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Feb
22
Fri
Linking Literature & Science: Birds @ Ramada Inn & Conference Center
Feb 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This workshop requires pre-registration. To register email Lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov with your full name, email address, ages of children you work with, and affiliation.

This workshop is part of the Nebraska Literacy Conference held at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Kearney, NE.  For more information on the conference please visit this website: https://www.nereads.org

Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons using birds. We will connect literature books with simple, long-term science investigations. This workshop is specifically designed for preschool aged form and informal educators and daycare providers.

 

Archery 2 – JOAD (Compound) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Our Center Shot Archery Academy intermediate level class is open to students who have previously been enrolled at the intermediate level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites.

Lessons will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to shoot a compound bow in hunting, recreational, and competitive settings. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line. Students will receive their own copy of the National Training System (NTS) shot cycle, a stretch band, a string bow, and a finger sling.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites:
– Name at least four steps of the NTS Shot Cycle
– Earn at least 4 pins (white pin) in any discipline
– Personal compound equipment is required (equipment should be fitted to the individual in terms of draw weight and length before the first class)

Feb
24
Sun
Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Rod/Reel Repair And Restringing @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learn how to repair fishing equipment. We will provide the gear for all the practice you may want. Best time of year to get everything ready before the spring thaw.

This event is for women only. Age 18 and up.

Feb
25
Mon
Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Educator Workshop @ Creighton University
Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Pre-registration is required for this event.  To register email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, email, affiliation, and grades you work with.

**Participants must attend both days of this workshop- February 25th & February 27th from 1230-315pm (both days)

Both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD teach lessons such as life cycles, habitats, wildlife populations, biodiversity, land management, and human-wildlife interactions. Project WILD focuses on terrestrial habitats including prairie, forests, urban and farm land. Aquatic WILD focuses on aquatic habitats including rivers, lakes, oceans and wetlands.

In Nebraska, Project WILD workshops provide training for both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guides. Participants of Project WILD workshops can expect to learn not only content knowledge but also skills to implement activities into their setting. Workshops provide participants with both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guide.

Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This basic USA Archery class is open to students who are new to JOAD or who are still working to advance to Archery 2. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not required.

Our Center Shot Archery Academy course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with a focus on guiding each student in improvement at their own pace. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line. Archery 1 students have the opportunity to shoot for their green and purple pins during select class sessions. Over the course of the quarter, students will advance their scoring skills, learn about competition etiquette, and work to achieve the pins and techniques needed to advance to the next level.

No equipment is required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class.

If seats are listed as available, students may register and join the class at any time except the last 4 weeks of the quarter. Allowances may be made at the discretion of the instructor. Full price still applies.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites: None (Explore Archery recommended)

Feb
26
Tue
Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Educator Workshop @ University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Henzlik Hall
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am

Pre-registration for this workshop is required.  To register email Monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, email address, affiliation, and ages you work with.

**This workshop is two days (February 21 & 26) participants must attend both days to receive resources and curriculum guides.

Both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD teach lessons such as life cycles, habitats, wildlife populations, biodiversity, land management, and human-wildlife interactions. Project WILD focuses on terrestrial habitats including prairie, forests, urban and farm land. Aquatic WILD focuses on aquatic habitats including rivers, lakes, oceans and wetlands.

In Nebraska, Project WILD workshops provide training for both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guides. Participants of Project WILD workshops can expect to learn not only content knowledge but also skills to implement activities into their setting. Workshops provide participants with both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guide.

Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our Center Shot Archery Academy intermediate level class is open to students who have previously been enrolled at the intermediate level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites.

Lessons will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to shoot a bow in recreational and competitive settings. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line. Students will receive their own copy of the National Training System (NTS) shot cycle, a stretch band, a string bow, and a finger sling.

No personal equipment is required, but should start to be considered.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites:
– Name at least four steps of the NTS Shot Cycle
– Earn at least 4 pins (white pin) in any discipline

Feb
27
Wed
Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Educator Workshop @ Creighton University- Omaha
Feb 27 @ 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Pre-registration is required for this event.  To register email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, email, affiliation, and grades you work with.

**Participants must attend both days of this workshop- February 25th & February 27th from 1230-315pm (both days)

Both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD teach lessons such as life cycles, habitats, wildlife populations, biodiversity, land management, and human-wildlife interactions. Project WILD focuses on terrestrial habitats including prairie, forests, urban and farm land. Aquatic WILD focuses on aquatic habitats including rivers, lakes, oceans and wetlands.

In Nebraska, Project WILD workshops provide training for both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guides. Participants of Project WILD workshops can expect to learn not only content knowledge but also skills to implement activities into their setting. Workshops provide participants with both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guide.

Feb
28
Thu
Archery 3 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The advanced level class is open to students that have previously been enrolled at the team level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites.

This additional Center Shot Archery Academy class section offers high level coaching with educational opportunities outside of class, such as personalized equipment advice and individual coaching sessions. Students have the opportunity to continue to hone the skills needed to earn pins and work at an advanced competency level for either competition or recreation.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites:
– Name at least seven steps of the NTS Shot Cycle
– Earn at least 5 pins (black pin) in any discipline
– Personal equipment

Explore Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore Archery is a fun and perfect fit for beginners of any ability wanting to get started in the sport of archery.

If a student is fairly new to archery and looking for a full introductory program, Explore Archery has everything you need ? bows, arrows, and enthusiastic instructors! You’ll learn range safety, fundamentals of archery shooting, and parts of a bow and arrow – plus receive skill-building coaching and play exciting games.

Ages 8 and over.

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