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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.

Jun
9
Sat
Becoming an Outdoors Family Louisville SRA & Platte River State Park @ Louisville State Recreation Area
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – Jun 10 @ 2:30 pm
Becoming an Outdoors Family Louisville SRA & Platte River State Park @ Louisville State Recreation Area

Join us for a Becoming an Outdoor Family (BOF) Camp at Louisville State Recreation Area & Platte River State Park, NE. NGPC’s BOF camp is designed for new and novice campers who are looking to get started camping but need a bit of encouragement.  During the weekend families will stay in a tent (we will provide a tent if you need one) and experience a variety of outdoor fun. Kayaking, fishing,  archery and shooting sports, outdoor cooking over a campfire, Dutch ovens and Can cookers. That’s not all! Families will also explore the outdoors learning about nature, wildlife, aquatic life and the flora and fauna of the Platte Valley. Registration form can be found at the website outdoornebraska.gov/bof/

 

Jun
29
Fri
Dutch Oven Cooking Class @ Louisville State Recreation Area
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn how to cook using Dutch Ovens outdoors. Dutch Ovens make it easy to enjoy a tasty outdoor meal just like in the old days. Instructors with share how to season, maintain temperature, cook with, basic tools, clean and store dutch ovens. You will be amazed how just a few simple ingredients can make a filling meal for the whole family to enjoy.

Print off flyer and mail in to register.

Aug
3
Fri
Becoming an Outdoors Family Ponca State Park @ Ponca State Park
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 5 @ 8:00 am
Becoming an Outdoors Family Ponca State Park @ Ponca State Park

Join us for a Becoming an Outdoor Family (BOF) Camp at Ponca State Park, Ponca, NE. NGPC’s BOF camp is designed for new and novice campers who are looking to get started camping but need a bit of encouragement.  During the weekend families will stay in a tent (we will provide a tent if you need one) and experience a variety of outdoor fun. Kayaking, fishing,  archery and shooting sports, outdoor cooking over a campfire, Dutch ovens and Can cookers. That’s not all! Families will also explore the outdoors learning about nature, wildlife, aquatic life and the flora and fauna of the Platte Valley. Registration form can be found at the website outdoornebraska.gov/bof/

 

Jun
11
Tue
Nebraska Adventures Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jun 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Designed for fledgling outdoors enthusiasts, the Nebraska Adventures Camp is a way to explore the state without the gas mileage. Campers will develop an appreciation of the natural world by exploring different regions – the wildlife, landscapes, and unique adventures only found in Nebraska.

Preparing them for future excursions, campers will learn how to put up tents, build campfires, cook outdoors, take photos, explore the wild, and play outdoor games. Practical safe skills with slingshots, bows, atlatl, and rifles are included.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jun
12
Wed
Nebraska Adventures Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Designed for fledgling outdoors enthusiasts, the Nebraska Adventures Camp is a way to explore the state without the gas mileage. Campers will develop an appreciation of the natural world by exploring different regions – the wildlife, landscapes, and unique adventures only found in Nebraska.

Preparing them for future excursions, campers will learn how to put up tents, build campfires, cook outdoors, take photos, explore the wild, and play outdoor games. Practical safe skills with slingshots, bows, atlatl, and rifles are included.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jun
13
Thu
Nebraska Adventures Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Designed for fledgling outdoors enthusiasts, the Nebraska Adventures Camp is a way to explore the state without the gas mileage. Campers will develop an appreciation of the natural world by exploring different regions – the wildlife, landscapes, and unique adventures only found in Nebraska.

Preparing them for future excursions, campers will learn how to put up tents, build campfires, cook outdoors, take photos, explore the wild, and play outdoor games. Practical safe skills with slingshots, bows, atlatl, and rifles are included.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jul
23
Tue
Outdoor Explorer’s Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This camp introduces a variety of outdoor programming for youth, from adventures and nature-based education to skill development. Participants will select their own path to follow each day based on their age, interests, and skill level. Activities include archery, firearms, fishing, hunting, hiking, survival skills, outdoor cooking, slingshot, primitive skills, and crafts.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jul
24
Wed
Outdoor Explorer’s Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This camp introduces a variety of outdoor programming for youth, from adventures and nature-based education to skill development. Participants will select their own path to follow each day based on their age, interests, and skill level. Activities include archery, firearms, fishing, hunting, hiking, survival skills, outdoor cooking, slingshot, primitive skills, and crafts.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jul
25
Thu
Outdoor Explorer’s Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This camp introduces a variety of outdoor programming for youth, from adventures and nature-based education to skill development. Participants will select their own path to follow each day based on their age, interests, and skill level. Activities include archery, firearms, fishing, hunting, hiking, survival skills, outdoor cooking, slingshot, primitive skills, and crafts.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Nov
10
Tue
BOW- Beginning Nature Journaling @ Online ZOOM
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A nature journal can be an extremely powerful and individual tool to have! Not only will a nature journal unlock your creativity, but it can provide data from the past to help observe patterns, it helps students and adults understand the importance of good data collection, and reinforces the scientific process. All while, expressing art, reading, and writing skills.
Come join us as we investigate the beginnings of keeping a nature journal (digitally of course). We will explore what goes in a nature journal, beginning drawing and observation keeping skills.
To register for the event click the link below: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/…/tJIscOyopjMqHNdQAQeSy…
Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation email with more information, on the day and time of the event log on to view.
Have questions or want more information? Email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov
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