Spring Fling Fun offers nature-related activities during spring break, March 18-22

Bored during Spring Break Week? Bring your family and friends to the annual Spring Fling Fun event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe, where a fun and educational program will be presented twice each day.

Each day during spring break week (March 18-22), nature center staff and volunteers will present nature-oriented programs suitable for the entire family beginning at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Monday's program will have the theme "The Story Stone" and will showcase Native American animal stories. Tuesday's theme is "Claws, Paws and Teeth" and will examine predators. "Winged Hunters" is Wednesday's theme and the program will give participants a chance to see birds of prey up close. On Thursday, audiences will look at "Animal Rescues," and learn how we can help lost or injured animals and hear the stories of rescued animals. To round out the week, Friday's program will be "Snakes Alive," which will let participants discover facts and fallacies of these legless wonders and learn the snake dance.

Each program is approximately 45 minutes long. The cost is $2.75 per person paid on-site. Advance reservations are not required for this program. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under Fun for All and then by special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “nature & outdoors.”

For more information on Spring Fling Fun, call the Nature Center at (913) 764-7759. The Ernie Miller Nature Center is owned and operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

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