|Spring Fling Fun offers nature-related activities during spring break, March 12-16|
Bored during spring break week? Bring your family and friends to the annual Spring Fling Fun event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe, where a fun and educational program will be presented each day.
Each day during spring break week, March 12-16, nature center staff and volunteers will present nature-oriented programs suitable for the entire family beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Monday's program have the theme "Animal Tales," and will let visitors kick off the week by hearing stories and seeing live animals. Tuesday's program is "Birds of Prey," and will be an opportunity for participants to discover the amazing abilities of this region's raptors. Wednesday's theme is "Surprising Snakes" and visitors will learn to identify some local reptiles. On Thursday, it's "Wildlife Webs," when live animals will be used to tell the story of survival on the prairie, in the forest, and in the streams. Rounding out the week is a Friday program called "Wake Up, It's Spring" when participants can learn about the spiders, bats, birds, and bees making a spring appearance.
To find this program in the My JCPRD 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 keyword “nature & outdoors.”
Each program is approximately 45 minutes long. The cost is $3 per person, paid on-site. Advance reservations are not required for this program.
For more information on Spring Fling Fun, call the Nature Center at (913) 764-7759. The Ernie Miller Nature Center is owned and operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.