|Visit Ernie Miller Nature Center to take part in Passport to Adventure 2014 beginning March 22|
Gather your family and pick up your Passport to Adventure for the Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City’s sixteenth annual event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center or at any of 16 other sites in the metro area beginning March 22.
Passport to Adventure is a great way for area residents to experience nature, science, and history in their own backyard. The annual event is meant to encourage the public to visit area nature centers, museums and historic sites between March 22 and Oct. 31.
This year's event will kick-off from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the Independence Bass Pro Shop, 18001 Bass Pro Drive, Independence. Participants can pick up their 2014 passport, visit booths from participating facilities, see live animals, and participate in hands-on activities. To find this program in the JCPRD’s catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog, look for the keywords “nature & outdoors.”
The Passport to Adventure program is free, although some sites charge regular admission to their facilities. Participants can also obtain a passport at any of the sites below. Passport holders have until Oct. 31 to get their passport stamped at all 17 participating sites in order to be eligible for prizes. Everyone who does so will receive a special prize by mail. In addition, each participating site will offer a small complimentary gift for answering a question relating to the site at the time the passport is stamped.
Sites participating in the 2014 Passport to Adventure are:
• Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO (816) 759-7300
• Beanstalk Children's Garden, 6917 Kensington, Kansas City, MO (816) 931-3877
• Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, MO (816) 228-3766
• Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe, KS (913) 764-7759
• MR. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library, 4051 West Drive, Kansas City, KS (913) 299-2384
• Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, 107 Osage St., Sibley, MO. (816) 650-3278
• The John Wornall House Museum, 6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO (816) 444-1858
• Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd (816) 483-8300
• Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO (816) 513-8960
• Legler Barn Museum, 14907 W. 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS (913)492-0038
• Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop Farm Historic Site, 1200 East Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS (913) 971-5111
• Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary 407 N. LaFrenz Road, Liberty, MO (816) 781-8598
• Oxford School House 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS (913) 339-6700 ext. 157
• Powell Gardens 1609 NW, U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, MO (816) 697-2600
• Prairie Oak Nature Center 14701 Mission Drive, Leawood, KS (913) 681-0902
• Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 SW Harper, Lawrence, KS (785) 832-7980
• Trailside Center 9901 Holmes Road, KC MO (816) 942-3581
For more about Passport to Adventure, visit www.kcpassport.com or call (913) 764-7759. The Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City is a nonprofit organization made up of historical, natural, and cultural interpretive sites throughout the Kansas City area. The Ernie Miller Nature Center is owned and operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.