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New Mad ScienceĀ® Creepy Crawly Ecology workshop offered on Oct. 10
POSTED: 09/17/2008
The program is called Mad ScienceĀ® Creepy Crawly Ecology and is for ages six to 12. Participants will use microscopes to investigate tiny parts of plants, animals and insects; create tie-dye designs using nature's colors; and play the role and develop the skills of a naturalist tracking animals in the wild. Young ecologists will discover the science of ornithology by investigating different species of birds and how they fit into their very own niches in the environment; building their own birdhouse; and creating their own blend of bird food. Participants will also learn the parts of an insect by creating their own bug model. There will be great "snacktivities" and fun "take homes." Participants should bring a sack lunch and a drink. Search for the keyword "science" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

This program will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park. Children may be dropped off between 8:30 and 9 and picked up between 3:30 and 4 p.m. The cost for one six and one-half-hour session is $40 per person for Johnson County residents or $45 per person for nonresidents. The registration deadline for this program is Oct. 8 and the program is expected to fill quickly.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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