Rimfire Pistol League (Late Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Join us for this popular league for pistol enthusiasts of all skill levels. Pick from optical (red dot/scope) or metallic sight divisions, depending on your equipment.

Scores for each evening and a cumulative score for the 8 week series offer plenty of opportunity to get in on the action.

Course of fire: Target B-33, 50 rounds total in 15 minutes. Start at 5 yards – 15 rounds; 15 yards – 20 rounds; 25 yards – 15 rounds.

Minors ages 12-18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Shooters provide their own .22 pistol and ammunition.

Participants may arrive and start any time between 5-7:15 pm.


Rimfire Rifle League (Late Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

This rifle shooting league will be fun and exciting for shooters of all ages and skill levels. There will be scoped and iron sight divisions. Shooters will provide their own .22 rifle and ammunition.

This league runs for 8 weeks, with scores for each evening and a cumulative score for the series.

Participants may arrive and start any time between 5:00-7:15 p.m.

Ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.


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 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.

Fall NASP League @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Just because you are picking up your homework again this fall doesn’t mean you have to put down your bow. Join us for NASP league and you can practice every week… for prizes!

If you were a member of a public, private, parochial, or homeschool program during the 2018-2019 school year, or are planning on joining this year, sign up for this league and compete from September to November. Prizes include archery gear, arrows, and possibly a bow or two.

Don’t have any experience with the National Archery in the Schools Program? You can still join by first getting up to speed with our one-session Introduction to NASP class September 10 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday line meets 5:15-6:15 pm

Friday line meets 4-5 pm

This league is listed as meeting twice per week. Participants select one regular day to attend and can do make-ups as needed during the alternate day. No make-ups are permitted during other times – league must be shot during scheduled times. Make up rounds may be completed PRIOR to or during the missed week only.

Students may join after league rounds have begun, however the registration fee cannot be prorated and make-ups aren’t permitted for missed weeks.

Bows and arrows available for those without access to their own gear.

One Mathews Genesis bow will be awarded by drawing for every 20 participants!

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.

– 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)

Naturalist Activities @ Ponca State Park
Nov 23 all-day

11:30 am Critter Corner— Critter Corner is a very popular program for all ages. This program provides a snapshot of the wildlife found along the Missouri River. Participants will be able to see and touch live critters, furs, feathers, shells, and skulls. Meet at the Resource and Education Center. Free.

1:30 pm Fall Leaves and Watercolors— The seasons change and the leaves drop, but that doesn’t mean that fall has to be a flop! Jump on over to the Resource and Education Center to explore how colors change and why, then blend your very own fall leaves. Meet at the Resource and Education Center. Cost is $1 per craft. Limited to 25 people. 

3:00 pm Pop a Pinecone— What is a pinecone? What is so special about them? What can eat them and what types of trees do they come from? Explore the answers to these while experimenting with pinecones. Learn how to ‘pop’ a pinecone too! Meet at the Resource and Education Center. Free.

Download event flyer: 11-23

Park entry permit required.

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.

Enchant @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Visit Ash Hollow State Historical Park for an unique and enchanting experience! Each Saturday and Sunday in November from noon to 5pm visit the museum at Ash Hollow for a high end vintage clothing exhibit featuring hand bead work and embroidery. This interactive, hands-on presentation invites guests to touch and feel the craftsmanship of garments from the 1880s through the 1980s. The event wraps up on December 1st from 4pm -7pm with a fashion show along with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets are $5 at the door.

Park entry permit required.

UNL Archery Indoor 3-D Target Tournament @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UNL Archery Club invites you to participate in this fun indoor shoot to support the club’s Competitive Team!

Saturday, November 23, 2019 join us in testing our abilities with 20 life-size 3-D targets in a variety of shooting scenarios set at varying distances. All are welcome!

This event is open to the public as well as competitive archers.

Students: $10
Adults: $15
Family: $45 (maximum of 2 adults and dependent children)

Event details:
-20 Targets (2 arrows per target); maximum distance 40 yards
-Compound and recurve bows invited
-Rental equipment available $2.50 per person
-Medals awarded for top 3 youth (17 & under) and prizes for top 3 adults (18 & up)
-IBO Rules will be used for guidance and scoring

First arrows downrange at 2 pm, continuous line – final start time is 5:30 pm.

Register before 8 am on Friday, November 22 to be entered in a drawing for an Individual Annual Pass. Prizes awarded for top three scorers.

(College students are defined as students currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Elementary through high school aged participants are considered students.)