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Family Fishing Event – Scottsbluff, Terry’s Pit 4:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – Scottsbluff, Terry’s Pit @ Terry's Pit
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 4:30 pm
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least 2 quarters of the JOAD Program. Students will have the opportunity to participate in[...]
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) 5:30 pm
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 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.
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop 6:00 pm
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Southeast Community College- Lincoln Campus
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This workshop requires pre-registration.  Please email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, phone number, and affiliation. Growing up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive attitudes and behaviors about nature and life-long social and academic[...]
Intro to Competition Rifle Shooting 6:00 pm
Intro to Competition Rifle Shooting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Expand your firearms knowledge & skill! This 5 week session includes classroom and range time every week. Participants are expected to come to class with a working knowledge of gun safety and be capable of[...]
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 6:30 pm
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least ONE quarter of JOAD. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum[...]
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Birding Day 7:30 am
Birding Day @ Indian Cave State Park
May 2 @ 7:30 am
Birders are invited to join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for Southeast District Birding Day on May 2 at Indian Cave State Park. Birders will meet at 7:30am in the park entrance parking lot. [...]
Explore Archery: Wednesdays May-Jun 5:00 pm
Explore Archery: Wednesdays May-Jun @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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 archery[...]
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Archery Learning Series 6:00 pm
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Archery Learning Series @ Platte River State Park
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
For girls and women ages 12 and up who want to learn how to shoot a bow, increase their knowledge in archery, see equipment made for women, meet other women who shoot or just have[...]
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Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop 1:00 pm
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Ruth Staples Child Development Lab
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Pre-registration is required to attend this educator workshop.  Please email lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov with your first and last name, affiliation and phone number to register for this workshop. Growing up WILD provides an early foundation for developing[...]
Explore Archery: Thursdays Apr-May 6:00 pm
Explore Archery: Thursdays Apr-May @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 3 @ 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 archery[...]
Center Shot Archery Academy (JOAD): Apr-Jun Qtr 7:00 pm
Center Shot Archery Academy (JOAD): Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advanced Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). Enrollment by instructor permission only. This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will[...]
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Outdoor Educational Rendezvous 10:00 am
Outdoor Educational Rendezvous @ Niobrara State Park
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
School students from Northeast Nebraska and Southeast South Dakota come to experience the great outdoors with 43 sites having 55 master naturalist activities including: Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Archery, Fishing, Kite flying, S’mores making[...]
Competitive Compound JOAD: Apr-Jun Qtr 5:30 pm
Competitive Compound JOAD: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) course is tailored to compound archers. The class will meet once per week from 5:30-7 p.m. and each lesson will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to[...]
Explore Rifle (Ages 8-10) 6:00 pm
Explore Rifle (Ages 8-10) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 4 @ 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? Whether your child is interested in recreation, competition, or hunting,[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 5 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Ponca Fun Day! 9:00 am
Ponca Fun Day! @ Ponca State Park
May 5 @ 9:00 am
Have Fun at Ponca State Park! 9:00-11:00 am Introduction to Archery — An introductory course on Archery with all equipment provided. Archery participants must be 5 years old. Meet and pay at the Eric Wiebe[...]
Take Pride in America Clean Up at Verdon Lake SRA 9:00 am
Take Pride in America Clean Up at Verdon Lake SRA @ Verdon Lake State Recreation Area
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us on May 5th from 9am-4pm for Take Pride in America Clean Up at Verdon Lake State Recreation Area. Volunteers are needed. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Hooked for Life – McCook, Red Willow Reservoir (Kiwanis Point) 10:00 am
Hooked for Life – McCook, Red Willow Reservoir (Kiwanis Point) @ Red Willow Reservoir (Kiwanis Point)
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area on May 5 from 10:00-2:00 for our kids fishing event called “Hooked for Life”! More information to come! A Park Entry Permit is required.
Living History 10:00 am
Living History @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm
Please join us at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on Saturday – May 5 and Sunday – May 6 for Living History! Download the event flyer for the Orders of the Day.  Fort Atkinson Orders[...]
