|Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 5 at Ernie Miller Nature Center|
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & 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 $3 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 & Recreation District and is located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
January presentations will include:
Jan. 5 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. 12 Whose Scat is That? - Ever stepped in smelly scat from an animal and thought, “Yuck, whose poop is that?” Yes, we said poop. If you want to be scientific, call it scat. All scat tells a story; unlock the hidden secrets of an animal’s life. Learn to identify our local critters by their scat and tracks and see live animals that make the nature center their home.
Jan. 19 Nature Photography - Photographing plants, animals and landscape can be a wild adventure! What makes a good photograph? This Sunday, discover how to compose beautiful works of art and memories that will last a lifetime and beyond. Learn from nature photographer and see amazing photos from the Nature Center, Kansas City Zoo, Yellowstone, Africa, and more. This hour long session will focus on basic skills for beginner photographers. Bring your camera to take a picture of an owl! *Please note that this program is recommended for ages 8 & up.
There will be no Sunday Family Series presentation on Jan. 26, because the Kansas Day Celebration event will take place instead at Ernie Miller Nature Center. That program will also begin at 2 p.m. and will cost $5 per person.
The Sunday Family series will continue in February with the following presentations: Feb. 2, Snakes Alive; Feb. 9, Being Bold in the Cold; Feb. 16, Heartland - Ocean Connections; and Feb. 23, Predators on the Prowl.
To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “nature programs.” For more information on the Sunday Nature Programs or the Kansas Day Celebration, call (913) 764-7759.