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Visit Ernie Miller Nature Center to Participate in Passport to Adventure Beginning May 16
POSTED: 04/18/2007
Gather your family and pick up your Kansas City Passport to Adventure for the Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City's at the Ernie Miller Nature Center or at any of 16 other sites in the metro area beginning May 16.

Now in its thirteenth year, Passport to Adventure is a great way for area residents to experience nature, science, and history in their own backyard. The annual event is meant to encourage the public to visit area nature centers, museums and historic sites between May 16 and Sept. 25.

The program is free and participants can obtain a passport at any of the sites below. Passport holders have until Sept. 25 to get their passport stamped at all 17 participating sites in order to be eligible for prizes. Everyone who does so will receive a special prize by mail. In addition, each participating site will offer a small complimentary gift for answering a question relating to the site at the time the passport is stamped.

Sites participating in the 2007 Passport to Adventure are:

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center 4750 Troost, Kansas City, MO (816) 759-7300

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, MO (816) 228-3766

Cave Spring Interpretive Center 8701 East Gregory, KC, MO (816) 358-2283

Ernie Miller Nature Center 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS (913) 764-7759

Fort Osage Historic Site Sibley, MO (816) 795-8200 ext 1260

George Owens Nature Park 1601 South Speck Road, Independence, MO (816) 325-7115

Kansas City Museum 3218 Gladstone Blvd (816) 438-8300

Kemper Outdoor Education Center 8201 Jasper Bell Road, Blue Springs, MO (816) 229-8980

Lakeside Nature Center 4701 E. Gregory, Kansas City, MO (816) 513-8960

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historical Site 1100 Kansas City Road, Olathe KS (913) 971-5111

Martha Lafitte Thompson Nature Center 407 N. LaFrenz Road, Liberty, MO (816) 781-8598

Missouri Town 1855 8010 E. Park Road, Lees Summit, MO (816) 503-4860

National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame 630 Hall of Fame Dr., Bonner Springs, KS (913) 721-1075

National Frontier Trails Historic Site 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence, MO (816) 325-7575

Powell Gardens 1609 NW, U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, MO (816) 697-2600

Prairie Oak Nature Center 14701 Mission Drive, Leawood, KS (913) 681-0902

Wonderscope Children’s Museum 5705 Flint Street, Shawnee, KS (913) 268-8130

The Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City is a nonprofit organization made up of historical, natural, and cultural interpretive sites throughout the Kansas City area.

For more information about the Kickoff event or the Passport to Adventure Hunt, call the Ernie Miller Nature Center at (913) 764-7759.

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