Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
During National Pollinator Week, the Pollinator Prairie will host a family-friendly day on a former toxic Superfund site in Olathe, KS.
The free Pollinator Prairie Wonders of Discovery event will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, June 21 at the Olathe Pollinator Prairie, 320 W. Blake St., Olathe, KS.
Activities will include a Caterpillar Petting Zoo, Bat Exhibit, Caterpillar and Butterfly Exhibits, Birds of Prey Exhibit, Native Bees vs. Honey Bees, Building Native Bee Houses, Bringing Nature Home, “Get Your Fingers in the Dirt” and crafts.
The prairie is located on the former Chemical Commodities (CCI), Inc. Superfund site. CCI was a chemical brokerage facility that operated at the 1.5-acre facility from 1951 to 1989. After the Environmental Protection Agency added the site to the National Priorities List in 1994, the contaminated site was cleaned up. In 2012, the Olathe Pollinator Prairie opened as a walk-through educational natural habitat site.
For more information, visit K-State Research Extension or call the Johnson County Extension office at 913-715-7000.
Photo: Adele Wilcoxen, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office