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
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.
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 View map »
There’s all sort of fun here. Learn what makes a cheetah so fast, or what makes for a great sled dog. Race across Mongolia, or box with kangaroos. Plenty of videos, too. If you’re working on anything animal-related, this is a site worth checking for ideas.
It took a bit to decide how to describe this site, because it has several interesting features.
Nature’s Notebook is collecting data on when and where plants and animals are observed throughout the country. You can see where sightings have been made, map where species are found, correlate climate data, and explore the timeline of a species’ presence in your area.
There are so many ways you could incorporate this into your Troop programming. Use the visualization tool as part of the Plant Science or Zoology badges. Turn a campout or hike into an observation day (Women Scientists?). Organizing a larger observation effort might make for a good Harriet Tubman, Dolley Madison, or Stars and Stripes project. What other ideas do you have?