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Mar
26
Thu
Archery 3 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 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

Mar
27
Fri
Archery 2 – JOAD (Compound) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Mar 27 @ 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)

FIRST SHOTS Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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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.

(Students age 18 and under MUST be accompanied by legal parent/guardian.)

Mar
28
Sat
Learn to Mushroom Hunt @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 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.

Try Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to see what archery is all about? Never held a bow before? Not sure where to begin?

Try Archery is your place to start!

This easy-going program covers basic range rules and procedures, along with starter techniques. Participants get to fling arrows on their very first visit! And whether archery turns out to be your thing or not, students walk away with the ability to be safe and have fun wherever adventure takes them next.

All equipment provided. Open to both kids (8 and up) and adults – ideal for families.

Looking to take the next step in this family-friendly lifelong sport? Be sure to check out our Explore Archery classes!

Mar
31
Tue
Beyond BOW – Archery Series @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursdays in March, ladies can attend an evening archery series. Each week will feature a lesson and time on the archery range practicing with a bow.

The sessions will be taught at an indoor archery facility and space is limited to 20 people per week.

Choose from an intro or intermediate session level, depending on your comfort with the material.

Lessons are scheduled 6:30-8 pm.

$40/participant, ages 16+

All equipment is provided, but if you have your own you are welcome to bring it.

Apr
2
Thu
Explore Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 2 @ 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.

Apr
3
Fri
Explore Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 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.

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.

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