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Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open
Shooting Range Open – Weekends only until May 28th
Shooting Range Open – Weekends only until May 28th @ Platte River State Park
May 1 all-day
Mark your calendar!  The Shooting Range at the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex is opened weekends only until May 28th at Platte River State Park. More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.  
Living History 10:00 am
Living History @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Harold W. Andersen Visitor Center will be open daily from May 28 through September 5 from 10am to 5pm and weekends April 30 through May 22 and from September 10 through October 9.  [...]
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) 12:00 pm
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This is the OPTION B home study review/test-out session ONLY.  To prepare for this 3-hour test-out session, student may download study materials from our website. NOTE:  Please bring a snack and a drink.
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Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 4:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 6:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
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Outdoor Skills Club 2:00 pm
Outdoor Skills Club @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An educational program for ages 8-12 that meets once a week.   The program will include an educational portion where kids will have the opportunity to learn more about nature, animals, and their surroundings. Following[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 4:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
Best Shots Rifle Marksmanship- Ages 10-16 6:00 pm
Best Shots Rifle Marksmanship- Ages 10-16 @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each session there will be a lesson, hands-on firearms instruction, and a shooting exercise. We provide all equipment, Rifles, ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. Participants are invited to bring their own rimfire rifle to[...]
First Steps Pistol 6:00 pm
First Steps Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This will provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for pistol shooting and how to use a specific pistol safely. Pistols and ammunition will be provided. Personal firearms and[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 6:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
Ladies Day at the Range- Women with GRIT Series 6:30 pm
Ladies Day at the Range- Women with GRIT Series @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ladies Day at the Range Women with G.R.I.T. Series Women w/ G.uns  R.anges  I.nstruction T.raining Firearm safety  (June class) a.      Four rules of gun safety and why they’re important (use SIRT guns/lab) b.      Storage and securement[...]
Women’s Firearm Series – Introduction to Handguns 6:30 pm
Women’s Firearm Series – Introduction to Handguns @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a 3-month series of classes on handgun safety and shooting proficiency. Each class will focus on a specific activity related to firearms knowledge, skills, and training. This series will include both classroom[...]
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Intro to Gun Safety & Technique for Young Shooters 5:30 pm
Intro to Gun Safety & Technique for Young Shooters @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Looking for a good way to introduce your son or daughter to the lifelong habits of safe gun handling and the basic concepts of marksmanship? This class is where they need to be! Intro to[...]
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Explore Archery 6:00 pm
Explore Archery @ Nebraska Outdoor Education Center
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Explore Archery- Archery for Beginners is a fun and perfect fit for archers of any age/ ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery. If you are new to the sport of[...]
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Outdoor Educational Rendezvous
Outdoor Educational Rendezvous @ Niobrara State Park
May 6 all-day
More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Toast Nebraska
Toast Nebraska @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
May 6 all-day
Looking for something exciting and relaxing to do this summer? On May 6 and 7, the much-anticipated Toast Nebraska wine festival is returning to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Guests are invited to sample wines[...]
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Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo
Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo @ Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
May 7 all-day
Join us at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area on May 7th for the Outdoor Discovery Program – Public Day! More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Nebraska Bird Month activities
Nebraska Bird Month activities @ Ponca State Park
May 7 all-day
More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Nebraska Bird Month activities – Kearney
Nebraska Bird Month activities – Kearney @ Fort Kearny SRA
May 7 all-day
More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open
Shooting Range Open – Weekends only until May 28th
Shooting Range Open – Weekends only until May 28th @ Platte River State Park
May 7 all-day
Mark your calendar!  The Shooting Range at the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex is opened weekends only until May 28th at Platte River State Park. More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.  
Take Pride in America – Clean Up at Verdon Lake SRA
Take Pride in America – Clean Up at Verdon Lake SRA @ Verdon Lake State Recreation Area
May 7 all-day
Mark your calendar!  May 7th is Take Pride in America Clean Up at Verdon Lake State Recreation Area. Volunteers are needed! More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Toast Nebraska
Toast Nebraska @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
May 7 all-day
Looking for something exciting and relaxing to do this summer? On May 6 and 7, the much-anticipated Toast Nebraska wine festival is returning to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Guests are invited to sample wines[...]
Birding in the Park 8:30 am
Birding in the Park @ Platte River State Park
May 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
In celebration of the International Migratory Bird Month of May, Platte River State Park presents Birding in the Park May 7th and 22nd 8:30am-11:30am. Platte River State Park will be hosting guided bird watching tours[...]
