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JCPRD has Great Nature and Outdoor Activities for You - From Our Very own Ernie Miller Nature Center!

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in JCPRD’s Parks and Trails!

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Special Interest: Astronomically Speaking - Astronomy Truths

From ancient times to the present, people have always had beliefs about our open sky.  Hear a presentation out of this world, by Jackie Beucher from the Astronomical Society of Kansas City. Learn why the moon looks so big, how stars get their names and much more!

1 - 1 hr. class - $3  

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Virtual Program        12/22        1:30 pm


Special Interest: Astronomically Speaking - Galaxies

Join Jackie Beucher from the Astronomical Society of Kansas City, as she discusses the major galactic structures of the Universe. Learn all about our own galaxy, the Milky Way.

1 - 1 hr. class - $3  

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Virtual Program          11/24        Tues 1:30 pm


Special Interest: Astronomically Speaking - Spooky Skies

Explore the wonders of the skies with Jackie Beucher from the Astronomical Society of Kansas City. Hear about galaxies, planets, star clusters….and some really Spooky nebulas! 

1 - 1 hr. class - $3  

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Virtual Program      10/28       Wed     4 pm



Additional Virtual Activities for Nature and Outdoors


Wildlife of Johnson County – Hosted by Matt Garrett

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Link to Trail Guide

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Lawn & Gardening Tips from Kansas State University Extension

Johnson County K-State Extension with great resources for keeping your lawn and garden healthy.

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Eagle Country Bald Eagle Cam 

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