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

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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 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


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

Custom Programs

If you are interested in a custom program please contact Cinda Hanbuch-Pinkerton at 937-667-1286.

Teacher Workshops

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

Contact Information

Environmental Education Director
Cinda Hanbuch-Pinkerton

Education Office
2535 Ross Road
Tipp City, OH 45371