"Furry Friends" and "Snake Surprise" are the themes of March Animal Tales Storytime sessions being presented at two locations by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department.
March Animal Tales presentations are: “Furry Friends” on March 4, “Snake Surprise” on March 25 at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, and a repeat of “Furry Friends” on March 10 at the Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse. Programs at either location last 30 minutes. All sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. At EMNC, the cost is $2 per person, including adults, payable at the event. Advance registrations are not necessary for this program. At MBPC, the cost is $3 per person for Johnson County residents or $4 per person for nonresidents. For more information call (913) 831-3359. To register online for the March 10 session at MBPC at www.jcprd.com, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for 31455.
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 back. 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 “storytelling.”
Upcoming presentations at Ernie Miller Nature Center include: “S is for Spider” on April 8, and “Happy Earth Day” on April 22. At MBPC, a session called Happy Earth Day! is planned for April 28 (course ID 31456).
The Ernie Miller Nature Center is located at 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe. The Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse is located at 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village. For more information about these programs, contact the nature center at (913) 826-2800.