Nature; From the Ground Up Summer Camp was recently held at the Darke County Park District. The week began underground. Campers got up close and personal with worms and also made a worm farm to take home.
The next day, it was time to cool off and hop in the creek. The kids used nets and pond viewers to find out just what was living in Greenville Creek. Since we were already wet, they finished the day by playing with water balloons. Midweek, Naturalists got some of the animals out of their tanks in the live classroom, including the large corn snake which everyone was brave enough to pet!
The following day was spent learning all about birds, butterflies and things that fly. The last day of camp was about the sky and beyond. Each child became a scientist and made fog and ice indoors. Then it was time to turn out the lights and learn about constellations. Everyone also got the chance to use a telescope. The whole week was having fun, while learning about the natural world that surrounds us.
For more information about other programs offered by the Darke County Parks, visit our website at www.darkecountyparks.org or call 937.548.0165.