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Sunday Family Series continues on Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
POSTED: 01/08/2015
Sunday afternoon nature programs continue in February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.

This annual series, which is presented each January and February, is called the Sunday Family Series. 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.

February presentations will include:
Feb. 1 - The Good, the Bad, and the Smelly – Take a different look at some of the not-so-glamorous animals around, spiders, snakes, and skunks. These critters may not be loveable to all, but learn why they are important to our lifestyles and environment. Live snakes and spiders will be displayed.
Feb. 8 - Wildlife Who's Who - Meet an amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal. Learn about these animals, and discover their similarities and differences.
Feb. 15 - Howdy Sheriff! - Take a step back in history and meet a deputy sheriff from the old west. Learn about law enforcement in the 1870's, as well as what it means to be a deputy. Once you get your learnin' done, the deputy will put you through the paces and make you an "official" deputy. Afterwards, meet a real Johnson County Park Police officer who will explain what it means to be a police officer in modern times.
Feb. 22 - Kansas Rocks! - Under the Inland Sea - Down to the sea and under the earth, fossils tell us a fascinating story about how what is now prairie was once the sea floor! Explore ancient oceans of eastern Kansas by studying rocks and meet some of the creatures which lived here millions of years ago.

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,0 look for the keywords “nature programs.” For more information on the Sunday Nature Programs, call (913) 764-7759.

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