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Apr
4
Sat
Beyond BOW – Outdoor Survival Skills @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learning how to prepare for adventures (expected or unexpected) without modern conveniences is a worthy challenge. This class will show you a few essential skills that can come in handy when something doesn’t go according to plan, or if you are looking to add a little “wild” to your next camping trip.

Techniques covered in this class come in handy for single day outdoor trips, more extended hiking excursions, and travel emergencies.

Topics covered include essential tool kits, fire building, water resources, nutrition, hypothermia, and basic first aid supplies. Each student will receive a basic survival kit.

Portions of the class may take place outside, please dress for the weather. No prior experience needed! Instructed by Ross Young. $10/participant.

Apr
6
Mon
Beyond BOW – After the Harvest Turkey Processing Workshop @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

So you have harvested a turkey. Now you need to know how to prepare it for the table and make fan display!

This workshop will walk you through the steps of cleaning and removing the meat from a wild turkey. Class will also cover how to display a gobbler’s tail and beard. Learn helpful ideas for cooking wild turkey easier than you imagined, and lead to better tasting meals!

First 10 registered will receive a free game cleaning knife set sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

$10/participant

Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 6 @ 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)

Apr
7
Tue
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Special offer! If you are brand new to our Center Shot Academy JOAD program, call us at 402-471-6141 about our 20% registration discount just for you! (Only valid for the new Tuesday section.)

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)

Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 7 @ 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

Learn to Mushroom Hunt @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for this beginner’s class covering the basics of mushroom hunting, identification, and common mushrooms of Nebraska. After just one class, you could add this popular activity to your next outdoor adventure!

Instructed by local mushroom expert Tersh Kepler. Seats are limited and tend to go fast, so reserve your spot today.

Tersh Kepler has over 50 years of morel mushroom hunting experience and can teach the most successful techniques and tips to make any level hunter increase their yield in the woods. Tersh is also the founder of Morel Mushroom Supply, specializing in everything an avid morel hunter would need from special mesh morel carry bags to custom morel carvings, hiking sticks, and so much more. See more at www.morelmushroomsupply.com.

Apr
9
Thu
Explore Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 9 @ 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.

Archery 3 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 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

Archery Team – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Center Shot Archery Academy team members are focused on competing in their chosen sport and taking their abilities to the next level – locally and nationally. Team members have amazing opportunities as they travel, meet archers from other teams, and test their skills with various styles of tournaments. Parents/students must fill out an understanding of commitment form. Personal coaching and additional educational opportunities mean that students keep growing in proportion to the work they put in.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites:
– Archery 3
– Name at least seven steps of the NTS Shot Cycle
– Earn at least 5 pins (black pin) in any discipline
– Personal equipment
– Committed to compete
– 8 local tournaments
– 1 regional or national tournament

Apr
10
Fri
Archery 2 – (Compound) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 10 @ 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)

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