Passport to Adventure Kick-off

Saturday, March 24th, 11am-3pm, Independence, MO Bass Pro Shop

Pick up your passport and visit booths from our various sites with live animals, crafts, games, and more.  Don’t forget the Easter Bunny will be there too!  After you get the passport, use it to take it to the Kansas City area educational nature, garden, and historical sites, and get a stamp in your passport during your visit.  After you have completed your passport, turn in your info. page to your last site visited and be entered in to a special drawing for grand prizes.


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Upcoming Events at Lakeside Nature Center!

What: Mother Nature Reads
When: Every Saturday
10:00 am
Where: Lakeside Nature Center
4701 E Gregory Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
Every Saturday, a FOLNC volunteer presents Mother Nature Reads. Children hear a story, make a craft to take home and often see a wildlife interpretation

What: Breakfast with the Beasts
When: Saturday, February 17
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Lakeside Nature Center
4701 E Gregory Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
Cost $5.00 per child; parents are free
Breakfast with the Beasts allows children to meet some of the beasts living in our own back yards and learn what they like for breakfast. Kids can eat with their favorite beast — skunk, Bald Eagle, raccoon, squirrel, bumble bee and more, all portrayed by our volunteers. Food includes fruit, nuts, seeds, granola bars and even worms (gummy worms, that is). There will be crafts, tattoos and face painting.
Contact: Debby Barker
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Lakeside – Breakfast with the Beasts

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Save the Date: 2018 Eagle Days at F.L. Schlagle Library

Join us for this fantastic annual event to celebrate the American Bald Eagle as well as all birds of prey! This family-friendly event has something for all ages. The event will take place simultaneously at JP Davis Hall as well as the FL Schlagle Library at Wyandotte County Lake, so be sure to visit both sites.  Operation Wildlife will give numerous presentations on the live birds of prey on exhibit through out the day at both locations. See the attached schedule. Birds on exhibit may include a Bald Eagle, owls, hawks, falcons and even a crow and a turkey vulture.  At the library, we will also have a children’s craft area, binocular check out as well as a spotting scope station to view the migrating birds that visit WyCo Lake in winter.


Saturday January 20 from 9:00am-12:00pm at FL Schlagle and 10:00am-4:00pm at Davis Hall

Sunday January 21 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at both locations

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We hope everyone got their completed 2017 Passport to Adventure books turned in!  We will be drawing 3 lucky winners in a couple of weeks to receive one of the 3 fabulous prize packages below.  Prizes include: Nature Backpack with a Jackson County Park and Recreation Pontoon Rental, field guides, compass, bandanna, tackle box, and fishing poles.  History basket with historical games, dish towels, books, and free passes.  Camping package with two children’s camping chairs and a tent.  

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9901 Holmes Road, KCMO


Program Description:

My program is a one hour Power Point on the solar eclipse.

Presentation Summary:

1) What is an eclipse?

2) Why this event is so rare and unusual?

3) Will there be eclipses in the near future? When? Where?

4) The fascinating physics behind an eclipse

5) Where is the best place to observe the eclipse?

6) How to observe an eclipse?

7) What’s it like to experience an eclipse?



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Roanoke Home & Garden Tour

Saturday, June 10 at 12 PM – 5 PM

Spring Home & Garden Tour featuring (6) fine homes of the Historic, Roanoke Neighborhood. RARE OPPORTUNITY to Tour (6) beautiful homes including Artist, Thomas Hart Benton’s Home and Studio as well as the FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DESIGNED, Sondern-Adler Home.

All GENERAL ADMISSION Tour tickets include a light refreshment and tour. TICKET PRICE: $25.00 (children over 10 years and adults only)

Check out the Frank Lloyd Wright House:


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Logo Color cropped 2Gather your family and start an adventure at the 2017 Kansas City’s Passport to Adventure Kickoff at the Olathe Bass Pro Shops on April 8, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Pickup your KC’s Passport booklet and then visit over 15 science, history and nature booths while enjoying your visit to Bass Pro!!  You will discover the treasures of local history, nature sites, see live animals, and participate in hands-on activities.  Great fun for anyone young and old!!!!

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