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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Dec. 3 and 17

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Learn about deer or spend some time with Santa during the final two Animal Tales Storytime sessions of the current season being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during these programs.

December Animal Tales presentations are: "Oh Deer!" on Dec. 3 (activity number 6929), and "Visit from Santa” on Dec. 17 (activity number 6930),  both at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. Originally scheduled for Wednesdays, Animal Tales programs have been moved to Thursdays for the remainder of the season because of a scheduling conflict.

Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. This program will feature stories, songs, and surprises. Participants will also get to meet a special animal friend at each session. Animal Tales Storytime was one of the many programs cited when the Ernie Miller Nature Center won an Oracle Award for Organizational Service and Leadership in the South Central Region from the National Storytelling Network a few years ago. 

To find these programs in the district’s online listings at, browse first under preschool and then under nature & outdoors. When using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “storytime.”

The cost per 30-minute session is $2 per person, including adults. While drop-in attendance was encouraged for this program in the past, because of coronavirus, advance registration is now required. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Register for Activities,” and search for either of the activity numbers list above.

Ernie Miller Nature Center is located at 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe. For more information about this program, contact the nature center at (913) 826-2800.

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