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Sunday Family Series continues on Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
POSTED: 01/20/2016
Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs continue in February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.

Presentations 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.

February presentations will include:
Feb. 7: 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 culture of ancient societies and tell the “story” of prehistoric humans.

Feb. 14: Snakes Alive - Why is it that these creatures seem so terrifying? Could all the stories you have heard about snakes be true? See Kansas snakes as we explore the facts and fallacies of these legless wonders of the natural world.

Feb. 21: Wildlife Webs - This presentation will feature live animals and reveal the mysteries of the food chain. Children of all ages will enjoy discovering the importance and habits of each animal and its place in nature.

Feb. 28: Nature Photography Fun - Photographing plants, animals and landscape can be a wild adventure! What makes a good photograph? Discover how to compose beautiful works of art and memories that will last a lifetime and beyond. Learn from nature photographer Bill Aruajo and see amazing photos from the Nature Center, Kansas City Zoo, Yellowstone, Africa, and more. This hour-long session will focus on basic skills for beginner photographers. Bring your camera to take a picture of an owl!

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.

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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