Cosmic Archery Fun Shoot 12:00 pm
Cosmic Archery Fun Shoot @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
On the first Saturday of each month, the Outdoor Education Center sets up the archery range with a mixture of fun and challenging targets for archers of all skill levels. Come over after lunch and[...]
Mystery at the Mansion 6:30 pm
Mystery at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Put your best sleuthing hat on and join us for an old-fashioned whodunnit in the magnificent setting of Arbor Lodge Mansion. Solve clues, look for evidence, and break the case while mingling with new friends.[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 6 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Living History 10:00 am
Living History @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm
Please join us at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on Saturday – May 5 and Sunday – May 6 for Living History! Download the event flyer for the Orders of the Day.  Fort Atkinson Orders[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 7 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) And Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 4:30 pm
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) And Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least ONE quarter of JOAD. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum[...]
Beginner Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 6:30 pm
Beginner Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the beginner class is open to students who are new to JOAD or have only completed one quarter. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not[...]
Linking Literature & Science: Insects & Pollinators 6:30 pm
Linking Literature & Science: Insects & Pollinators @ St. Thomas Lutheran Church
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR NAME, E-MAIL ADDRESS, SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION/CENTER AND THE AGES YOU WORK WITH TO: lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov.  Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage students in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons.[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 8 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 4:30 pm
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least 2 quarters of the JOAD Program. Students will have the opportunity to participate in[...]
Nebraska Hunt Safe Session 6:00 pm
Nebraska Hunt Safe Session @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Those ages 11-15 who have completed their online firearm/bowhunter or bowhunter-only safety course must attend a Hunt Safe Session to complete their proof of hunter education. Additional class dates and full details available at HuntSafeNebraska.org.[...]
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 6:30 pm
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least ONE quarter of JOAD. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 9 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Explore Archery: Wednesdays May-Jun 5:00 pm
Explore Archery: Wednesdays May-Jun @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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 archery[...]
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Archery Series 6:00 pm
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Archery Series @ Platte River State Park
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
For girls and women ages 12 and up who want to learn how to shoot a bow, increase their knowledge in archery, see equipment made for women, meet other women who shoot or just have[...]
Youth Fishing Instructor Certification Class 6:00 pm
Youth Fishing Instructor Certification Class @ Fort Kearny State Historical Park
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Youth fishing instructors will receive training and tools to conduct fishing clinics. These volunteers will have access to Game and Parks’ loaner fishing equipment and educational materials for events, as well as receive program incentives.[...]
Youth Fishing Instructor Certification Workshop 6:00 pm
Youth Fishing Instructor Certification Workshop @ Fort Kearny State Historical Park
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will certify youth fishing instructors at Fort Kearny State Historical Park southeast of Kearney on May 9. This free workshop will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 10 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Explore Archery: Thursdays Apr-May 6:00 pm
Explore Archery: Thursdays Apr-May @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 10 @ 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 archery[...]
Center Shot Archery Academy (JOAD): Apr-Jun Qtr 7:00 pm
Center Shot Archery Academy (JOAD): Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advanced Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). Enrollment by instructor permission only. This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 11 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Sip Nebraska Wine and Craft Beer Festival 4:00 pm
Sip Nebraska Wine and Craft Beer Festival @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The fifth annual Sip Nebraska festival, featuring tastings of wine, craft beer and spirits made in Nebraska, will return to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park May 11-12. The event will feature over 100+ tastings from[...]
Competitive Compound JOAD: Apr-Jun Qtr 5:30 pm
Competitive Compound JOAD: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) course is tailored to compound archers. The class will meet once per week from 5:30-7 p.m. and each lesson will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to[...]
Explore Rifle (Ages 8-10) 6:00 pm
Explore Rifle (Ages 8-10) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 11 @ 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? Whether your child is interested in recreation, competition, or hunting,[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 12 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
USA Archery 300 8:00 am
USA Archery 300 @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
JOAD / AAD pin shoot (10 ends of 3 arrows) DOORS OPEN 8 am LINE STARTS 9 am A limited number of NASP lanes will be available. Payment required at check-in ($15/adult, $10/junior). REGISTER HERE:[...]
Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament- Louisville 8:30 am
Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament- Louisville @ Louisville SRA
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Registration: Opens at 8:30 am Rules Review: 9:40 am Fishing Times: 10am-12pm Prizes for 1st-3rd places. Ages 4-7 fish with parent help. Ages 8-11 fish with minimal parent help. Ages 12-15 (parents can watch). Bring[...]
Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo 9:00 am
Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo @ Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The annual Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo showcases the state’s vast number of fun outdoor activities at beautiful Fort Kearny State Recreational Area. This event is designed to meet the needs of anyone interested in an[...]
Ponca Fun Day! 9:00 am
Ponca Fun Day! @ Ponca State Park
May 12 @ 9:00 am
Have Fun at Ponca State Park! 9:00-11:00 am Archery —An introductory course on Archery with all equipment provided. Archery participants must be 5 years old or older. Meet and pay at the Eric Wiebe Shooting[...]
Women of Arbor Lodge Special Event 9:00 am
Women of Arbor Lodge Special Event @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the women in your life with a visit to Arbor Lodge Mansion during Mother’s Day weekend. View a special display of women’s clothing and accessories and enjoy live music throughout the weekend. On Saturday,[...]
Sip Nebraska Wine and Craft Beer Festival 1:00 pm
Sip Nebraska Wine and Craft Beer Festival @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The fifth annual Sip Nebraska festival, featuring tastings of wine, craft beer and spirits made in Nebraska, will return to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park May 11-12. The event will feature over 100+ tastings from[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 13 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Mother’s Day Buffet – Breakfast 8:00 am
Mother’s Day Buffet – Breakfast @ Platte River State Park
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Join us at Platte River State Park on May 13th for our Mother’s Day Buffet at the Walter Scott Lodge Restaurant. Serving Breakfast Buffet from 8am-10:30am Serving Lunch Buffet from 11am-2pm A Park Entry Permit is[...]
Mother’s Day Buffet – Lunch 11:00 am
Mother’s Day Buffet – Lunch @ Platte River State Park
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at Platte River State Park on May 13th for our Mother’s Day Buffet at the Walter Scott Lodge Restaurant. Serving Breakfast Buffet from 8am-10:30am Serving Lunch Buffet from 11am-2pm A Park Entry Permit is[...]
Mother’s Day Buffet at Ponca State Park 11:00 am
Mother’s Day Buffet at Ponca State Park @ Ponca State Park
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
One day each May, we thank the women who have made a difference in our lives. Some brought us into this world while others are strong individuals who have made a positive impact in our[...]
Women of Arbor Lodge Special Event 11:00 am
Women of Arbor Lodge Special Event @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the women in your life with a visit to Arbor Lodge Mansion during Mother’s Day weekend. View a special display of women’s clothing and accessories and enjoy live music throughout the weekend. On Saturday,[...]
Family Fishing Event – Scottsbluff, Zoo Pond 4:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – Scottsbluff, Zoo Pond @ Zoo Pond
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 14 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) And Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 4:30 pm
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) And Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least ONE quarter of JOAD. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum[...]
Beginner Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 6:30 pm
Beginner Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the beginner class is open to students who are new to JOAD or have only completed one quarter. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 15 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 4:30 pm
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least 2 quarters of the JOAD Program. Students will have the opportunity to participate in[...]
Intro to Competition Rifle Shooting 6:00 pm
Intro to Competition Rifle Shooting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Expand your firearms knowledge & skill! This 5 week session includes classroom and range time every week. Participants are expected to come to class with a working knowledge of gun safety and be capable of[...]
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 6:30 pm
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least ONE quarter of JOAD. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 16 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Explore Archery: Wednesdays May-Jun 5:00 pm
Explore Archery: Wednesdays May-Jun @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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 archery[...]
