Activities fair showcases nature club and more

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April 30th, 2020
Tallgrass Creek neighbors (from left) Suzi Dobbelaere, Ruth Smith, and Sue Keena smile for the camera during the annual activities fair this February at the Overland Park, Kans., community.

Tallgrass Creek neighbors (from left) Suzi Dobbelaere, Ruth Smith, and Sue Keena smile for the camera during the annual activities fair this February at the Overland Park, Kans., community.

Tallgrass Creek neighbors (from left) Suzi Dobbelaere, Ruth Smith, and Sue Keena smile for the camera during the annual activities fair this February at the Overland Park, Kans., community. Suzi helps coordinate activities for the nature club, which has a full schedule of interesting presentations and trips to nature-oriented destinations. 

“We do something every month and there’s always a lot of participation,” says Suzi. “Everyone loves learning about wild animals and other creatures.” 

Wild times ahead

Next up for the club is a presentation by Operation Wildlife, an organization that provides rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wild animals. A volunteer handler from Operation Wildlife is bringing several hawks cared for by the organization so residents can learn about and observe them up close. 

“We hosted a similar presentation last year about owls and everyone really enjoyed it,” says Suzi, a longtime volunteer for Operation Wildlife. “Anything to do with nature is fascinating.”

The nature club is one of many resident-driven clubs and activities showcased at Tallgrass Creek’s annual activities fair. 

“It’s always impressive to see how much is happening here,” says Ellen Neyman from the resident life department. “There is literally something for every interest.”  

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