Tag Archives: zoology

Saturday Night Feeder, May – October

Every Saturday through October, Cedar Cove is hosting public feedings of their cats. This is a side of these animals you won’t see at the zoo! Cedar Cove is a non-profit, educational sanctuary dedicated to the preservation of endangered species. Bring your friends and spread the word to help us generate awareness and help these amazing animals!

Cedar Cove is open:
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Feedings are at 4:00 p.m.
Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
All hours are contingent upon good weather; please call ahead if the forecast is uncertain — (913) 837-5515)

Guided tours are available at regular intervals.

Admission: Adults and children 4 years and up: $5.00; Children 3 years and under: FREE

Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary
3783 Hwy K68, Louisburg KS

http://saveoursiberians.org

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Try this as a capstone activity for Zoology.

Snakes Alive, Feb. 3

Red-sided Garter Snake, Kansas

Why is it that these creatures seem so terrifying? Could all the stories you have heard about snakes be true? See Kansas snakes as we explore the facts and fallacies of these legless wonders. Bring the family to Ernie Miller Nature Center on Sunday afternoons this winter for entertainment and educational experiences.

Sunday, February 3, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Admission $2.75, ages 2 and under free

Ernie Miller Nature Center
909 North K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS
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http://www.erniemiller.com/calanderpage.html

Missouri’s Most Endangered, Feb. 2

Missouri is home to many beautiful and amazing plants and animals, some of which really need our help to survive. Join us as we explore some of Missouri’s
threatened and endangered species. Discover why they are declining, what is being done to help them and some success stories of recovered animals.

Saturday, February 2, 1 – 2 p.m
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, Blue Springs MO
No registration required, all ages.

Endangered animals is covered in Zoology

Wake Up For Groundhog Day, Feb. 2

Punxsutawney PhilAwake! Awake! Spring is near or did Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog, see his shadow? Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are tidy, furry mammals that hibernate during winter and start to emerge in February. Groundhogs are rodents. Like their relatives, the squirrel and the beaver, they can climb trees and swim. Dig your way to the Discovery Center to learn unique facts about the groundhog’s behavior and how they benefit your community. Enjoy the history behind this holiday and our hands-on learning stations.

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Saturday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Walk-in (All ages)

A fun outing for Nature and Wildlife.

Whose Scat Is That?, Jan. 27

Ever stepped in smelly scat from an animal and thought, “Yuck, whose poop is that?”  Yes I said poop. If you want to be scientific, call it scat. All scat tells a story; unlock the hidden secrets of an animal’s life. Learn to identify our local critters by their scat and tracks and see live animals that make the nature center their home. Bring the family to Ernie Miller Nature Center on Sunday afternoons this winter for entertainment and educational experiences.

Sunday, January 20, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Admission $2.75, ages 2 and under free

Ernie Miller Nature Center
909 North K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS
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http://www.erniemiller.com/calanderpage.html

Eagle Day, Jan. 26

Take a trip out to Wyandotte County Lake Park for ther 12th annual Eagle Day event. Activities will be held at two locations around the lake.

Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library (west side of the lake) – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Two live eagle presentations by Operation Wildlife will take place at 10:00 and again at 1:30. Seating is limited; please come early. The library will also have eagle crafts for kids and binocular and field guide check out for viewing eagles and other waterfowl on the lake. Trained bird spotting volunteers will be available to help visitors find and identify birds near the library.

JP Davis Hall (east side of the lake) – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Visit with volunteers from Operation Wildlife to see and learn about a variety (10-15) of live hawks, owls and falcons on display. They will give 30-45 minute bird presentations on every hour beginning at 10:00 (last one at 3:00.) You will be able to learn about the natural history of each bird. Great photo opportunities!

For more information or to download a park map, please visit http://www.kckpl.org or call 913-299-2384.

Saturday, January 26

F.L. Schlagle Library
4051 West Drive, Kansas City, KS
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