Archery Fun Shoot 12:00 pm
Archery Fun Shoot @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a Family Friendly Saturday. We will have Critter Corner going on and an archery fun shoot. The archery range will be filled with a mixture of fun and challenging targets for ages[...]
Critter Corner 12:00 pm
Critter Corner @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
What is it like to sleep underground? How do I keep myself warm in the winter? Why do I only eat plants? Get an introduction to the Nebraska’s wildlife by jumping into their feet (or[...]
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Mother’s Day Buffet
Mother’s Day Buffet @ Ponca State Park
May 8 all-day
Mark your calendar!  May 8th is the Mother’s Day Buffet at Ponca State Park.  Treat your mother to a special day among family and friends with a wonderful meal and musical entertainment.  Reservations are requested. [...]
Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open
Shooting Range Open – Weekends only until May 28th
Shooting Range Open – Weekends only until May 28th @ Platte River State Park
May 8 all-day
Mark your calendar!  The Shooting Range at the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex is opened weekends only until May 28th at Platte River State Park. More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.  
Mother’s Day Buffet 8:00 am
Mother’s Day Buffet @ Platte River State Park
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mark your calendar!  May 8th is the Mother’s Day Buffet at Platte River State Park.  Treat mom to a delicious dinner while enjoying the scenic view of the Platte River from the Walter Scott Lodge[...]
Mother’s Day Buffet 10:30 am
Mother’s Day Buffet @ Fort Robinson State Park
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Mark your calendar!  May 8th is the Mother’s Day Buffet at Fort Robinson State Park. More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Family Fishing – Scottsbluff 5:00 pm
Family Fishing – Scottsbluff @ Zoo Pond
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Park Entry Permit is required.
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Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 4:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 6:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
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Outdoor Skills Club 2:00 pm
Outdoor Skills Club @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An educational program for ages 8-12 that meets once a week.   The program will include an educational portion where kids will have the opportunity to learn more about nature, animals, and their surroundings. Following[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 4:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
Best Shots Rifle Marksmanship- Ages 10-16 6:00 pm
Best Shots Rifle Marksmanship- Ages 10-16 @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each session there will be a lesson, hands-on firearms instruction, and a shooting exercise. We provide all equipment, Rifles, ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. Participants are invited to bring their own rimfire rifle to[...]
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) 6:00 pm
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center - Central Classroom
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the OPTION B home study review/test-out session ONLY.  To prepare for this 3-hour test-out session, student may download study materials from our website.
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 6:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
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Fort Atkinson SHP Tactical Plan public informational meeting 7:30 am
Fort Atkinson SHP Tactical Plan public informational meeting @ Fort Calhoun
May 11 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
 
Introduction to Shotguns and Trap Shooting 6:00 pm
Introduction to Shotguns and Trap Shooting @ Platte River State Park Outdoor Heritage Education Complex
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spend an evening on the shotgun range with Nebraska’s own state champion trap coach Les Hlavac. This workshop will include an introduction to shotguns, trap shooting and 5-stand sporting clays. This workshop is designed for[...]
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Bird Watching 6:00 pm
Bird Watching @ Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area
May 12 @ 6:00 pm
All ages are welcome to come learn about birds at Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Platte on May 12 as part of the Nebraska International Migratory Bird Month. The evening will begin[...]
Explore Archery 6:00 pm
Explore Archery @ Nebraska Outdoor Education Center
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Explore Archery- Archery for Beginners is a fun and perfect fit for archers of any age/ ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery. If you are new to the sport of[...]
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Nebraska Bird Month activities
Nebraska Bird Month activities @ Niobrara State Park
May 14 all-day
More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open
Shooting Range Open – Weekends only until May 28th
Shooting Range Open – Weekends only until May 28th @ Platte River State Park
May 14 all-day
Mark your calendar!  The Shooting Range at the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex is opened weekends only until May 28th at Platte River State Park. More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.  
BioBlitz 2016 5:00 am
BioBlitz 2016 @ Niobrara State Park
May 14 @ 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Join us at Niobrara State Park on May 14th from 5am-10pm for Bio Blitz 2016!  Spend the day and evening in free guided activities and nature walks.  Become a citizen scientist as you measure, write,[...]
Flying WILD Workshop 9:00 am
Flying WILD Workshop @ Platte River State Park
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Birds are all around us. Whether you are at a school, nature center or your own backyard, you can find a feathered friend. Use Flying WILD to help teach about Nebraska’s birds! Initially designed to[...]
