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Ernie Miller Nature Center

Fo all programming below:

Who:  All Grade Levels – unless where noted.

Where:  Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N Highway 7, Olathe, KS 66061

Questions:  Cindy Lawrence at (913) 764-7759


Program Name:  Map & Compass: Orienteering Workshop

Who:  Cadettes - Ambassadors; 16 and younger must be accompanied by paying parent or guardian

When: April 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

What:  Do you like to hike cross-country but fear losing your way? This beginner’s workshop introduces you to orienteering, a fun way of learning the basic skills for using a topographic map and a magnetic compass. This class includes a practice orienteering hike in the park.  Workbook and loan of compass are provided. Dress for the weather.  Instructor:  Possum Trot Orienteering Club.

Cost Per Girl: $15 residents/ $17 nonresidents

Cost Per Adult: $15 residents/ $17 nonresidents

How to register:  www.jcprd.com or call (913) 831-3355, reference #26566

Additional Information: Earns the JCPRD U Intellectual Credit

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Program Name:  TimberRidge Adventure Center Open House

When: April 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

What:  If you have not seen TimberRidge Adventure Center yet, now is your chance! During our annual Open House, choose from several activities: canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating, archery and hiking. Participate in the Family Fun Treasure Hunt from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Catch and release fishing also available, however participants age 16 and older are required to have Kansas fishing license. Licenses will not be sold on site. Cops n’ Bobbers will be on site with poles and bait available for use or you may bring your own. Girl Scouts can also participate between 10 – 2 p.m. “hands only CPR” as well! Visit and see all the programs and amenities that TimberRidge has to offer.  

Cost Per Girl: N/A

Cost Per Adult: N/A