School Programs

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 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.

Hug the Watershed with the Banana Slug String Band Video

Special Thank You to Our School Program Sponsors

Comfort Inn, Piqua

El Sombrero


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

Follow this link to view your child’s performance with the Banana Slug String Band. Remember they will be listed under their grade as of last May, 2015.

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

Education Office

2535 Ross Road

Tipp City, OH 45371