Parks receives grant for Little Miami exhibit


Submitted photo The Narrows Reserve Nature Center in Beavercreek offers many environmental educational displays, including one on Greene County bird species as shown by GCP&T Staff Naturalist Mel Grosvenor.


Greene County News

XENIA — Educating residents of all ages, Greene County Parks & Trails (GCP&T) has been awarded a grant from the Partners for the Environment to create additional exhibits focusing on the State and National Scenic Little Miami River at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, Beavercreek.

The State and National Scenic Little Miami River flows along the boundary of the park.

The new exhibits will feature hands-on and interactive activities to illustrate the Little Miami River Watershed. A display including a water table will describe riparian habitats, including its relationship with the river and its wildlife. A combined display of wetland and prairie habitat will illustrate the ecosystem of a watershed and its symbiotic relationship.

A phenology display will demonstrate the relationship of how the biological world times natural events. Species use the predictable yearly changes in the climate to determine when natural events such as breeding or flowering occur.

The new displays are tentatively scheduled to be in place by early summer 2017.

For more information about GCP&T or its Narrows Reserve Nature Center, call the park headquarters at 937-562-6440, email info@gcparkstrails.com or visit www.gcparkstrails.com.

Submitted photo The Narrows Reserve Nature Center in Beavercreek offers many environmental educational displays, including one on Greene County bird species as shown by GCP&T Staff Naturalist Mel Grosvenor.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2016/11/web1_Grant.jpgSubmitted photo The Narrows Reserve Nature Center in Beavercreek offers many environmental educational displays, including one on Greene County bird species as shown by GCP&T Staff Naturalist Mel Grosvenor.

Story courtesy of Greene County Parks & Trails.

Story courtesy of Greene County Parks & Trails.