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Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs begin Jan. 7 at Ernie Miller Nature Center, Olathe
POSTED: 12/12/2007
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs for educational and entertaining programs. The programs begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $1.75 per person, payable at the site, helps cover the cost of the programs; children under two are free.

The Ernie Miller Nature Center is owned and operated by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District and is located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.

January presentations will include:

Jan. 6 Birds of Prey– By day or night, out of the sky flies a rodent’s nightmare, the birds of prey. Join our interpretive staff as they show why rodents fear these great birds. Using live birds, participants will see up close examples of these magnificent raptors and their special adaptations.

Jan. 13 The Good, the Bad, and the Smelly – Take a different look at some of the not-so-glamorous animals around, spiders, snakes, and skunks. These critters may not be loveable to all, but learn why they are important to our lifestyles and environment. Live snakes and spiders will be displayed.

Jan. 20 Mother Nature - What can you do for Mother Earth? Learn about recycling, preventing pollution and protecting wildlife. Meet a relative of an endangered species. Environmental stories will be presented by Mother Nature herself. Threatened and endangered species will be highlighted.

Jan. 27 Kansas Symbols – What do the American bison, tiger salamander, and sunflower have in common? They are just a few of the natural symbols of the great state of Kansas. Learn about these and others through this interactive program featuring hands-on items and live animals. Be prepared to end the program with a rousing chorus of "Home of the Range.".

Search for the keywords "nature programs" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings. For more information on the Sunday Nature Programs, call (913) 764-7759.

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