|Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Feb. 7, 14, and 21|
Beavers, owls, and birds are the themes of February Animal Tales Storytime sessions being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department at two locations. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the seven remaining sessions scheduled on select Wednesdays through April 18.
Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This program will feature stories, songs, and surprises. Participants will also get to meet a special animal friend at each session. Animal Tales Storytime was one of the many programs cited when the Ernie Miller Nature Center won an Oracle Award for Organizational Service and Leadership in the South Central Region from the National Storytelling Network a few years ago. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “storytelling.”
February Animal Tales presentations at the Ernie Miller Nature Center include: a Feb. 7 session called "Busy Beavers;" and a Feb. 21 session called "Birds in the Trees." In addition, a Feb. 14 session called "I Heart Owls" is being offered at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park.
The cost per 30-minute session is $2 per person, including adults, payable at the event. Advance registrations are not necessary for this program. Each session takes place on a Wednesday , and the EMNC sessions begin at 10:30 a.m., while the JCAHC session begins at 10 a.m.
Other upcoming presentations at Ernie Miller Nature Center include: a March 7 session called "Animal Riddles;" a March 21 session called "S is for Snakes;" an April 4 session called, "Who's Under the Rocks?," and a session on April 18 called "Mother Nature." No additional sessions this season are planned at JCAHC.
Ernie Miller Nature Center is located at 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe. The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is located at 8788 Metcalf, Overland Park. For more information about this program, contact the Nature Center at (913) 764-7759.