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Group programs offered by JCPRD Interpretive Staff
POSTED: 09/12/2002
 
Scouting or other organized groups looking for educational and fun outdoor activities this Fall can take advantage of group programs offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Arranged by appointment, the JCPRD Interpretive Staff is offering the following programs: Fall Nature Walks and Survival Hike.

All programs take place at Ernie Miller Park, 909 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe.

Autumn Nature Walks - This program is for all ages six through 14 and will allow participants to experience autumn's beauty during a guided walk through Ernie Miller Park. Walks can be tailored for special interests and/or specific scout requirements. Walks last about 45 minutes. The cost for one to 10 people is $20 for Johnson County residents or $22 for nonresidents, and the costs for 11 to 15 people are $25 for Johnson County residents or $28 for nonresidents. Fall nature walks are popular, so sign up early.

Survival Hike - Designed for all ages, participants will problem solve as they hike through the wilderness of Ernie Miller Park. Emphasis will be on map reading, teamwork, decision making, and staying safe outdoors. This activity can be tailored to groups, age, and experience level. The costs for one 60-minute session for up to 15 people are $25 for Johnson County residents or $28 for nonresidents.

Map & Compass - Children ages ten to 14 will learn the basic parts of a compass and reading a map. These skills will be combined through games. The costs for one 60-minute session for up to 10 people are $30 for Johnson County residents or $33 for nonresidents.

For more information or to schedule a program, call the Ernie Miller Nature Center at (913) 764-7759.

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