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Posted on: August 7, 2019

New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Sept. 4 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Animal Tales Storytime

A new season of Animal Tales Storytime will begin Sept. 4  at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.

Animal Tales Storytime invites young children and their parents to come listen and learn during any or all of the eight sessions scheduled on two Wednesdays per month through Dec. 18. 

Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied by an 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 this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “storytime.”

Storytime presentations this season include:  “Animal Friends” on Sept. 4, “Johnny Appleseed” on Sept. 18, “Fabulous Fall” on Oct. 2, “Creepy Critters” on Oct. 16, “Bedtime Burrows” on Nov. 6, “Let's Talk Turkey" on Nov. 20, "Mrs. Claus" on Dec. 4, and "Visit from Santa” on Dec. 18.  

The cost per 30-minute session is $2 per person, including adults, payable at the event. Advance registrations are not necessary for this program. All sessions take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. on a Wednesday. 

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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