By Sam Wildow

PIQUA — Kids are already receiving hands-on learning in their second week back to school, as parks personnel and teachers teamed up to teach students how people impact an environment’s water supply.

The Miami County Parks District visited Piqua Central Intermediate School on Monday and Tuesday as part of their watershed program.

“It’s a program by the Miami County Parks,” PCIS teacher Joyce Bostick said. “Kids are learning about (how) what we do to the environment affects our water.”

Mike Ullery | Daily Call...Alexandria Williams, a fifth-grader at Piqua Central Intermediate School tries to catch an apple, one of many activities at Farm Day, sponsored by Hartzell, at Miami County Park District’s Lostcreek Reserve on Friday.

Workers from Piqua City Schools, Hartzell Air Movement, and the Miami County Park District teach Piqua Central Intermediate School students about bees and pollination, front, while another group take a hayride, during Farm Day at Lostcreek Reserve on Friday.

by Cecilia Fox...TIPP CITY — Returning to Miami County for the first time in more than 20 years, Barbara Huston was overwhelmed by memories.

“I’ve been on such a roller coaster,” she said.

Her late husband Scott was the county’s first park district director and she had not been back to the area since his memorial service.

Huston, standing at the waterfall overlook in Charleston Falls Preserve, said she was overwhelmed, but pleased to see how the parks have grown.

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