January 2022 Upcoming Programs at Darke County Parks

Darke County Park District will be offering a variety of programs during the month of January: 

Conservation Kids: Animal Conservation in Ohio

January 6th at 4:30pm-5:15pm at the Bish Discovery Center

Our FREE monthly after-school program offers a chance for kids to learn about various topics in environmental sustainability. This month, we’ll learn about the history of animal conservation in the state of Ohio and meet some of our animal ambassadors. Registration is required for this program.

Native Animal Encounter

January 8th at 10:00 am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve

Raptors, reptiles, amphibians… oh my! Stop by the Nature Center to visit with our educational animal ambassadors. Why is a box turtle called a box turtle? Do salamanders really breathe through their skin? And will Pip the eastern screech-owl EVER get bigger?? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more during this Saturday morning encounter!

Cats & Coffee

January 8th, 11:00am-2:00pm at the Bish Discovery Center

Come hang out and have some delicious shade-grown coffee with some cool cats. The Darke County Humane Society will be bringing some furry friends that are available to adopt. You can also just stop in and have coffee. Any cash donations will also be given to the Darke County Humane Society.

Melt & Pour Soap Making

January 15th, 1:00pm at the Bish Discovery Center

Pebble Creek Homestead located in Arcanum, Ohio will host this hands-on workshop. All materials are provided for you to make your very own essential oil scented soap. Registration is required for this program and the fee is $8. This program is suitable for ages 10 and older.

Full “Wolf” Moon Hike

January 17th, 5:45pm at Eidson Woods Preserve

Whoo Whoo comes out after the sun goes down? Find out on this night hike under the full moon. We’ll hike the trails by the light of the full moon and attempt to call in and locate the nocturnal residents of the forest. Registration is required for this program.

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