpeckers can peck up to 100 times a minute with a force of
600-1500 Gs. (Humans are left with a concussion after 100 Gs.)
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on March 19th from 9:30am to noon to discover woodpeckers during Park P.A.L.S! This month everyone will meet at the Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville to wonder at the world of woodpeckers. Students will wander the trails as they discover which woodpeckers call Darke County home. They’ll learn why the forest needs these wonderful birds and the unique feathers they use for survival. Students are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them. If not, they can also borrow a pair from the nature center.

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. 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 March class, please call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165.

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