The Miami County Park District has one of the leading hands-on, curriculum-based environmental education programs
in the state.

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Award winning educational Programs

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-34-6) to discover all the exciting options offered to Miami County Schools. If you have a topic that is not listed, contact Cinda in our Education Department to discuss developing a program to fit your needs.

Environmental Education Grants are available to help schools fund sessions at various Miami County Parks. Click here for more information on available grants.


Special Thank You to Our School Program Sponsors

  • Comfort Inn, Piqua

  • El Sombrero

  • Emerson Climate Technologies

  • Kerber Sheet Metal

  • Miami County Agricultural Society 

  • Miami County Foundation

  • Ohio Aggregates Industrial Minerals Association

  • Piqua Community Foundation

  • Piqua Noon Optimists

  • Troy Foundation

  • WACO Air Museum    

Hug the Earth School Festival Performances

Hug the Watershed with the Banana Slug String Band Video

Family Nature Quest

FAMILY NATURE QUEST is in the schools with over 1,000 families involved in this Miami County Park District nature club. This program connects children to nature through the best picture books. It also encourages families to increase their time together doing activities and explorations outside.

Contact Information

Environmental Education Director
Cinda Hanbuch-Pinkerton

Questions? Contact

Elizabeth George