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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.

Mar
9
Tue
Pre-K Nature Tails Program @ Online-ZOOM
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 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/99354189353
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 March 9- Dinosaurs
Tuesday March 16-St. Patrick’s Day
Tuesday March 23- Weather
Tuesday March 30-Worms
Tuesday April 6- Prairies
Tuesday April 13- Seeds

Mar
11
Thu
The Wilderness Warriors- Theodore Roosevelt and the Women of Conservation @ Online-ZOOM
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Wilderness Warriors – Theodore Roosevelt and the Women of Conservation
The preservation of natural resources has been an American idea since the creation of the first national park in 1872. Theodore Roosevelt brought his love and training as a naturalist to the forefront in his role as President, saving over 230 million acres of land for public enjoyment including nature reserves and public hunting lands. He did not act alone, as he was influenced by the many women who took their love of birds, hunting, wilderness, and preservation as their calling. You’ll learn his story and the influential women who changed our American landscape for the better and bring it into today and how your efforts continue to leave a lasting legacy to future generations.

Theodore Roosevelt’s face graces Mount Rushmore because of his important legacy of conversation and leadership. While he is long gone, his spirit continues to drive a conservation movement throughout America. Today, Adam Lindquist, a living history performer, and Roosevelt look-alike travels the country to educate people as the great man himself. His work includes programs for schools, colleges, states, and many National Parks. It also includes meetings with congress and the Secretary of the Interior to promote the expansion of our National Parks and Monuments. In a usual year, over 125,000+ people hear his motivating message of why America is and needs to continue to be the world leader in conservation. He has been a popular speaker for Nebraska Games and Parks since 2015.

This event is FREE, but does require pre-registration: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpd-CqqTIvGNFkzOhcrCXs4rBLJwX71FPQ

Mar
16
Tue
Pre-K Nature Tails Program @ Online-ZOOM
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 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/99354189353
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 March 9- Dinosaurs
Tuesday March 16-St. Patrick’s Day
Tuesday March 23- Weather
Tuesday March 30-Worms
Tuesday April 6- Prairies
Tuesday April 13- Seeds

