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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.

Aug
22
Sat
Ladies Day at the Range-Steel Plate Challenge @ Weeping Water Gun Club
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is concerned for its citizen’s health and safety. The following measures will be in place for this event; Participants should bring their own personal eye & ear protection. We will have eye and ear protection, new in package, on hand for a small fee. Staff and volunteers will wear cloth masks and gloves when handling firearms. Staff, volunteers and participants will maintain a 6 foot distance from other participants and other participants not in family/friend groups. Participants must bring their own firearms and ammo .22 LR ONLY (handgun or rifle)

Sep
3
Thu
The Science of Animal Headgear @ online
Sep 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The word headgear definitely does not ooze a sexy persona, but when it comes to animals and their “headgear” this may mean the difference between getting a mate, surviving, or even thriving in their environment.  Many animals in Nebraska have extensions on their head that can be adaptations used to help them in their environment.  Through this virtual event we will discuss different animals in Nebraska and the “headgear” they are sporting, this will include, but not be limited to antlers and horns, crests and crowns, antennae, feathery gills, etc.

This event is free however, pre-registration is required.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with more information for the event. Then on the day and time of the event, use this link and the password from your email to join us!

Sep
5
Sat
Living History @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Sep 5 all-day

Join us for Living History at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park!

Park entry permit required.

Sep
6
Sun
Living History @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Sep 6 all-day

Join us for Living History at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park!

Park entry permit required.

Weigand Marina Parade of Lights-2020 @ Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join us at Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area for the 2nd Annual Weigand Marina Parade of Lights.  This years theme is “Pirate”.  If you don’t have a boat to register, bring your lawn chairs and blankets while practicing social distancing.

For complete information on the route of parade, download Lighted Boat Parade Route

To register for the Boat Parade of Lights, download the registration form: Registration Form

For more Information and Instructions, download Information

A Park Entry Permit is required.

Sep
10
Thu
The Science of Fossorial Animals @ Online
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s dark, it’s dirty, it’s quiet, it’s underground.  Animals that are adapted to living underground are known as fossorial animals.  These animals that live underground fulfill a niche in their environment increasing their chances of survival.  To live in the harsh, dark life underground animals have many physiological adaptations such as bad eyesight, small or no ears, claws and special skeletal adaptations.   In this webinar we will learn what fossorial animals live in Nebraska and how they have physically and behaviorally adapted to living in this interesting environment.

This event is free but requires pre-registration.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with more information for the event. Then on the day and time of the event, use this link and the password from your email to join us!

Sep
12
Sat
Explore Hunting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Interested in connecting with the outdoors through hunting, but not sure how to get started? This class is for you! Our nine-week course is designed for beginners of all types – students do not need to have previous experience with archery or firearms.
Enhance your encounters with the outdoors by learning the basic skills used to get close to wildlife and interact with the natural world. Explore animal identification, behavior, calls, and tracking, plus scouting, outdoor preparedness, and ageless tricks to blend with the environment. Discover how hunting fits in to conservation efforts across the nation.
Stay safe by practicing with tree stands/safety harnesses and learning basic firearm and archery safety. Gain hands-on marksmanship experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms on our indoor ranges. By taking this class, students will have the foundation to successfully plan and conduct a hunt, as well as learn what to do after the shot.
Students will be able to earn their Firearm Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Course certificates through this class.
Ages 11 and over.
Students will be outside for potions of the class. We recommend that participants bring (labeled) personal sunscreen, bug spray, hat/sunglasses, and water. Students may bring their own compound bow if they have one.

Bird Hike @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am

Enjoy Free Park Day by joining us for a guided bird hike! Pre-register by calling the Nature Center at 308-436-3777. Space is limited.

 

Park entry permit required.

Fishing To Go! @ Schramm Education Center
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

With admission to Schramm Education Center, guests will receive a “Fishing To Go Activities” kit which includes an activity page, Common Fishes of Nebraska booklet, knot tying instructions, para cord for practice and more. While supplies last, there will be fishing related posters, coloring pages and bookmarks available, too. Schramm Education Center is currently open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily with modified exhibits and reduced pricing. We ask that guests socially distance and wear a mask in the facility.

Explore Hunting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Sep 12 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Interested in connecting with the outdoors through hunting, but not sure how to get started? This class is for you! Our nine-week course is designed for beginners of all types – students do not need to have previous experience with archery or firearms.
Enhance your encounters with the outdoors by learning the basic skills used to get close to wildlife and interact with the natural world. Explore animal identification, behavior, calls, and tracking, plus scouting, outdoor preparedness, and ageless tricks to blend with the environment. Discover how hunting fits in to conservation efforts across the nation.
Stay safe by practicing with tree stands/safety harnesses and learning basic firearm and archery safety. Gain hands-on marksmanship experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms on our indoor ranges. By taking this class, students will have the foundation to successfully plan and conduct a hunt, as well as learn what to do after the shot.
Students will be able to earn their Firearm Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Course certificates through this class.
Ages 11 and over.
Students will be outside for potions of the class. We recommend that participants bring (labeled) personal sunscreen, bug spray, hat/sunglasses, and water. Students may bring their own compound bow if they have one.

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