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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.

Dec
2
Wed
Hunting Happy Hour: Predator Hunting 101 @ Online
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cheers! Unravel the mystery, excitement and challenge of the hunt by joining Nebraska Game and Parks educators for an informal and interactive, virtual visit. This predator hunting Zoom-based get-together will give you the confidence and knowledge to seek out your own adventures this fall and beyond. Ideal for adults with little to zero experience, but interested in learning how. Attend one or several 60-minute Happy Hours from the comfort of your home or office.

Pre-registration is required! Register today at: http://outdoornebraska.gov/workshops/

Dec
9
Wed
Hunting Happy Hour: Late-Season Squirrel Hunting @ Online
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cheers! Unravel the mystery, excitement and challenge of the hunt by joining Nebraska Game and Parks educators for an informal and interactive, virtual visit. This squirrel hunting Zoom-based get-together will give you the confidence and knowledge to seek out your own adventures this fall and beyond. Ideal for adults with little to zero experience, but interested in learning how. Attend one or several 60-minute Happy Hours from the comfort of your home or office.

Pre-registration is required! Register today at: http://outdoornebraska.gov/workshops/

Dec
16
Wed
Hunting Happy Hour: Late-Season Waterfowl Hunting @ Online
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cheers! Unravel the mystery, excitement and challenge of the hunt by joining Nebraska Game and Parks educators for an informal and interactive, virtual visit. This waterfowl hunting Zoom-based get-together will give you the confidence and knowledge to seek out your own adventures this fall and beyond. Ideal for adults with little to zero experience, but interested in learning how. Attend one or several 60-minute Happy Hours from the comfort of your home or office.

Pre-registration is required! Register today at: http://outdoornebraska.gov/workshops/

Jan
12
Tue
Pre-K Nature Tails Program @ Online-ZOOM
Jan 12 @ 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 @ ZOOM-Online
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pre-registration for this workshop is required.  Registration is limited to 25 participants…register today!

https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocuuppzgrHtBXGXVuRR_op52WB2aIw_NT?fbclid=IwAR1lNPqW55O6cg8pbsYN8iR00AH_De_VNIeHngl6nzmwb2jjC8a8QzpzwNs

Would you like more resources, ideas, and inspiration to use nature as your
classroom?
Then join us for this FREE workshop where we will focus on engaging children in nature through discoveries and science!
Growing Up WILD…
is a high-quality, easy-to-use guide for all educators, after school
program leaders & in-home daycare providers who work with
children 3 through 7 years of age.
Growing Up WILD…
Involves social, emotional, physical & cognitive domains to help
foster learning in all areas.
Participants Receive
GROWING UP WILD – AN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY
GUIDE WITH 21 LESSON PLANS
2 HOURS OF APPROVED IN-SERVICE
Jan
19
Tue
Pre-K Nature Tails @ Online-ZOOM
Jan 19 @ 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
Birds & Books: Linking Science and Literature Educator Workshop @ ZOOM-Online
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pre-registration for this educator workshop is required: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIucOGvpzgiG9aeNbv7cWj96VBX4aLStB8w?fbclid=IwAR0dfi3WtY8J8E9ouPML0AyR7yx3fYGv4tXU8pK-4P4-9qcMfkFvUMyW-KQ

** Registration is limited to 25 participants…register today!

Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons. We will connect literature books with simple, long-term science investigations.
Workshop participants will receive:
– bird-related, science-focused lessons
– bird-related literature books
– Birds of Nebraska Field Guide
– 2 hours of approved in-service hours
For questions or more information email Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov
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
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

 

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