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Animal Programs Offered for Groups
POSTED: 04/19/2006
Four nature programs featuring live animals are being offered this spring for groups by the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe. The programs are called Wildlife Who's Who, Snakes Alive, Wildlife Webs, and Birds of Prey and are presented by Johnson County Park and Recreation District interpretive staff members.

Each program lasts approximately 45 minutes and can be presented at the Ernie Miller Nature Center or at another location specified by the group. Search for the keyword "wildlife presentations" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

Wildlife Who's Who is for grades four and up. Participants will meet a native amphibian, reptile, birds, and mammal and discover their adaptations and role in nature.

Snakes Alive is a live snake presentation in which participants will explore the facts and fallacies of these legless wonders of the natural world. This program is for grades two and up.

Wildlife Webs is for grades one through three. Participants will untangle the web of Kansas wildlife and construct examples of food chains from forest, pond, and prairie. These food chains will come alive and participants meet and learn about members of each chain.

Birds of Prey is for grades four and up. Participants will get a close-up look at the special adaptations that make birds of prey some of nature's best hunters. This program will feature live examples of these majestic raptors.

Cost for presentation of any of the above programs for your group at the Ernie Miller Nature Center for one to 15 people is $29 for Johnson County residents or $32 for nonresidents. For presentations to groups of 16 to 35 people at the Nature Center, the cost is $36 for Johnson County residents or $39 for nonresidents. The cost for any one presentation at your location for one to 35 people is $49 for Johnson County residents or $54 for nonresidents. Live animal programs are available only in Kansas. For more information or to schedule a program, call the Ernie Miller Nature Center at (913) 764-7759.

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