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PARKS & RECREATION   
April 2012 Calendar of Events 

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CampgroundsApril 1

Opening of Blue Springs, Jacomo and Longview Campgrounds

Location: Blue Springs Campground - Fleming Park, Jacomo Campground - Fleming Park, Longview Campground - Southeast end of Longview Lake
Time: Fee booth opens at 8:00 a.m.
Price: Varies by site
Phone: (816) 503-4805

Advance reservations are available and recommended at all three campgrounds. Longview is open through September 30. Blue Springs and Jacomo are open through October 31.



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X-Stream Green Field Trips
April 2-30

X-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 ProgramsApril 2-30

Team Building Programs

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

(By advance reservation only)
The Kemper Outdoor Education Center offers an outdoor Team Building program for groups as young as fifth 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. 


ToursApril 21

Historic Sibley Cemetery Tours
Location: Fort Osage Education Center
Time:  10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Price: Adults, $7.00; Youth, $4.00; Seniors, $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Join our curator for a brief history of the oldest cemetery in Jackson County and some of its famous interments, followed by a guided tour. Special attention will be paid to the symbolism of the gravestones..

 

 

     

 

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