Mar
17
Wed
Conservation Career Chat- Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager @ Online-ZOOM
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We’ve all heard the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Many times the answer is a doctor, a lawyer, a firefighter, or even an NBA superstar. Well, what about a web designer? Or a conservation officer? Or a fisheries biologist? Many times you don’t hear those careers be mentioned, but they are out there, and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is one of the places that houses all these amazing jobs! So, if you’re interested in learning about new careers join us in our monthly Conservation Career Chat.
Ever wondered what a day in the life of a conservation officer is really like? Or, what field equipment our zoologist uses to track tiger beetles? How about how many miles our public information officers hike to get photos for a NEBRASKAland story? Well, wonder no more! Join us on the third Wednesday of each month at 10am (CST) as we highlight 12 different careers within the Game and Parks realm. These live interviews will be conducted via ZOOM and each month we will focus on a different career within the agency. Here, students and the public will be encouraged to ask questions relating to the career field, during the live interview. Presenters will also be showcasing photos, props and new information on their daily life in their job. There may even be a few live ambassadors joining us…who knows?
Each Conservation Career Chat event is FREE to attend, however, each month will have a different ZOOM link to log on. Can’t attend live? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Each interview will be recorded and placed on our Nebraska Game and Parks Education YouTube Channel for viewing at a later time.
Use this link to login on the day and time of the event: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/j/97763114454?pwd=VzlabjBaMzBLZG9tdDZkZmFEK3pXdz09
Below is the scheduled Conservation Career Chat dates, times and themes. For questions please email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov.
Wednesday January 20; 10am (CST) – Outdoor Education Specialist
Wednesday February 17; 10am (CST) – Zoologist
Wednesday March 17; 10am (CST) – Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager
Wednesday April 21; 10am (CST) – Conservation Officer
Wednesday May 19; 10am (CST) – Public Relations Manager
Wednesday June 16; 10am (CST) – Fisheries Outreach Program Manager
Wednesday July 21; 10am (CST) – Public Information Officer/NEBRASKAland Photographer
Wednesday August 18; 10am (CST) – Private Lands Biologist
Wednesday September 15; 10am (CST) – Recreation Planner
Wednesday October 20; 10am (CST) – Nebraska Natural Legacy Biologist
Wednesday November 17; 10am (CST) – Park Superintendent
Wednesday December 15; 10am (CST) – Carnivore Program Manager
Mar
18
Thu
Women & Birds of Nebraska @ Online-ZOOM
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies as we celebrate the first annual Nebraska Outdoor Women’s month in March. Women & Birds of Nebraska will be honoring two Nebraska women who have had significant impacts in Nebraska bird conservation, Mary Bomberger Brown and Marian Langan. We will highlight each of these women’s lives with a panel of family, friends, researchers and coworkers who knew Mary and Marian. The webinar will focus on their impact on birds in Nebraska, sharing the legacy they left for women in science and reminiscing on memories.
This webinar is FREE to attend, but does require pre-registration through Zoom: https://zoom.us/…/tJctfuCvqj8uH9UGB4pcdpgLiSssC_2MM4yk
Mary Bomberger Brown (1957-2019) was a former associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Tern and Plover program coordinator. She has also researched marsh birds and the impacts of wind energy on greater prairie chickens. Additionally, she supported education through the Platte River Time Lapse project, providing educational resources to teachers, giving sandhill crane tours, and supporting an Lincoln after school club. She also advised the launch of UNL’s School of Natural Resources as a chapter of the Association of Women in Science.
Marian Langan (1962-2017) was the former director of Audubon Nebraska and first director of Spring Creek Prairie, southeast of Lincoln. She was a fierce advocate for conservation, especially tallgrass prairies, and providing inquiry-based nature education. She built diverse coalitions to support projects and launched unique programs to educate kids about the outdoors, which invited her to the White House Summit on Environmental Education. She also helped develop and grow Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary near Gibbon to an internationally recognized birding site.
If you have any questions, please contact Delanie Bruce, Nebraska Wildlife Education Coordinator, at delanie.bruce@birdconservancy.org
Mar
23
Tue
Pre-K Nature Tails Program @ Online-ZOOM
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 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/99354189353
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 March 9- Dinosaurs
Tuesday March 16-St. Patrick’s Day
Tuesday March 23- Weather
Tuesday March 30-Worms
Tuesday April 6- Prairies
Tuesday April 13- Seeds

Mar
25
Thu
Women in the Field: Career Panel @ Online-ZOOM
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us in this FREE event in participation with Nebraska Outdoor Women’s Month, or NOW.

In this virtual career panel we will be highlighting different women in the conservation field.  Here, they will discuss their successes, challenges, failures, and their job duties.  The public is encouraged to ask questions and participate in this fun event talking about women in the conservation field in Nebraska.

This event is free, but does require pre-registration: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvceGprz8qHNAUHRxUDgKTb_xWDGDr6fBU

 

Mar
30
Tue
Pre-K Nature Tails Program @ Online-ZOOM
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 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/99354189353
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 March 9- Dinosaurs
Tuesday March 16-St. Patrick’s Day
Tuesday March 23- Weather
Tuesday March 30-Worms
Tuesday April 6- Prairies
Tuesday April 13- Seeds

Apr
6
Tue
Pre-K Nature Tails Program @ Online-ZOOM
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 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/99354189353
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 March 9- Dinosaurs
Tuesday March 16-St. Patrick’s Day
Tuesday March 23- Weather
Tuesday March 30-Worms
Tuesday April 6- Prairies
Tuesday April 13- Seeds

Apr
13
Tue
Pre-K Nature Tails Program @ Online-ZOOM
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 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/99354189353
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 March 9- Dinosaurs
Tuesday March 16-St. Patrick’s Day
Tuesday March 23- Weather
Tuesday March 30-Worms
Tuesday April 6- Prairies
Tuesday April 13- Seeds

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