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Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs begin Jan. 7 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
POSTED: 12/13/2006
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs for educational and entertaining programs. The programs begin at 2 p.m. and last about an hour and are designed for all ages. A charge of $1.75 per person, payable at the site, helps cover the cost of the programs; children under two are free.

The Ernie Miller Nature Center is owned and operated by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District and is located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.

January presentations will include:

Jan. 7 Birds of Prey– By day or night, out of the sky flies a rodent’s nightmare, the birds of prey. Join our interpretive staff as they show why rodents fear these great birds. Using live birds, participants will see up close examples of these magnificent raptors and their special adaptations.

Jan. 14 Wildlife Who's Who - This presentation will feature live animals which 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.

Jan. 21 Snakes Alive - Why is it that these creatures seem so terrifying? Could all the stories you have heard about snakes be true? Join us as we explore the facts and fallacies of these legless wonders of the natural world.

Jan. 28 Kansas Symbols – What do the American bison, tiger salamander, and sunflower have in common? They are just a few of the natural symbols of the great state of Kansas. Learn about these and others through this interactive program featuring hands-on items and live animals. Be prepared to end the program with a rousing chorus of "Home of the Range.".

Search for the keywords "nature programs" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings. For more information on the Sunday Nature Programs, call (913) 764-7759.

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