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As of July 1, Game and Parks will begin hosting some educational and naturalist programs on a limited basis. Visitors to offices, interpretive centers, education centers, nature centers and indoor events are temporarily required to wear a face mask. Please visit outdoornebraska.org/healthinfo for more information.

Oct
19
Mon
10th Annual Nebraska Natural Legacy Conference
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm

Welcome to the 10th Annual Nebraska Natural Legacy Conference: A Decade of Connections on the Landscape. This will be a five-day virtual conference experience with all sessions hosted on Zoom, October 19–23, 2020.

This year, the conference is going virtual, with all sessions hosted on Zoom. Registration closes Wednesday, October 14, 2020. After registration closes, we will email all registrants with the individual Zoom links to each session.

The Nebraska Natural Legacy Project is the blueprint for conservation of at-risk species and landscapes in Nebraska. The annual conference covers research, education, and management of our natural resources. We have nearly 60 presentations from field biologists, graduate students, and conservation practitioners across Nebraska.

Please visit our website at http://outdoornebraska.gov/legacy2020/ for detailed information on the conference agenda and presentations

Oct
22
Thu
FIRST SHOTS Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Take your first shots with us!

The biggest challenge for new shooters is getting started. First Shots makes getting started in shooting very easy – and, best of all, it’s only $10!

At a First Shots seminar, you’ll receive:
-An educational introduction to the safe and recreational use of firearms
-A clear understanding of the local requirements for owning and purchasing a firearm
-Individual and group training
-A rundown of shooting sports opportunities for all levels of interest
-A chance to give shooting a try! (Firearm simulators will be used for this class; live fire is available during the ‘Second Shots’ class.)

If possible, please download the following app to your phone ahead of time, for use during the class:

MantisX firearm training app

This seminar offers a small group setting for students ages 16 and over. All equipment is provided.

Attending participants receive a reward coupon for over 30% off their next handgun class at the Outdoor Education Center. Preregistration required.

Closed-neck shirts and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

(Students age 18 and under MUST be accompanied by legal parent/guardian.)

The Science of Snakes @ Online
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

There are more than 3,000 different species of snakes on the planet and they’re found just about everywhere.  In Nebraska we have 29 species of snakes, and only four of them are venomous.  Throughout this webinar event we will talk about the different types of snakes we have, their special adaptations for their region, the venom that some develop and how they eat, slither, communicate and live their daily lives.  Through this virtual event we will have a few live education animals as well!

This event is FREE, but requires pre-registration:

https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsc-irqzkuGd0sJmXs2zTYo2L_sc3zXYE1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with more information for the event. Then on the day and time of the event, use this link and the password from your email to join us!

Second Shots Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Second Shots Pistol 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 for students ages 16 and over.

Course covers:
•Handgun knowledge & review safe handling
•Ammunition knowledge
•Fundamentals of handgun shooting
•Actual range practice
•A variety of pistols (different calibers), ammo, and targets provided
•Please bring your own eye and ear protection
•If you have your own pistol, you may bring it to use on the range (be sure to bring 50 rounds of ammunition with)

This class is designed to build the handgun skills introduced in our FIRST SHOTS course. It’s also a good refresher for those who are years out of practice. The class will begin in the classroom discussing the different types of handguns and how to handle them safely, ammunition, and reviewing the fundamentals of our FIRST SHOTS Pistol course.

The second portion of the class is spent on the range. The basics of stance, sight picture, and trigger control are emphasized to maximize success. After completing this class the goal is that participants will be prepared to safely use the range.

Closed-neck shirts and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

(Students age 18 and under MUST be accompanied by legal parent/guardian.)

Prerequisites: FIRST SHOTS Pistol class

Cost: $75

Oct
23
Fri
Camp & Treat @ Red Willow State Recreation Area
Oct 23 all-day

A Halloween camping even with off season camping rates of $5 off electrical sites, $10 for tent sites.

Adult and Kids Pumpkin Carving Contest at 4pm on October 24th.

Camper/Campsite decorating contest

Download event flyer: 2020- Red Willow Camp N Treat

Park entry permit required.

FIRST SHOTS Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Take your first shots with us!

The biggest challenge for new shooters is getting started. First Shots makes getting started in shooting very easy – and, best of all, it’s only $10!

At a First Shots seminar, you’ll receive:
-An educational introduction to the safe and recreational use of firearms
-A clear understanding of the local requirements for owning and purchasing a firearm
-Individual and group training
-A rundown of shooting sports opportunities for all levels of interest
-A chance to give shooting a try! (Firearm simulators will be used for this class; live fire is available during the ‘Second Shots’ class.)

If possible, please download the following app to your phone ahead of time, for use during the class:

MantisX firearm training app

This seminar offers a small group setting for students ages 16 and over. All equipment is provided.

Attending participants receive a reward coupon for over 30% off their next handgun class at the Outdoor Education Center. Preregistration required.

Closed-neck shirts and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

(Students age 18 and under MUST be accompanied by legal parent/guardian.)

25th Annual Haunted Hollow – Movie Night @ Indian Cave State Park
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm

Bring your chairs and blankets! Friday night is movie night in the pasture. Celebrate the fall season by joining us for an outdoor viewing of family-friendly Halloween classics.

October 9th – Casper

October 16th – Halloween Town

October 23rd – Hocus Pocus

Park entry permit required.

Oct
24
Sat
25th Annual Haunted Hollow – Campsite Decorating Contest @ Indian Cave State Park
Oct 24 all-day

Judging at 10pm each evening.

Park entry permit required.

Camp & Treat @ Red Willow State Recreation Area
Oct 24 all-day

A Halloween camping even with off season camping rates of $5 off electrical sites, $10 for tent sites.

Adult and Kids Pumpkin Carving Contest at 4pm on October 24th.

Camper/Campsite decorating contest

Download event flyer: 2020- Red Willow Camp N Treat

Park entry permit required.

Explore Hunting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Interested in connecting with the outdoors through hunting, but not sure how to get started? This class is for you! Our nine-week course is designed for beginners of all types – students do not need to have previous experience with archery or firearms.
Enhance your encounters with the outdoors by learning the basic skills used to get close to wildlife and interact with the natural world. Explore animal identification, behavior, calls, and tracking, plus scouting, outdoor preparedness, and ageless tricks to blend with the environment. Discover how hunting fits in to conservation efforts across the nation.
Stay safe by practicing with tree stands/safety harnesses and learning basic firearm and archery safety. Gain hands-on marksmanship experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms on our indoor ranges. By taking this class, students will have the foundation to successfully plan and conduct a hunt, as well as learn what to do after the shot.
Students will be able to earn their Firearm Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Course certificates through this class.
Ages 11 and over.
Students will be outside for potions of the class. We recommend that participants bring (labeled) personal sunscreen, bug spray, hat/sunglasses, and water. Students may bring their own compound bow if they have one.

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