Hooked for Life 10:00 am
Hooked for Life @ Medicine Creek Reservoir State Recreation Area
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at Medicine Creek Reservoir State Recreation Area on May 14th from 10:00-2:00 for our kids fishing event called “Hooked for Life”! More information to come! A Park Entry Permit is required.  
Family Fishing – Cambridge 6:00 pm
Family Fishing – Cambridge @ Medicine Creek
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Fishing Events provide opportunities for people of all ages who have never fished or have not fished in years to learn and enjoy the activity. Rods and reels, as well as bait and fishing[...]
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Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open
Shooting Range Open – Weekends only until May 28th
Shooting Range Open – Weekends only until May 28th @ Platte River State Park
May 15 all-day
Mark your calendar!  The Shooting Range at the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex is opened weekends only until May 28th at Platte River State Park. More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.  
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option A) 12:00 pm
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option A) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center - South Classroom
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This is the OPTION A class.  This is a full 6-hour classroom course. NOTE:  Please bring a sack lunch, snack and a drink.
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Eligible landowners may apply for one elk permit
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 4:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 6:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
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Outdoor Skills Club 2:00 pm
Outdoor Skills Club @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An educational program for ages 8-12 that meets once a week.   The program will include an educational portion where kids will have the opportunity to learn more about nature, animals, and their surroundings. Following[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 4:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
Best Shots Rifle Marksmanship- Ages 10-16 6:00 pm
Best Shots Rifle Marksmanship- Ages 10-16 @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each session there will be a lesson, hands-on firearms instruction, and a shooting exercise. We provide all equipment, Rifles, ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. Participants are invited to bring their own rimfire rifle to[...]
First Steps Pistol 6:00 pm
First Steps Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This will provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for pistol shooting and how to use a specific pistol safely. Pistols and ammunition will be provided. Personal firearms and[...]
Linking Science & Literature Learning: Birds 6:00 pm
Linking Science & Literature Learning: Birds @ Elkhorn Valley Museum
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Linking Science and Literature Learning is a FREE educator workshop designed for grades K-5.  This workshop will focus on fiction and non- fiction literature books all about birds and linking them to science state standard[...]
Linking Science & Literature Learning: Birds 6:00 pm
Linking Science & Literature Learning: Birds @ Elkhorn Valley Museum
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons. We’ll start by discovering amazing bird-focused literature books. Next, we’ll connect these literature books with simple, long-term science[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 6:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
Ladies Day at the Range- Women with GRIT Series 6:30 pm
Ladies Day at the Range- Women with GRIT Series @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ladies Day at the Range Women with G.R.I.T. Series Women w/ G.uns  R.anges  I.nstruction T.raining Firearm safety  (June class) a.      Four rules of gun safety and why they’re important (use SIRT guns/lab) b.      Storage and securement[...]
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Northeast District Birding Day 5:30 am
Northeast District Birding Day @ Wiseman Wildlife Management Area
May 19 @ 5:30 am – 12:30 pm
More information to come! A Park Entry Permit is required.
Explore Archery 6:00 pm
Explore Archery @ Nebraska Outdoor Education Center
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Explore Archery- Archery for Beginners is a fun and perfect fit for archers of any age/ ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery. If you are new to the sport of[...]
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Kids Summer Kickoff 8:30 am
Kids Summer Kickoff @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ages: 8 to 14 Fee: $40 (additional $10 for extended hours) School is out – what will you do this summer? Start the summer with activities, games, archery, campfire cooking, and time spent outdoors. Meet[...]
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Free Park Entry and Fishing Day
Free Park Entry and Fishing Day @ All State Parks & State Recreation Areas
May 21 all-day
Mark your calendar!  May 21st is Free Park Entry Day at all state parks and state recreation areas!
Kids Fishing Day
Kids Fishing Day @ Victoria Springs State Recreation Area
May 21 all-day
Come join us at Victoria Springs State Recreation Area on May 21st for our Kids Fishing Day! The Kids Fishing day held annually at Victoria Springs SRA will be held on May 21, 2016. Drawings[...]
Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open
Shooting Range Open – Weekends Only Until May 28th
Shooting Range Open – Weekends Only Until May 28th @ Platte River State Park
May 21 all-day
Mark your calendar!  The Shooting Range at the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex is opened weekends only until May 28th at Platte River State Park. More information to come.
