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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.

Feb
18
Thu
Science of…Wetlands @ Online-ZOOM
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nebraska’s wetland resources are as diverse and dynamic as those of any state in the nation.  They include marshes, lakes, river and stream backwaters, oxbows, wet meadows, fens forested swamps, and seep areas.  Some wetlands will hold water for only a few weeks out of the year, whereas others are wet year round.  Water chemistry also helps define our wetlands some are fresh, saline or acidic or basic.  These descriptions show the extremes of wetlands in Nebraska.  In this episode we will discover the definition of wetlands, how they function, what animals rely on wetlands and where wetlands can be found in the state of Nebraska.

This event is FREE, but requires pre-registration: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pfu6qrzsrHtBnhGfr59BumEqyKJEDb7lL

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

Unable to attend a live event?  Each virtual webinar will be recorded and posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks YouTube Education Channel, here you can watch past recording of the Science of as well!

Please contact Monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with questions or for more information.  You can also check out the events on the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Facebook Page and the Nebraska Project WILD Facebook page.

Feb
20
Sat
Pistol Matches-February @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
22
Mon
Winter Archery Leagues @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 22 all-day
Winter Firearm Leagues @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 22 all-day

Looking for a little direction for your range practice? Maybe a bit of challenge? Look no further!

All league courses of fire are untimed and each week’s score may be shot any time during the range’s open hours, Monday through Sunday. While weekly submissions are encouraged, the sole deadline is that all targets must be submitted by 3/21/21 at 6 pm (all targets must be shot at the Outdoor Education Center).

*New* Weekly skill builders from our range staff will be available to all looking to improve their scores.

Ages 10 and up. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Leagues run for 8 weeks, with scores recorded each week and a cumulative score for the series. Individual prizes will be awarded depending on number of entries (1 per 5) and based on an improvement formula (not high scores).

*New* Participants may choose to use their individual scores toward a team score. Teams consist of (up to) 4 shooters. Team members may be specified during registration, or participants may join a randomly assigned team. Each person participating in a team must check that option during registration. Team prizes will be awarded depending on number of entries (1 per 3) and based on cumulative high score.

Pick from these league options:

CENTERFIRE PISTOL

Shooters will provide their own handgun and ammunition. All centerfire pistols compete in the same division.

50 shots total on AP-1 target (23″ X 35″)

RIMFIRE PISTOL

Shooters will provide their own handgun. Shooters have the option of bringing their own ammo or selecting to use range ammo. All rimfire pistols compete in the same division.

50 shots total on B-33 target

RIMFIRE RIFLE

Shooters will provide their own rifle. Shooters have the option of bringing their own ammo or selecting to use range ammo. All rimfire rifles compete in the same division.

50 shots total on B-50-5 (buffalo) target, offhand/standing position

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For each league, fee is $60 (20% discount available for annual pass holders). Team fee is $5. Rimfire range ammo is $30.

Invasive Species 101 Webinar @ Online-ZOOM
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

What are invasive species? Why are they an issue? What invasive species are in Nebraska? All these questions and more will be covered in this introductory webinar to Nebraska invasive species for kicking off National Invasive Species Awareness Week  February 22-26, 2021.

February 22-26, 2021 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW).

To bring light to invasive species in our state the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Invasive Species Program are co-hosting a series of short webinars this week.

Each day at 10am CST there will be a new webinar focusing on a different aspect of invasive species.

Each webinar is FREE to attend, but does require pre-registration through ZOOM.

Use this link to register:
https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/…/tJUld-6vrD0pGNBPz…

Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to login on the selected date and time.

Can’t attend the webinar live at 10am? Don’t worry, we have you covered. These webinars will be posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks Education YouTube Channel after they appear live.

Below is the list of daily webinars:

February 22- Invasive Species 101
February 23- Invasive Plants
February 24- Invasive Wildlife
February 25- Invasive Aquatics
February 26- Invasive Insects

For questions email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov

Feb
23
Tue
Invasive Plants Webinar @ Online-ZOOM
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Garlic mustard, eastern red cedar, and kudzu are just a few of the established invasive plant species here in Nebraska. In this week’s second webinar for National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) we will be discussing some priority plant species that are considered invasive. How can we stop their spread? What do you do if you have them on your property? Join us and find out!

February 22-26, 2021 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW).

To bring light to invasive species in our state the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Invasive Species Program are co-hosting a series of short webinars this week.

Each day at 10am CST there will be a new webinar focusing on a different aspect of invasive species.

Each webinar is FREE to attend, but does require pre-registration through ZOOM.
Use this link to register:https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/…/tJYpceCtrT0pGtL…

Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to login on the selected date and time.

