The Miami County Park District has one of the leading hands-on, curriculum-based environmental education programs in the state. Through levy funds, the Park District offers award winning educational programs to local school children at no charge.
These programs compliment the local schools’ curriculum while meeting state science standards. The interdisciplinary programs incorporate hands-on classroom activities, outdoor investigations, music and art. Look through the Education Program Brochure (k-3, 4-6) to discover all the exciting options offered to Miami County Schools. If you have a topic that is not listed, contact Cinda at our Education Department to discuss developing a program to fit your needs.
Environmental Education Grants are available to help schools fun sessions at various Miami County Parks. Click here for more information on available grants.
Hug the Watershed with the Banana Slug String Band
Ants Dirt Made My Lunch Beaks & Feet Everything Needs a Home
No Bones Roots Stems Leaves Habitat Habitat What Do Animals Need
I'm a Tree Watercycle Boogie Heat & Pressure Erosion Deposition
Food Chain Storm Drain Blues One Little River We All Live Down Stream
Listen One Drop of Water FBI
Hug the Earth School Festival Performances
Click this link to view your class' performance with the Banana Slug String Band. Remember they will be listed under their grade as of last May, 2015.
General Program Materials
Green Tips Booklet
Slug Eye Template
Slug Antenna Template
Ant Head Template
Rock Cycle Game
If you are interested in a custom program please contact Cinda Hanbuch-Pinkerton at 937-667-1286.
The Park District provides teacher workshops on a variety of topics. Please contact Cinda Hanbuch-Pinkerton at 937-667-1286 to find out about these programs. Custom workshops are available upon request.
Family Nature Quest
FAMILY NATURE QUEST is in the schools with over 1,000 families involved in this Miami County Park District nature club which encourages families to increase their time together doing activities and explorations outside. Click the link above or watch this short video to find out more about this program. If your school is interested in participating in this program please contact Cinda at our Education Office 937-667-1286.
Quest Program Materials
Journal Page Parent Permission Form Tool & Gemstone Prize Sheet Book Response Card
Teacher Survey Tracking Bookmark Parent Survey Contact Sheet for Supplies
Environmental Education Director
2535 Ross Road
Tipp City, OH 45371