Take Aim at Summer
Take Aim at Summer @ Nebraska Outdoor Education Center
May 21 all-day
Take Aim at Summer @ Nebraska Outdoor Education Center
The Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center has built a reputation as one of the best – if not the best – place in Lincoln to learn about the outdoors, and to practice outdoor[...]
Free Fish and Park Day!
Free Fish and Park Day! @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
May 21 all-day
Join us at Ash Hollow State Historical Park on May 21st for Free Fish and Park Day! Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm mdt. A Nebraska Bird day hike: bird[...]
Free Park Entry Day! BBQ & Kid’s Fishing Derby
Free Park Entry Day! BBQ & Kid’s Fishing Derby @ Fort Robinson State Park
May 21 all-day
Mark your calendar!  May 21st is Free Park Entry Day and BBQ and Kid’s Fishing Derby at Fort Robinson State Park. More information to come.  
BioBlitz2016 5:00 am
BioBlitz2016 @ Enders Reservoir State REcreation Area
May 21 @ 5:00 am – 9:00 pm
Join us at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area on May 21st from 5am-9pm for Bio Blitz 2016!  Spend the day and evening in free guided activities and nature walks.  Become a citizen scientist as you[...]
Free Fishing Clinic 9:00 am
Free Fishing Clinic @ Platte River State Park
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us at Platte River State Park on May 21st for a free fishing clinic from 9-11! We encourage you to bring your poles and bait.  However, we will also provide a limited number of[...]
Free Park and Fish Day at Lake 6 9:00 am
Free Park and Fish Day at Lake 6 @ Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us on Lake 6 at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area from 9am-12pm to have some family fun in the outdoors.  Bait and poles will be available, there will be cooking and a scavenger hunt![...]
Kid’s Fishing Event 9:00 am
Kid’s Fishing Event @ Fremont State Recreation Area
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us on May 21st from 9am-Noon at Lake #3 at Fremont State Recreation Area for a Kid’s Fishing Event! Food, Fun and Prizes! Loaner tackle and bait will be available. No Park Entry Permits[...]
Ponca State Park Free Fishing Day 9:00 am
Ponca State Park Free Fishing Day @ Ponca State Park
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Have Fun at Ponca State Park on Free Fishing Day! 9:00 am –11:00 am Introduction to Archery — Introductory course for beginners 5 years of age and older. Participants will learn basic archery skills –[...]
Free Park Day Event 9:00 am
Free Park Day Event @ Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area on May 21st for our free park day event! 9am:  birding hike 10am:  wildflower hike 10am-noon :  kids crafts All events will meet at the Big Shelter.
Take Aim at Summer 10:00 am
Take Aim at Summer @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Take Aim at Summer at the Outdoor Education Center! Kick off your family’s summer by experiencing all that the Outdoor Education Center has to offer. The day will be filled with a variety of activities[...]
Trout Presentation and Clinic 10:30 am
Trout Presentation and Clinic @ Two Rivers State Recreation Area
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us at Two Rivers State Recreation Area at the Trout Lake for a Trout Presentation and Clinic presented by Trout Unlimited. There will be a presentation on trout, trout fishing, hatcheries, bait and more![...]
Windy River Old Time String Band Program 10:30 am
Windy River Old Time String Band Program @ Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park on May 21st from 10:30am-2:00pm when the Windy River Old Time String Band will be doing a program in the visitor center.  They will be playing[...]
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Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open
Shooting Range Open – Weekends only until May 28th
Shooting Range Open – Weekends only until May 28th @ Platte River State Park
May 22 all-day
Mark your calendar!  The Shooting Range at the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex is opened weekends only until May 28th at Platte River State Park. More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.  
Birding in the Park 8:30 am
Birding in the Park @ Platte River State Park
May 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
In celebration of the International Migratory Bird Month of May, Platte River State Park presents Birding in the Park May 7th and 22nd 8:30am-11:30am. Platte River State Park will be hosting guided bird watching tours[...]
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option A) 12:00 pm
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option A) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This is the OPTION A class.  This is a full 6-hour classroom course. NOTE:  Please bring a snack and drink.
3D Archery Shoot 2:00 pm
3D Archery Shoot @ Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area
May 22 @ 2:00 pm
Join us at Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area for our 3D Archery Shoot! Registration is from 2-3 the day of the shoot. Each shoot will go as long as we have participants still shooting.[...]
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Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 4:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 6:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
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Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 4:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
Best Shots Rifle Marksmanship- Ages 10-16 6:00 pm
Best Shots Rifle Marksmanship- Ages 10-16 @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each session there will be a lesson, hands-on firearms instruction, and a shooting exercise. We provide all equipment, Rifles, ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. Participants are invited to bring their own rimfire rifle to[...]
