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Jan
15
Tue
Birds & Books: Linking Literature & Science @ Elkhorn Valley Museum
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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.

Workshop participants will receive:

bird-related science-focused lessons, bird related literature books, birds of Nebraska Field Guide, a bird feeder

Jan
29
Tue
Insect Investigations Educator Workshop @ Elkhorn Valley Museum
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Come and investigate what kids really want to know about insects and how you can incorporate these small creatures into your classroom or afterschool program.

Participants will receive:

  • background information on basic insect anatomy and life cycles
  • how to catch and care for classroom touchable insects
  • hands-on supplemental activities
  • the Buzz Into Action Curriculum guide
  • FREE door prizes

 

Feb
2
Sat
Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Winter Wildlife Tracking @ Nebraska Outdoor Education Center
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn to identify, interpret and follow tracks and signs of wildlife. Tracking wildlife enhances the outdoor experience, is a valuable tool for wilderness survival, and can be used to contribute to wildlife research and conservation.

This event is for women only. Age: 14 and up.

Feb
6
Wed
Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Rod/Reel Repair And Restringing @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 6 @ 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
19
Tue
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Elkhorn Valley Museum
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Pre-registration is required for this event.  To register email Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, email address, affiliation, and ages of children you work with.

Growing up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive attitudes and behaviors about nature and life-long social and academic skills. This award-winning early childhood curriculum guide is for educators of children ages 3-7. The guide builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature by providing age appropriate, interdisciplinary lessons. Each thematic lesson includes multiple activities which teach math, reading, letter recognition, science, social studies as well as social-emotional skills.

Feb
23
Sat
Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Rod/Reel Repair And Restringing @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 23 @ 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.

Mar
24
Sun
Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Rod/Reel Repair And Restringing @ Mormon Island State Recreation Area
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

Apr
25
Thu
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Concordia University- Seward
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

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

Growing up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive attitudes and behaviors about nature and life-long social and academic skills. This award-winning early childhood curriculum guide is for educators of children ages 3-7. The guide builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature by providing age appropriate, interdisciplinary lessons. Each thematic lesson includes multiple activities which teach math, reading, letter recognition, science, social studies as well as social-emotional skills.

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