Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Here's a Special'scoop' on Animals for Kids

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Here's a Special'scoop' on Animals for Kids

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As soon as one 9-year-old saw the word "poop," he asked, "Can we go?"

Go, that is, to the Nature Detectives program at Jennings Environmental Education Center near Slippery Rock in Butler County on Dec. 4.

The free program is titled "The Scoop on Poop."

Environmental education specialist Brandi L. Miller-Parrish is leading this examination of the, uh, clues that animals leave behind.

"Who has been here? What did they eat? When were they here? These are just a few questions we will investigate during this two-hour program" that runs from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Nature Detectives series is designed for families with children age 6 and older, "as well as anyone who is a kid at heart." Teams will examine and try to figure out what the animal is involved in different outdoor scenarios, most featuring artificial droppings. …

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