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) 6:00 pm
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the OPTION B home study review/test-out session ONLY.  To prepare for this 3-hour test-out session, student may download study materials from our website. NOTE:  Please bring a snack and a drink.
Family Fishing – Lincoln 6:00 pm
Family Fishing – Lincoln @ Holmes Lake
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Fishing Events provide opportunities for people of all ages who have never fished or have not fished in years to learn and enjoy the activity. Rods and reels, as well as bait and fishing[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 6:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
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Explore Archery 6:00 pm
Explore Archery @ Nebraska Outdoor Education Center
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Explore Archery- Archery for Beginners is a fun and perfect fit for archers of any age/ ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery. If you are new to the sport of[...]
Family Fishing – Papillion 6:00 pm
Family Fishing – Papillion @ Halleck Lake
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Fishing Events provide opportunities for people of all ages who have never fished or have not fished in years to learn and enjoy the activity. Rods and reels, as well as bait and fishing[...]
Fishing Formula For Success 6:00 pm
Fishing Formula For Success @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education CenterNebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Confused by all the equipment, baits, lures, knots, fish, waters, etc. Take this course and learn a logical approach to fishing for any species found in any water in Nebraska. Free
Linking Science & Literature Learning: Birds 6:00 pm
Linking Science & Literature Learning: Birds @ Hastings Musesum
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful interdiciplinary lessons. We’ll start by discovering amazing bird-focused literature books. Next, we’ll connect these literature books with simple, long-term science[...]
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Take Aim at Summer 4:00 pm
Take Aim at Summer @ Platte River State Park Outdoor Heritage Education Complex
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Take Aim at Summer and visit the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex at Platte River State Park! Bring the whole family to kick off our summer hours at the range. Activities include archery, rifles, pellet guns,[...]
Restaurant Opens at 4PM 4:00 pm
Restaurant Opens at 4PM @ Fort Robinson State Park
May 27 @ 4:00 pm
Mark your calendar!  May 27th at 4pm MST the restaurant at Fort Robinson State Park opens. More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Explore Gun Safety & Technique I 6:00 pm
Explore Gun Safety & Technique I @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Looking for a good way to introduce your son or daughter to the lifelong habits of safe gun handling and the basic concepts of marksmanship? This class is where they need to be! Explore Gun[...]
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Official Opening of Park Activities
Official Opening of Park Activities @ Fort Robinson State Park
May 28 all-day
Mark your calendar!  May 28th marks the official opening of park activities at Fort Robinson State Park. More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Early Bird Hike and Bird in Hand Program 7:00 am
Early Bird Hike and Bird in Hand Program
May 28 @ 7:00 am
More information to come! A Park Entry Permit is required.
Fun day at Niobrara! 7:00 am
Fun day at Niobrara! @ Niobrara State Park
May 28 @ 7:00 am
Join us for a fun day at Niobrara State Park on May 28th! 7am:  Early-Bird Bird Watching – Join park superintendent Mark Rettig and wildlife bird specialist Marg Brogie as they guide you through the[...]
Migratory Bird Day 7:00 am
Migratory Bird Day @ Indian Cave State Park
May 28 @ 7:00 am
Mark your calendar!  May 28th is Migratory Bird Day at Indian Cave State Park. Some of the activities planned are: a guided bird hike at 7am, a fish fry at noon, bird observation and identification,[...]
Bird Watching/Nature Hike 8:00 am
Bird Watching/Nature Hike @ Two Rivers State Recreation Area
May 28 @ 8:00 am
Join us at Two Rivers State Recreation Area on May 28th and 29th for a bird watching/nature hike. We will meet in front of the Two Rivers SRA Office.   Presented by Anna, Master Naturalist.  Participants[...]
Living History Demonstrations 9:00 am
Living History Demonstrations @ Fort Kearny State Historical Park
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us at Fort Kearny State Historical Park Memorial Day Weekend for Living History Demonstrations! 1860’s Soldiers Living History Camp and Wood carving demonstrations from the Central Nebraska Woodcarvers Association on the Grounds. 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday[...]
Ponca Fun Day! 9:00 am
Ponca Fun Day! @ Ponca State Park
May 28 @ 9:00 am
Have Fun at Ponca State Park! 9:00 am –11:00 am Introduction to Archery and Shotguns —The shooting complex will offer introductory courses on Archery and Shotguns. Participants will be able to participate in their choice[...]
