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January 2012 Calendar of Events 

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X-Stream Field TripsX-Stream Green Field Trips

Location:
Kemper Outdoor Education Center, Fleming Park
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, April, May, August & September
Price: Call for Fee Scale
Phone: (816) 229-8980
Email: kemper@jacksongov.org

(By advance reservation only)
These innovative environmental education field trips feature multi-station experiences for school groups of up to 150 students. Teachers design their own field trip by choosing 4 to 6 topics from a menu of twenty. Topics include live reptile and amphibian programs, habitat hikes, birds and binoculars, skins & skulls, wild canids, soil conservation, recycling relays, bats, humane education, nature scavenger hunts and a variety of ecosystem choices.


Team Building ProgramsTeam Building Programs

(Reservations Accepted) 
Location:
Kemper Outdoor Education Center, Fleming Park
Time: Flexible, Monday-Friday (April, August, September and November)
Price: Call for Fee Scale
Phone: (816) 229-8980
Email: kemper@jacksongov.org

The Kemper Outdoor Education Center offers an outdoor Team Building program for groups as young as 5th graders through adults. Groups face multiple challenges that foster communication, cooperation, problem solving, group cohesiveness,  mutual respect, support, conflict resolution, broader perspective, sensitivity to others (especially those a bit different than oneself), excellence, out-of-the-box thinking, strategic planning, risk taking, confidence, and a sense of connectedness to the natural world.

Group sizes from 10 to as large as 120 can be accommodated.


January 21

NEW!
Storytelling at Missouri Town 1855

Location: Missouri Town 1855, Fleming Park 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults, $5.00; Youth 5-13 and Seniors, $3.00; Under 5, Free
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

Talented storytellers retell time-honored tales of life in mid 19th century Missouri around the warmth of a wood burning stove. 


January 28

Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Location:
Longview Lake Beach
Time:
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., with the plunge set for noon.
Phone: 913-789-0332
Website: Special Olympics Missouri

Join hundreds of your new best friends at Longview Lake this winter for the 2012 Polar Plunge.  It’s the kind of cold you want to catch!  In addition to a refreshing swim, you’ll enjoy great food, great fun, and can even score some outstanding prizes.  And of course, you will be supporting the best reasons for freezin’ – all money from this event makes it possible for thousands of Special Olympics athletes to train and compete year-round.  Register at the Special Olympics Missouri website.

     

 

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