Public Programs

From time to time, we offer public hikes, workshops, and other programs that are open to the general public and families. Check here for any scheduled events.

Hoosier Riverwatch Hoosier Riverwatch

The photos above feature the Hoosier Riverwatch public program.

Download Project Learning Tree flier.

Project Learning Tree

Monday March 30 AND Monday April 6      3:30-6:30
(Must attend both sessions)       
Harmony School, 909 E. Second St.
Learn fun, hands-on activities to teach K-8 children about nature!
International, award-winning curriculum for schools, camps, or youth groups.
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning internationally recognized environmental education program that provides ready-made lessons and activities for educators. PLT can integrate easily into an existing curriculum and can be used to supplement all subject areas. PLT uses the forest as a "window to the world," helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them and their place within it. Students develop skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, and evaluation and research while having fun.
PLT activities are hands-on interdisciplinary lessons that integrate easily into all subject areas.  They are correlated to both state and national educational standards, useful to formal and non-formal educators from pre-school through high school.  PLT is designed to teach students HOW to think, not tell them what to think.  To obtain PLT materials, you must attend a PLT workshop where the program is introduced, activities conducted and many more teaching resources provided.
Manual contains almost 500 pages with 95 activities.
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$22 payable to MCPR                                                                     
Register at Monroe County Parks and Recreation                                
501 N. Morton St. Suite 100
Contact: Cathy Meyer

Frogwatch Workshop

Download a Frogwatch Workshop flier.