|Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs For February Continue on Feb. 18 at Ernie Miller Nature Center|
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in February 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.
February presentations will include:
Feb. 4 Backpacking - Would you like to experience real adventure? Backpacking offers a way to see the parts of the world that are not accessible other than on foot. This program will introduce you to the basic skills needed to plan and enjoy a back country adventure. Participants will learn what equipment and clothing to have, how to properly pack a backpack, how to pick a campsite and set up camp, back country safety, basic navigation, camp stove cooking and a lot more. Backpacking is a sport for the young and old, for all who seek solitude and amazement.
Feb. 11 Mother Nature - What can you do for Mother Earth? Learn about recycling, preventing pollution and protecting wildlife. Meet a relative of an endangered species. Environmental stories will be presented by Mother Nature herself. Threatened and endangered species will be highlighted.
Feb. 18 Animal Scene Investigations- Participants will investigate a mock animal’s death and solve the mystery. The clues may be strange and unusual. Could this animal’s death have been caused by humans, malnutrition, age or sheer accident? Collect the evidence and test problem-solving skills. (Recommended for ages 8-12)
Feb. 25 The Good, the Bad, and the Smelly – Take a different look at some of the not-so-glamorous animals around, spiders, snakes, and skunks. These critters may not be loveable to all, but learn why they are important to our lifestyles and environment. Live snakes and spider will be displayed.
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.