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Archery Series 6:00 pm
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Archery Series @ Platte River State Park
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
For girls and women ages 12 and up who want to learn how to shoot a bow, increase their knowledge in archery, see equipment made for women, meet other women who shoot or just have[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 17 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) 5:30 pm
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 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.
Explore Archery: Thursdays Apr-May 6:00 pm
Explore Archery: Thursdays Apr-May @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 17 @ 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 archery[...]
Center Shot Archery Academy (JOAD): Apr-Jun Qtr 7:00 pm
Center Shot Archery Academy (JOAD): Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advanced Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). Enrollment by instructor permission only. This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will[...]
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Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 18 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Competitive Compound JOAD: Apr-Jun Qtr 5:30 pm
Competitive Compound JOAD: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) course is tailored to compound archers. The class will meet once per week from 5:30-7 p.m. and each lesson will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to[...]
Explore Rifle (Ages 8-10) 6:00 pm
Explore Rifle (Ages 8-10) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 18 @ 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? Whether your child is interested in recreation, competition, or hunting,[...]
Stargazing 8:38 pm
Stargazing @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
May 18 @ 8:38 pm – 11:00 pm
Join us at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park for Stargazing May 18, June 22, July 20, August 17, and September 14, 2018. The Omaha Astronomical Society and Prairie Astronomy Club will set up powerful telescopes[...]
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Bill Morris Memorial Fishing Derby
Bill Morris Memorial Fishing Derby @ Ponca State Park
May 19 all-day
It’s a day full of fishing related activities.  Anglers of all ages can participate in the fishing derby; where prizes will be awarded for the longest bass, bluegill and trout caught in Ponca State Park’s[...]
Free Park Entry/Fishing Day
Free Park Entry/Fishing Day @ All Nebraska State Parks, State Recreation Areas, and State Historical Parks
May 19 all-day
Join us at one of our state parks, state recreation areas, or state historical parks for Free Park Day!  
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Lilac Walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
May 19 all-day
May 5-19 (blooms permitting) Experience the sights and scents of nature with a Lilac Walk through Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. View more than 200 different varieties of lilacs from around the world! Guided tours are available[...]
Wildlands Day/Free Park Entry Day
Wildlands Day/Free Park Entry Day @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
May 19 all-day
The Wildcat Hills Nature Center is pleased to offer Wildcat Weekends! A variety of programs will be offered at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center on the second Saturday of the month (*unless otherwise noted). Best[...]
Willows and Wings Birding Hike 6:00 am
Willows and Wings Birding Hike @ Willow Creek State Recreation Area
May 19 @ 6:00 am
The public is invited to celebrate International Migratory Bird Month by participating in Willows and Wings on May 19 at Willow Creek State Recreation Area in Pierce County. This event includes a bird identification hike[...]
Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament- Memphis 8:30 am
Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament- Memphis @ Memphis State Lake
May 19 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Registration: Opens at 8:30 am Rules Review: 9:40 am Fishing Times: 10am-12pm Prizes for 1st-3rd places. Ages 4-7 fish with parent help. Ages 8-11 fish with minimal parent help. Ages 12-15 (parents can watch). Bring[...]
Larry Roper Trail Bird Outing 10:00 am
Larry Roper Trail Bird Outing @ Johnson Lake State Recreation Area
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us at Johnson Lake State Recreation Area on Saturday – May 19th from 10am-1pm for the Larry Roper Trail Bird Outing. This outing will be lead by a master naturalist. The meet up point[...]
Scavenger Hunt and Free Fishing 10:00 am
Scavenger Hunt and Free Fishing @ Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In honor of Bev Kimball, a person who started it all on the Hike and Bike Trail Bridge, her love for Bluebirds, International Migratory Bird Month, and Free Park and Fish Day, Fort Kearny State[...]
2018 Lincoln Shooting Stars Outdoor 3-D Archery Invitational 1:00 pm
2018 Lincoln Shooting Stars Outdoor 3-D Archery Invitational @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
If you are within a few hours drive of Lincoln, consider attending a fun 3-D Archery Tournament on Saturday, May 19th, hosted by the Lincoln Shooting Stars 4-H Club. 15 3-D targets, 2 arrows per[...]
