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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 5 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Park Police with Owl

Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Family Nature Programs. Presentations begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $3 per person, payable at the site, helps cover the cost of the programs; children under two  are free. 

January presentations will include:

  • Jan. 5: Owls: Eyes of the Night - Meet two live owls as we discover more about these creatures of the night. Then see another live bird species and compare it with owls.
  • Jan. 12: The Good, The Bad, and The Smelly - Learn why spiders, snakes, and skunks are important to our lifestyles. 
  • Jan. 19: Snakes Alive - See Kansas snakes as we explore the facts and fallacies of these legless wonders of the natural world.
  • Jan. 26: Kansas Symbols - Celebrate Kansas’ Statehood Day, which this year falls on Jan. 29! See some of the natural symbols live and in person, including live animals.

The Sunday Family Series will continue in February with “Buffalo Wild Things” on Feb. 2; “Fuzzy Footprints and Stories in the Snow” on Feb. 9; “Endangered Species of America” on Feb. 16; and “Wildlife Webs” on Feb. 23.

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.

To find these programs in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “nature programs.” For more information on the Sunday nature programs, call (913) 826-2800.