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Sunday Afternoon Nature Program offered during February at the Ernie Miller Nature Center
POSTED: 01/16/2008
 
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in February for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs for educational and entertaining programs. The programs begin at 2 p.m. and last about an hour 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.

February presentations will include:

Feb. 3 Winter at Valley Forge - This program highlights the summer of 1777 when commander George Washington and his troops were stationed at Valley Forge, Penn. and were faced with surviving the bitter cold and harsh conditions during their fight for America's future and freedom. A park naturalist relates the struggle for independence through the voices and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to establish a new country.

Feb. 10 Snakes Alive - Why is it that these animals seem so terrifying? Could all the stories you have heard be true? See Kansas snakes and explore the facts and fallacies of these legless wonders.

Feb. 17 Wilderness Backpacking - Are you interested in seeing nature up close and personal and off the beaten track? Learn about gear, clothing, food preparation, and practices for backpacking.

Feb. 24 Wildlife Who's Who – This presentation will feature live animals and reveal the mysteries of the food chain. Children of all ages will enjoy discovering the importance and habits of each animal and its place in nature.

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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