August 2012 Calendar of Events

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August 1-31

Team Building Programs Team Building

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

(Advance reservations required)
The Kemper Outdoor Education Center's 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.

August 1-31 X-Stream Green Field Trips

X-Stream Green School Field Trips

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

(Advance reservations required)
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.

August 11

Summer Nature Walks

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

The diverse terrain surrounding Fort Osage presents a perfect setting for this guided program. After a brief introduction in the Education Center by our staff naturalist, the group will embark on a guided tour of both the upland and floodplain zones. Various species of plants will be identified with special attention given to those which were identified during the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Participants will see how invasive, non native, species threaten plants native to Missouri. Please wear hiking boots or shoes and bring insect repellant and a canteen. Binoculars, cameras and sketchbooks are also recommended.

August 18 

Archaeology of Fort Osage

Location: Fort Osage Education Center
Time: TBA
Price: Adults, $7.00; Youth, $4.00; Seniors, $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Have you ever wondered what an archaeologist does? Join a professional archaeologist as he explains how the archaeological investigations at Fort Osage over the past 60 years has expanded our knowledge not only of the Fort but also the indigenous people who occupied the site almost 200 years ago. All aspects of archaeology will be covered including how the new technology of ground penetrating radar and other non-invasive methods have recently been used at Fort Osage to further understand the history of the site.

August 19 competitor on bike

Jackson County Triathlon

Location: Longview Lake Beach
Website: www.jacksoncountytriathlon.com

The Jackson County Triathlon returns to Longview Lake as one of the largest triathlons in the area.  This is one of the most popular events, typically bringing in more than 700 triathletes and duathletes from all skill levels, year after year.  Contact www.jacksoncountytriathlon.com for race and entry information.


Horse ShowAugust 25

Longview Horse Park Association
13th Anniversary Benefit
Horse Show

Location: Longview Horse Park, 12600 Old Raytown Road, Kansas City, MO
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $3.00 for Adults, Children Under 12-Free
Phone: (816) 537-6855
Website: www.longviewhorsepark.com

The public is welcome to a fun-filled and most entertaining event. Thirty-two classes with horses of all breeds will be represented. The event will encompass several concessionaires and vendors.

Fall SoftballAugust 26

Fall Softball Leagues

Location: Frank White Jr. and 140th & Holmes Softball Complexes
Time: Varies
Price: $475/Team - Frank White Jr.; $440/Team - 140th & Holmes
Phone: (816) 503-4878

Get into the swing of things by joining a Fall Softball League. Men's and Coed Divisions are offered. JCP&R Fall Softball Leagues are played Sundays through Thursday nights at two of the finest ballparks in the area. Register online today, the registration deadline is August 17. 



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