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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.

Jan
21
Thu
Science of…Body Coverings @ Online-ZOOM
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Snakes have scales.  Mammals have fur.  Birds have feathers.  Salamanders have skin.  Invertebrates have an exoskeleton.  All of these body coverings help animals protect themselves, as well as help them thrive in their environments.  In this episode we will look at the science behind scales, fur, feathers, skin and exoskeletons.  What animals have them?  What are they made of?  What are some cool things they can do with them?  Do they change color?  All of these questions and many more will be answered.  Join us and see!

This event is FREE, but requires pre-registration: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlf–prDkoGtFsyRySMUdUD7N3e1Hl0Lk4

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

Unable to attend a live event?  Each virtual webinar will be recorded and posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks YouTube Education Channel, here you can watch past recording of the Science of as well!

Please contact Monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with questions or for more information.  You can also check out the events on the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Facebook Page and the Nebraska Project WILD Facebook page.

Jan
23
Sat
Winter Wildlife Tracking @ Online - Facebook Live
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us LIVE on Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Nebraska’s Facebook Page for our Snowy Saturday Series. This week we explore Winter Wildlife Tracking.

Nebraska wildlife tracks can be hard to identify, but if you look closely there are many components that can help you identify those feet, or hooves, or Chupacabra tracks! Come join me on this Snowy Saturday Series to learn basic identification of wildlife tracks right from your own backyard! No supplies needed, just sit back, and learn with us!

Find event details at facebook.com/BOWNebraska

Jan
26
Tue
Pre-K Nature Tails Program @ Online-ZOOM
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Gather your little ducklings, tadpoles, and bookworms for Nebraska Game and Parks’ new pre-k virtual nature program- Nature Tails!
Every Tuesday at 10am (Central Time) our outdoor educators from across the state will be reading a nature-themed children’s book in collaboration with the theme that week via ZOOM. After a short book there will be a quick activity for kiddos and families to participate in.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.
**Can’t make it one week? Don’t worry about missing out. All the videos will be recorded and uploaded so your little cubs can watch whenever they want.
No registration is required for these events. Simply use this link to login: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/j/93225010607…
The same link will be used for each event.
Questions? Email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov, or amanda.filipi@nebraska.gov
Each week and theme are listed below. Come to one, or come to all!
Tuesday January 12- Mammals
Tuesday January 19- Making Observations
Tuesday January 26- Owls
Tuesday February 2- Groundhogs
Tuesday February 9- Seeds
Tuesday February 16- Wintertime Fun
Jan
28
Thu
Science of…Turtles @ Online-ZOOM
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Turtles are reptiles and one of the oldest and most primitive in this group.  They can be found in almost every type of climate and are extremely diverse.  In Nebraska, we have nine different species of turtles and most are adapted for a life in the water.  But, like any other group of animal there are always exceptions.  Come join us in this episode to learn all about the ins and outs of turtles.  Why did they evolve to have a shell?  What is their “beak” made out of?  What do they eat?  How big can they get?  Join us and see!

This event is FREE, but pre-registration is required: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqduCgrTMvHtPN4TuLCkAGDBb8X_gCJN2X

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

Unable to attend a live event?  Each virtual webinar will be recorded and posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks YouTube Education Channel, here you can watch past recording of the Science of as well!

Please contact Monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with questions or for more information.  You can also check out the events on the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Facebook Page and the Nebraska Project WILD Facebook page.

Jan
30
Sat
Bow Maintenance: Tips for Archers @ Online - Facebook Live
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us LIVE on Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Nebraska’s Facebook Page for our Snowy Saturday Series. This week we explore Archery Bow Maintenance.

Come learn from some diehard archers how to ensure that your bow setup is ready to perform this year! After a long season of hunting wear and tear, being sure that your archery equipment is fine-tuned and in working order is essential for safety and success. Make sure that bow is in tip-top shape just in time for off-season practice or spring turkey hunting. We’ll see you there!

