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Learn how plants and animals adapt to season changes during Nature Explorers Home School program on Oct. 16
POSTED: 09/24/2014
Home school students will learn how plants and animals adapt to changes in the seasons during an intergenerational program being offered in mid-October at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.

The program is called Nature Explorers is for youth ages six to 12 with a parent. This program lets participants explore nature and animals around the Ernie Miller Nature Center. Nature Explorers consists of stand-alone educational programs presented by park naturalists, each with a different theme. If the weather permits, these sessions are held outdoors, and participants should dress for outdoor exploration. Parents will also receive tips on how to weave outdoor exploration into their lessons.

The next presentation of this program will take place beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, and has the theme "Signs of Fall." Participants will learn how nature changes with the seasons. This program will take place at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. The cost for one 90-minute programs is $3.50 per person for Johnson County residents and $4 per person for nonresidents. Preregistration is required. For more information, call (913) 764-7759.A parent must register with each child.

To find this programs in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “home school.” The last Nature Explorers program of the fall / winter season will be “Stories of the Past” on Nov. 13.

The JCPRD 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, visit the district's website at

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