Can’t attend the webinar live at 10am? Don’t worry, we have you covered. These webinars will be posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks Education YouTube Channel after they appear live.

Below is the list of daily webinars:

February 22- Invasive Species 101
February 23- Invasive Plants
February 24- Invasive Wildlife
February 25- Invasive Aquatics
February 26- Invasive Insects

Foe questions email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov

Project WILD Educator Workshop @ Online-ZOOM
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop requires pre-registration.  Workshop participants MUST attend both days of the workshop: February 16 & February 23.

Want to learn more about Environmental Education in Nebraska? Project WILD will help teach lessons about life cycles, habitats, wildlife populations, biodiversity and much more. Come learn new skills and ways to implement activities into your classroom.
The updated curriculum builds upon changing wildlife conservations needs and advances in instructional methodology in Pre-k through 12th grade education. With new content in every activity including outdoor learning opportunities, STEM extensions as well as career connections.
FREE!!!
Participants Receive:
Project WILD Curriculum & Activity Guides
Supplemental educational resources
Knowledge & skills to teach about wildlife and conservation
For questions email: Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov
Feb
24
Wed
Invasive Wildlife & Pathogens Webinar @ Online-ZOOM
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Animals like European starlings, house sparrows and Eurasian Collared-doves might not seem like a big deal, however, they can be if they get out of hand! In this week’s third webinar for National Invasive Species Awareness Week we will be talking all about the invasive wildlife that have established themselves in Nebraska. These animals have had huge impacts on native wildlife. So- how do we get rid of them? And how do we slow their spread?

February 22-26, 2021 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW).

To bring light to invasive species in our state the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Invasive Species Program are co-hosting a series of short webinars this week.

Each day at 10am CST there will be a new webinar focusing on a different aspect of invasive species.

Each webinar is FREE to attend, but does require pre-registration through ZOOM.
Use this link to

register: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/…/tJUpde6tqTwoHNCeSsFZ8…

Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to login on the selected date and time.

Can’t attend the webinar live at 10am? Don’t worry, we have you covered. These webinars will be posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks Education YouTube Channel after they appear live.

Below is the list of daily webinars:

February 22- Invasive Species 101
February 23- Invasive Plants
February 24- Invasive Wildlife
February 25- Invasive Aquatics
February 26- Invasive Insects

For questions email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov

Feb
25
Thu
Invasive Aquatic Species Webinar @ Online-ZOOM
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Zebra mussels and silver carp are some of the most well known invasive species here in Nebraska. But, what about others such as the Chinese Mysterysnail, or the Asian Clam? In this fourth webinar for National Invasive Species Awareness Week we will explore the science behind some of the invasive species lurking just below the water’s surface.

February 22-26, 2021 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW).

To bring light to invasive species in our state the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Invasive Species Program are co-hosting a series of short webinars this week.

Each day at 10am CST there will be a new webinar focusing on a different aspect of invasive species.

Each webinar is FREE to attend, but does require pre-registration through ZOOM.
Use this link to register:
https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/…/tJ0vdeyvqTgqH9Cid01fT…

Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to login on the selected date and time.

Can’t attend the webinar live at 10am? Don’t worry, we have you covered. These webinars will be posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks Education YouTube Channel after they appear live.

Below is the list of daily webinars:

February 22- Invasive Species 101
February 23- Invasive Plants
February 24- Invasive Wildlife
February 25- Invasive Aquatics
February 26- Invasive Insects

For questions email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov

Feb
26
Fri
Invasive Insects Webinar @ Online-ZOOM
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Besides plants, insects may have the largest diversity in the invasive species world. They can travel from all over the world and land just about anywhere. In this fifth and last webinar for National Invasive Species Awareness Week webinar we will talk about some of the high priority insects have have been wreaking havoc in Nebraska. This includes the Emerald Ash Borer, Japanese beetle, and the Asian Jumping worm.

February 22-26, 2021 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW).

To bring light to invasive species in our state the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Invasive Species Program are co-hosting a series of short webinars this week.

Each day at 10am CST there will be a new webinar focusing on a different aspect of invasive species.

Each webinar is FREE to attend, but does require pre-registration through ZOOM.
Use this link to register:
https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/…/tJwtc-6rrj4iGtf1NXKm…

Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to login on the selected date and time.

Can’t attend the webinar live at 10am? Don’t worry, we have you covered. These webinars will be posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks Education YouTube Channel after they appear live.

Below is the list of daily webinars:

February 22- Invasive Species 101
February 23- Invasive Plants
February 24- Invasive Wildlife
February 25- Invasive Aquatics
February 26- Invasive Insects

For questions email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov

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