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Nov
18
Mon
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 18 @ 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)

Nov
19
Tue
Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 19 @ 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

Birds & Books Educator Workshop @ Atkinson Community Center
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event requires pre-registation.  To register email Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, ages of children you work with, and phone number.  This workshop is limited to 20 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.

Who should attend?– this workshop is designed for preschool- aged through 2nd grade formal and informal educators and day care providers.

Workshops participants will receive:

  • bird related science- focused lessons
  • bird related literature books
  • Bird of Nebraska Field Guide
  • 3 hours of approved in-service hours

 

 

Nov
21
Thu
Explore Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 21 @ 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.

Natural Math Educator Workshop @ Pioneers Park Nature Center
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop is geared towards K-4th grade formal and informal educators.

This workshop requires a pre-registration.  To register please email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, grades you work with, subjects taught and phone number.

Mathematics exists all around us in the natural world. It is our task to bring our children’s attention to the data and help them see the world around them in a mathematical way.

Although often “appearing more” in nature during early childhood, observing, counting, measuring, collecting data, comparing, and classifying objects are all mathematical concepts that are needed and used throughout middle school, high school, college, and into adulthood.

Throughout this workshop we will focus on using nature to teach math concepts such as symmetry, patterns, counting, observations, and the Fibonacci sequence.  This workshop is geared towards grades K-4.  All workshop participants will receive literature books and age appropriate activities associated with teaching math in the natural world.

Nov
22
Fri
Archery 2 – JOAD (Compound) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 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)

Nov
23
Sat
FIRST SHOTS Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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!

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 50% off their next handgun class at the Outdoor Education Center. Preregistration required.

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

Nov
25
Mon
Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Educator Workshop @ University of Nebraska Lincoln- Henzlik Hall
Nov 25 @ 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm

This event requires pre-registration.  To register email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, phone number and ages of students you work with.

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.

Each participant will receive both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD K-12 curriculum guide upon completion of the workshop.

Nov
30
Sat
Try Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to see what archery is all about? Never held a bow before? Not sure where to begin?

Try Archery is your place to start!

This easy-going program covers basic range rules and procedures, along with simple form. Students get to fling arrows on their very first session! And whether archery turns out to be your thing or not, students walk away with the ability to be safe and have fun wherever adventure takes them next.

All equipment provided. Open to both kids (8 and up) and adults – ideal for families.

Looking to take the next step in this family-friendly lifelong sport? Be sure to check out our Explore Archery classes!

Dec
2
Mon
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 2 @ 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)

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