Free Bird! 1:00 pm
Free Bird! @ Mormon Island State Recreation Area
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Bird! May is International Migratory Bird month and to celebrate we are adding an extra event for our Free Park/Fish day. From 1-4pm, park goers will be able to feel the talon grip of[...]
Republican Valley Archery 3D Shoot 2:00 pm
Republican Valley Archery 3D Shoot @ Red Willow State Recreation Area
May 19 @ 2:00 pm
Join us at Red Willow State Recreation Area’s Archery Range (north of McCook) for Republican Valley Archery 3D Shoots that are open to the public. Saturday, May 19 (Registration 2:00-2:30pm) Sunday, June 10 (Registration 3:00-3:30pm)[...]
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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 20 @ 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 a drink.
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Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) And Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 4:30 pm
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) And Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least ONE quarter of JOAD. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum[...]
Introduction to Handgun 5:30 pm
Introduction to Handgun @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Our Introduction to Handgun course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun safely. In addition, this class has been designed as a small group setting with the instructor[...]
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Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop 12:30 pm
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Holdrege YMCA
May 22 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
This workshop requires pre-registration.  To register email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, phone number, and affiliation. Growing up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive attitudes and behaviors about nature and life-long social and[...]
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 4:30 pm
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least 2 quarters of the JOAD Program. Students will have the opportunity to participate in[...]
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) 6:00 pm
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center - South Classroom
May 22 @ 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 Event – Lincoln, Holmes Lake 6:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – Lincoln, Holmes Lake @ Holmes Lake
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
Intro to Competition Rifle Shooting 6:00 pm
Intro to Competition Rifle Shooting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Expand your firearms knowledge & skill! This 5 week session includes classroom and range time every week. Participants are expected to come to class with a working knowledge of gun safety and be capable of[...]
Nebraska Hunt Safe Session 6:00 pm
Nebraska Hunt Safe Session @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Those ages 11-15 who have completed their online firearm/bowhunter or bowhunter-only safety course must attend a Hunt Safe Session to complete their proof of hunter education. Additional class dates and full details available at HuntSafeNebraska.org.[...]
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr 6:30 pm
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least ONE quarter of JOAD. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum[...]
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Explore Archery: Wednesdays May-Jun 5:00 pm
Explore Archery: Wednesdays May-Jun @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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 archery[...]
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Introduction to Handgun 10:00 am
Introduction to Handgun @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our Introduction to Handgun course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun safely. In addition, this class has been designed as a small group setting with the instructor[...]
Explore Archery: Thursdays Apr-May 6:00 pm
Explore Archery: Thursdays Apr-May @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 24 @ 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 archery[...]
Family Fishing Event – Papillion, Helleck Lake 6:00 pm
Family Fishing Event – Papillion, Helleck Lake @ Helleck Lake
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Family Fishing! Look for our colorful fishing trailer where we will have rods and reels to borrow, bait and certified fishing instructors ready to help. No experience necessary. The event is free.[...]
Center Shot Archery Academy (JOAD): Apr-Jun Qtr 7:00 pm
Center Shot Archery Academy (JOAD): Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advanced Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). Enrollment by instructor permission only. This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will[...]
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Take Aim at Summer 4:00 pm
Take Aim at Summer @ Platte River State Park
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Take Aim at Summer @ Platte River State Park
Join us for our summer kick and off bring your families for a fun evening at the range. 
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Living History Days
Living History Days @ Fort Kearny State Historical Park
May 26 all-day
Please join us May 26-28 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park for our living history days! Memorial Day weekend events include a Humanities speaker – Jeff Barnes on Sunday at 1pm.  There will be living[...]
Early-bird Bird Watching 7:00 am
Early-bird Bird Watching @ Niobrara State Park
May 26 @ 7:00 am
Join us at Niobrara State Park on May 26 at 7am for our Early-bird Bird Watching. Join park superintendent Mark Rettig and wildlife bird specialist Mark Brogie as they guide you through the park trails[...]
