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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Sunday Family Series continues during February at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Ferrets in Kansas

Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in February for Sunday Family Nature Programs. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during these programs.

February presentations will include:

Feb. 7: The Dirt of Dirt - This hands-on program introduces the wonders of soil.  Look at, touch, and learn to identify soil.  Make a craft using soil to take home. (Activity number 7758)

Feb. 21: Ferrets in Kansas - Hear the stories of some of our rarest animals and meet live animal relatives of endangered species. (Activity number 7759)

Feb. 28: Wildlife Who’s Who - Meet an amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal. Discover their similarities and differences. (Activity number 7760)

Presentations begin at 1 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $3 per person helps cover the cost of the programs; children under two are free.

While drop-in attendance was encouraged for this program in the past, because of coronavirus, attendance will be limited and advance registration is now required. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Activity Search,” and search for any of the activity numbers list above.

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

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. The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at Johnson County Library branches and at all JCPRD facilities.