Trout Presentation and Clinic 10:30 am
Trout Presentation and Clinic @ Two Rivers State Recreation Area
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us at Two Rivers State Recreation Area at the Trout Lake for a Trout Presentation and Clinic presented by Trout Unlimited. There will be a presentation on trout, trout fishing, hatcheries, bait and more![...]
National Trails Day Event 11:00 am
National Trails Day Event @ Johnson Lake State Recreation Area
May 28 @ 11:00 am
Join us at Johnson Lake State Recreation Area on Saturday – May 28th at 11:00 to celebrate National Trails Day early in connection with the formal opening of a new trail bridge across the outlet[...]
Buffalo Cookout and Entertainment 6:00 pm
Buffalo Cookout and Entertainment @ Niobrara State Park
May 28 @ 6:00 pm
More information to come. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Night Owl Hike 9:00 pm
Night Owl Hike @ Two Rivers State Recreation Area
May 28 @ 9:00 pm
Join us at Two Rivers State Recreation Area on May 28th and 29th for a Night Owl Hike. Meet in front of the Two Rivers SRA Office.  Presented by Anna, Master Naturalist.  Participants will use[...]
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Bird Watching/Nature Hike 8:00 am
Bird Watching/Nature Hike @ Two Rivers State Recreation Area
May 29 @ 8:00 am
Join us at Two Rivers State Recreation Area on May 28th and 29th for a bird watching/nature hike. We will meet in front of the Two Rivers SRA Office.   Presented by Anna, Master Naturalist.  Participants[...]
Living History Demonstrations 9:00 am
Living History Demonstrations @ Fort Kearny State Historical Park
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us at Fort Kearny State Historical Park Memorial Day Weekend for Living History Demonstrations! 1860’s Soldiers Living History Camp and Wood carving demonstrations from the Central Nebraska Woodcarvers Association on the Grounds. 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday[...]
Ponca Fun Day 9:00 am
Ponca Fun Day @ Ponca State Park
May 29 @ 9:00 am
Have Fun at Ponca State Park! 9:00 am –11:00 am Introduction to Archery and Atl Atl—The shooting complex will offer introductory courses on Archery and Atl Atl. Participants will be able to participate in their[...]
Fun Day at Niobrara! 10:00 am
Fun Day at Niobrara! @ Niobrara State Park
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at Niobrara State Park on May 29th for a fun day! 10am:  Sidewalk Chalk Art with Bird and Emerald Ash Borer Program – Located at the park office, participation gifts. 1oam – 2pm: [...]
SAC Museum Portable Dome Planetarium – Constellations of the Night Sky 1:00 pm
SAC Museum Portable Dome Planetarium – Constellations of the Night Sky @ Two Rivers State Recreation Area
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us at Two Rivers State Recreation Area on May 29th for the SAC Museum Portable Dome Planetarium – Constellations of the Night Sky.  Presented by Two Rivers SRA and SAC Museum. 30 guests can[...]
Night Owl Hike 9:00 pm
Night Owl Hike @ Two Rivers State Recreation Area
May 29 @ 9:00 pm
Join us at Two Rivers State Recreation Area on May 28th and 29th for a Night Owl Hike. Meet in front of the Two Rivers SRA Office.  Presented by Anna, Master Naturalist.  Participants will use[...]
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Entry deadline for Director’s Cup Archery Tournament
Living History Demonstrations 9:00 am
Living History Demonstrations @ Fort Kearny State Historical Park
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us at Fort Kearny State Historical Park Memorial Day Weekend for Living History Demonstrations! 1860’s Soldiers Living History Camp and Wood carving demonstrations from the Central Nebraska Woodcarvers Association on the Grounds. 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday[...]
Ponca Fun Day 9:00 am
Ponca Fun Day @ Ponca State Park
May 30 @ 9:00 am
Have Fun at Ponca State Park! 9:00 am – 11:00 am Introduction to Archery —The shooting complex will offer introductory courses on Archery. All equipment is provided. Archery participants must be 5 years old .[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 4:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 6:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
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Spring turkey seasons close
Ponca Fun Day 9:00 am
Ponca Fun Day @ Ponca State Park
May 31 @ 9:00 am
Have Fun at Ponca State Park! 9:00 am —11:00 pm Introduction to Pellet Rifles — Join us for an introductory course on pellet rifles. Participants must be 8 years of age or older to participate.[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 4:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 31 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program 6:30 pm
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) & Adult Archery Program @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on[...]
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