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Learn about the Signs of Fall during home school program on Oct. 15
POSTED: 09/23/2015
Learn more about the changing of the seasons during an intergenerational nature program designed to supplement and support home school efforts 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 and 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.

During the Oct. 15 program called "Signs of Fall," participants will learn how nature changes with the seasons, and how plants and animals adapt. To find this program 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."

This program will begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. 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. A parent must register with each child. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, follow the "Register for Activities" link and complete a barcode search for 30054. The last Nature Explorers class this fall is called Stories of the Past (barcode 30055), and will take place on Nov. 12. Costs and class time are the same as above.
This program is also eligible for credit in the Environmental dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and awards. To register for JCPRD U, call (913) 826-2950.

Ernie Miller Nature Center is located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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