Find event details at facebook.com/BOWNebraska

Feb
2
Tue
Pre-K Nature Tails Program @ Online-ZOOM
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Gather your little ducklings, tadpoles, and bookworms for Nebraska Game and Parks’ new pre-k virtual nature program- Nature Tails!
Every Tuesday at 10am (Central Time) our outdoor educators from across the state will be reading a nature-themed children’s book in collaboration with the theme that week via ZOOM. After a short book there will be a quick activity for kiddos and families to participate in.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.
**Can’t make it one week? Don’t worry about missing out. All the videos will be recorded and uploaded so your little cubs can watch whenever they want.
No registration is required for these events. Simply use this link to login: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/j/93225010607…
The same link will be used for each event.
Questions? Email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov, or amanda.filipi@nebraska.gov
Each week and theme are listed below. Come to one, or come to all!
Tuesday January 12- Mammals
Tuesday January 19- Making Observations
Tuesday January 26- Owls
Tuesday February 2- Groundhogs
Tuesday February 9- Seeds
Tuesday February 16- Wintertime Fun
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop- Teaching with the Seasons @ Online-ZOOM
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This workshop requires pre-registration.  Participants must attend BOTH days of the workshop to receive materials: Tuesday February 2nd & Tuesday February 9th.

Using the high-quality, easy-to-use Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children guide, we will explore hand-picked activities to engage early learners in the changing seasons.
Who should attend?
Educators, after school program leaders & in-home daycare providers who work with children 3 through 7 years of age.
Participants will receive:
Growing Up WILD- an educational activity guide with 21 lesson plans and 3 hours of of approved in-service.
This is a two day workshop:
Tuesday, February 2 & 9, 2021
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

For questions: email Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov

 

Feb
4
Thu
Science of…Mosses & Lichens @ Online-ZOOM
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

I guarantee you will lichen this episode.  Okay, I promise the information will be better than the jokes.  Moss and lichen are some of the most interesting pieces of nature, but very little is known about them.  They come in many colors, shapes, and sizes, but what are they actually?  They can be mostly drab in color until they are moist, and then BOOM colors.  Why does that happen?  Where can they be found?  Are they a fungus?  What is their purpose?  Join us and find out!

This event is FREE, but requires pre-registration: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuf-iprzkvG9EKo37wWYxA8M6bdkgyDzfT

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

Unable to attend a live event?  Each virtual webinar will be recorded and posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks YouTube Education Channel, here you can watch past recording of the Science of as well!

Please contact Monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with questions or for more information.  You can also check out the events on the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Facebook Page and the Nebraska Project WILD Facebook page.

Feb
6
Sat
Shed Hunting @ Online - Facebook Live
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us LIVE on Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Nebraska’s Facebook Page for our Snowy Saturday Series. This week we explore Shed Hunting.

Shed hunting gives a new excuse to be outdoors, exercising and experiencing the woods. “Shed hunting” means searching for deer antlers that naturally fall off after the rut in late winter, around February and March in most places. Learn where to hunt for sheds, when to find antlers and helpful techniques. Our presenter will tell us how she trains her dog to hunt sheds.

Find event details at facebook.com/BOWNebraska

Feb
9
Tue
Pre-K Nature Tails Program @ Online-ZOOM
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Gather your little ducklings, tadpoles, and bookworms for Nebraska Game and Parks’ new pre-k virtual nature program- Nature Tails!
Every Tuesday at 10am (Central Time) our outdoor educators from across the state will be reading a nature-themed children’s book in collaboration with the theme that week via ZOOM. After a short book there will be a quick activity for kiddos and families to participate in.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.
**Can’t make it one week? Don’t worry about missing out. All the videos will be recorded and uploaded so your little cubs can watch whenever they want.
No registration is required for these events. Simply use this link to login: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/j/93225010607…
The same link will be used for each event.
Questions? Email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov, or amanda.filipi@nebraska.gov
Each week and theme are listed below. Come to one, or come to all!
Tuesday January 12- Mammals
Tuesday January 19- Making Observations
Tuesday January 26- Owls
Tuesday February 2- Groundhogs
Tuesday February 9- Seeds
Tuesday February 16- Wintertime Fun
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