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Sunday Family Series continues on Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
POSTED: 01/09/2014
 
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in February when Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs continue. These educational and entertaining 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.
February presentations will include:

Feb. 2 - 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. 9 - Being Bold in the Cold - Discover how dangerous cold weather can be. Find out what tools and traits can help you survive if you get lost on a hike, including how to build a fire. Learn what animals are adapted to the cold and meet a live rabbit.

Feb. 16 - Heartland - Ocean Connections - This won't be a real trip to the beach, but we will explore the many ways our oceans support life in the Midwest and how our lives here impact the marine environment. There will be interesting sea life specimens to view up close while visiting with a marine ecologist.

Feb. 23 - Predators on the Prowl - Discover predators large and small that call Kansas home. We'll discuss what predators are here now and what has been here in the past and why they're an important part of a healthy ecosystem. Meet two live predators, learn what to do if you ever encounter one of these magnificent creatures in the wild, and touch real fur from a wolf, coyote, bobcat, and bear, and examine skulls, teeth, and tracks.

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, call (913) 764-7759.

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