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Passport to Adventure Kickoff Event is April 23 at Union Station
POSTED: 03/29/2006
The Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City will officially start its 2006 Passport to Adventure Hunt with a Kickoff Event on April 25 at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing, Kansas City, Mo. Both the April 23 Kickoff and Adventure Hunt participation are free.

Now in its twelfth year, the Passport to Adventure Hunt is a great way for area residents to experience nature, science, and history in their own backyard. The annual event is meant to encourage the public to visit area nature centers, museums and historic sites between April 23 and Sept. 24.

During the kickoff event from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 23, each of the participating agencies (see list below) will be represented and will be presenting hands-on activities relating to their sites. Live animals will also be on hand, courtesy of Kansas City, Mo.'s Lakeside Nature Center and Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center. The kickoff is also the public's first opportunity to obtain official passports for the 2006 Passport to Adventure Hunt.

After participants obtain a passport, either at the Union Station Kickoff or at any of the participating sites, they then have until Sept. 24 to get their passport stamped at all 13 participating sites in order to be eligible for prizes. Everyone who does so will receive a package of prizes by mail. In addition, each participating site will offer a small complimentary gift for answering a question relating to the site at the time the passport is stamped.

Sites participating in the 2006 Passport to Adventure Hunt are:

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center 4750 Troost, Kansas City, MO (816) 759-7300

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, MO (816) 228-3766

Cave Spring Interpretive Center 8701 East Gregory, KC, MO (816) 358-2283

Ernie Miller Nature Center 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS (913) 764-7759

George Owens Nature Park 1601 South Speck Road, Independence, MO (816) 325-7115

Kansas City Museum 3218 Gladstone Blvd (916) 438-8300

Lakeside Nature Center 4701 E. Gregory, Kansas City, MO (816) 513-8960

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historical Site 1100 Kansas City Road, Olathe KS (913) 971-5111

Martha Lafitte Thompson Nature Center 407 N. LaFrenz Road, Liberty, MO (816) 781-8598

National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame 630 Hall of Fame Dr., Bonner Springs, KS (913) 721-1075

Old Shawnee Town 11501 W. 57th St., Shawnee Kansas (913) 248-2360

Powell Gardens 1609 NW, U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, MO (816) 697-2600

Wonderscope Children’s Museum 5705 Flint Street, Shawnee, KS (913) 268-8130

The Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City is a nonprofit organization made up of historical, natural, and cultural interpretive sites throughout the Kansas City area.

For more information about the Kickoff event or the Passport to Adventure Hunt, call Laura Bacca at (816) 983-3730

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