Grossology to showcase the sick science of nature

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s Prairie Park Nature Center is hosting a disgusting program focusing on the grosser members of the animal kingdom.

Grossology teaches children ages seven years-old to 12 years-old the importance of “gross” animals through games, hands-on activities and encounters with live animals. The program is 1-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Cost is $10 per child.

A second Grossology session will be available 1-3 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the nature center.

Registration may be done online at or at any recreation facility, including: Prairie Park Nature Center; Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St. or the Administrative Offices in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For additional information, please contact the nature center at (785) 832-7980.