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Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 4 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
POSTED: 12/10/2014
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs for educational and entertaining programs. The programs begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $3 per person, payable at the site, helps cover the cost of the programs; children under two are free.

The Ernie Miller Nature Center is owned and operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and is located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.

January presentations will include:
  • Jan. 4 Owls: Eyes of the Night
  • - Great Horned, Barred, and Screech owls all make their homes at Ernie Miller Park. Meet three live owls as we discover more about these mysterious creatures of the night.

  • Jan. 11 Snakes Alive
  • - Why is it that these animals seem so terrifying? Could all the stories you have heard be true? See Kansas snakes and explore the facts and fallacies of these legless wonders.

  • Jan. 18 Animal Clues
  • - Sometimes mysterious clues are left behind by the animals in our parks. Find out what clues to look for on your next walk through the park and meet an animal that leaves tracks in the snow.

  • Jan. 25 Archeology Dig
  • - Become an archeologist and discover who was here before us. Excavate real artifacts during a simulated dig. Then explore how archeologists reconstruct the cultures of ancient societies and tell the "story" of those who came before us. This program will last about an hour.

    The Sunday Family series will continue in February with the following presentations: Feb. 1, The Good, The Bad, and the Smelly; Feb. 8, Wildlife Who's Who; Feb. 15, Howdy Sheriff; and Feb. 22, Kansas Rocks! - Under the Inland Sea.

    To find these programs in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords "nature programs." For more information on the Sunday Nature Programs, call (913) 764-7759.

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