Migratory Bird Day Celebration 8:00 am
Migratory Bird Day Celebration @ Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area
May 26 @ 8:00 am
Join us at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area on May 26 for Migratory Bird Day! We will have binoculars/guide books for loan, guided bird tour, crafts, hayrack ride, and a glow in the dark[...]
Birds and Breakfast 8:00 am
Birds and Breakfast @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
May 26 @ 8:00 am
Join us at Ash Hollow SHP in the picnic area on Saturday – May 26 at 8:00am and enjoy a morning all about birds! There will be a presentation on the basics of birding and bird[...]
Bird in Hand Program 10:00 am
Bird in Hand Program @ Niobrara State Park
May 26 @ 10:00 am
Join us at Niobrara State Park at 10am for our bird in hand program with wildlife biologist bird specialist Mark Brogie at the RV Campground Shelter. A Park Entry Permit is required.  
National Park Service Event 10:00 am
National Park Service Event @ Niobrara State Park
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at Niobrara State Park from 10am-2pm for a National Park Service all day event at the Buffalo Cookout Pavilion with mobile ranger station and fishing. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Migratory Bird Day 1:00 pm
Migratory Bird Day @ Indian Cave State Park
May 26 @ 1:00 pm
Join us at Indian Cave State Park on May 26th for Migratory Bird Day. Tons of kids/adult activities 1pm-4pm. Guided bird walk at 5pm. Wings and Pig Fries 6:30pm-7:30pm. Glow in the dark egg hunt[...]
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Living History Days
Living History Days @ Fort Kearny State Historical Park
May 27 all-day
Please join us May 26-28 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park for our living history days! Memorial Day weekend events include a Humanities speaker – Jeff Barnes on Sunday at 1pm.  There will be living[...]
Sidewalk Chalk Art with Bird Program 10:00 am
Sidewalk Chalk Art with Bird Program @ Niobrara State Park
May 27 @ 10:00 am
Join us at Niobrara State Park at 10am for sidewalk chalk art with a bird program at the park office. A Park Entry Permit is required.
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CLOSED – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC
CLOSED – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 28 all-day
The Outdoor Education Center’s indoor ranges will be closed to public use May 28, 2018. The outdoor archery range is not affected by this closure.
Living History Days
Living History Days @ Fort Kearny State Historical Park
May 28 all-day
Please join us May 26-28 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park for our living history days! Memorial Day weekend events include a Humanities speaker – Jeff Barnes on Sunday at 1pm.  There will be living[...]
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Introduction to NASP (Archery) 3:30 pm
Introduction to NASP (Archery) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
If weren’t part of a school program during this past school year and want to become a part of our Summer NASP League, or just want to learn more about how the National Archery in[...]
Summer NASP League 5:00 pm
Summer NASP League @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Don’t leave archery behind for the summer. Join us for NASP league and you can practice every week… for prizes! If you were a member of public, private, parochial, or homeschool club during the 2017-2018[...]
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) 5:30 pm
Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option B) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 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.
Desoto Bend 2018-Nebraska Bowfishing Program 6:00 pm
Desoto Bend 2018-Nebraska Bowfishing Program @ Desoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuges
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Looking to Discover the World of Bowfishing? We have the program to get your feet in the water. We will explore the gear needed, where and how to go, how to prepare your catch and[...]
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Explore Archery: Wednesdays May-Jun 5:00 pm
Explore Archery: Wednesdays May-Jun @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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 archery[...]
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Desoto Bend 2018-Nebraska Bowfishing Program 6:00 pm
Desoto Bend 2018-Nebraska Bowfishing Program @ Desoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuges
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Looking to Discover the World of Bowfishing? We have the program to get your feet in the water. We will explore the gear needed, where and how to go, how to prepare your catch and[...]
Center Shot Archery Academy (JOAD): Apr-Jun Qtr 7:00 pm
Center Shot Archery Academy (JOAD): Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advanced Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). Enrollment by instructor permission only. This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will[...]
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