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Spring Fling Fun offers nature-related activities during spring break, March 12-16
POSTED: 02/22/2012
 
“Our family-friendly topics are designed to entertain and engage the audience,” said Senior Park Naturalist Molly Postlewait. “Our affordable fees encourage the whole family to come. I hope the stories we tell about nature and animal encounters inspire parents and grandparents to share their own stories and get kids of all ages out on the trail to create some new family memories!”

Each day during spring break week (March 12-16), nature center staff and volunteers will present nature-oriented programs suitable for the entire family beginning at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. This year, Monday's program will showcase birds of prey with the presentation of live owls and other raptors. On Tuesday, live animals of the prairie and forest will be the focus. On Wednesday, participants will "peek at a pond" for a glimpse of aquatic critters. On Thursday, audiences will solve animal mysteries and learn their secrets. To round out the week, Friday's program will let participants hear owl stories and myths with special feathered guests in attendance.

Each program is approximately 45 minutes long. The cost is $2.75 per person paid on-site. Advance reservations are not required for this program. Perform a catalog search for the keywords "nature & outdoors" to find these programs in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

For more information on Spring Fling Fun, call the Nature Center at (913) 764-7759. The Ernie Miller Nature Center is owned and operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

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