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Ernie Miller Nature Center's Fall Fun Series for ages 4-5 begins Sept. 17
POSTED: 08/24/2011
The Fall Fun Series takes place on Saturdays beginning Sept. 17 and is aimed at ages four through five. All three programs begin at 9:30 a.m. These programs are meant as opportunities for participants to enjoy nature while learning about natural and cultural concepts from a park naturalist. Sign your child up for all three 90-minute programs at a cost of $37 for Johnson County residents or $41 for nonresidents, or sign up for individual programs at a cost of $14 for Johnson County residents or $15 for nonresidents. Perform a catalog search for the keyword "preschool" to find this program in the District's catalog and online listings.

The first program is called Migratory Madness on Sept. 17. Young naturalists will discover where, how, and why many birds take flight for warmer places when winter approaches. Participants will meet a live bird and make their own binoculars for a short hike in the park.

The second program is called Native American Celebration on Oct. 15 . Young participants will have fun while learning about natural and cultural concepts. Activities will include stories, songs, games, and making a dream catcher.

The final program in the series is called The First Thanksgiving and will take place on Nov. 12. Participants will meet Patience, a Pilgrim woman , who will teach them about the Mayflower, Native Americans, and the many trying times of Plymouth.

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

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