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Hear "Stories of the Past" during Nature Explorers home school program on Nov. 13
POSTED: 10/22/2014
Ancestors and those who came before us are the topic of an intergenerational nature program designed to supplement and support home school efforts which is being offered in mid-November 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. Park naturalists present these stand-alone educational programs, which take place on a Thursday. If the weather permits, these sessions will be held outdoors and participants should dress for outdoor exploration. Parents will also receive tips on how to weave outdoor exploration into their lessons.

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 next Nature Explorers session is called "Stories of the Past" and will take place on Nov. 13. Fall is a time of year we remember our ancestors. Participants will hear stories about travelers of the past. Play pilgrim and pioneer games, help with chores, and taste Johnny Cake. This program will begin at 3 p.m. The cost for one 75-minute program 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.

Ernie Miller Nature Center is located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. A parent must register with each child.
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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