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Apr
26
Thu
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Concordia University- Seward
Apr 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

To register for this FREE Educator Workshop email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your first and last name, phone number and affiliation.

Growing up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive attitudes and behaviors about nature and life-long social and academic skills. This award-winning early childhood curriculum guide is for educators of children ages 3-7. The guide builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature by providing age appropriate, interdisciplinary lessons. Each thematic lesson includes multiple activities which teach math, reading, letter recognition, science, social studies as well as social-emotional skills.

Explore Archery: Thursdays Apr-May @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore Archery (Archery for Beginners) is a fun and perfect fit for archers of any age/ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery.

If you are new to the sport of archery and looking for an introductory program to sign up for, Explore Archery has what you need to get started! You’ll learn range safety, the fundamentals of archery shooting, and the parts of a bow & arrow, plus play exciting games and earn achievement awards.

Ages 8 and over.

Preregistration required/class size limited.

$40/student/8 week session; equipment included or bring your own

Center Shot Archery Academy (JOAD): Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Advanced Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). Enrollment by instructor permission only.

This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on skill development. Students should wear close-toed shoes only.

Class is usually not held the week of a major holiday. Check “Meeting on” list above. Class is canceled in the event or threat of an imminent severe weather warning.

$40/participant/quarter + membership in USA Archery

Linking Literature & Science: Birds & Birdwatching @ Benson Baptist Church- Omaha
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR NAME, E-MAIL ADDRESS, SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION/CENTER AND THE AGES YOU WORK WITH TO: lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov. 

Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage students in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons. We’ll start by discovering amazing bird-focused literature books. Next, we’ll connect these literature books with simple lesson plans.

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is for early childhood educators including in-home day care providers, day care centers, preschool and elementary teachers and nature center staff.

Apr
27
Fri
Competitive Compound JOAD: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) course is tailored to compound archers. The class will meet once per week from 5:30-7 p.m. and each lesson will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to shoot a compound bow in competitive settings.

PREREQUISITES:
1. Personal compound equipment is required
2. Equipment should be fitted to the individual in terms of draw weight and length before the first class
3. Membership to USA Archery (https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Archery)

Class is usually not held the week of a major holiday. Check “Meeting on” list above. Class is canceled in the event or threat of an imminent severe weather warning.

$40/participant/quarter + membership in USA Archery

Apr
28
Sat
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Experience Platte River State Park @ Platte River State Park
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy a ladies day experience Platte River State Park’s beauty, uniqueness and treasures. Kick off the day spending ample time at the
range shooting rifles, shotguns and archery. Enjoy a delicious Dutch oven and campfire lunch. The fun will not stop there, spending
the afternoon discovering the park’s scenic hiking trails and crawdad creek. This day you won’t want to miss!

Apr
30
Mon
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) And Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least ONE quarter of JOAD.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. The course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with focus on guiding each student in improvement at their own pace. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line.

No equipment required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class. Students should wear close-toed shoes only.

If seats are listed as available, students may register & join the class at any time except the last 4 weeks of the quarter. Allowances may be made at the discretion of the instructor. Full price still applies.

Class is usually not held the week of a major holiday. Check “Meeting on” list above. Class is canceled in the event or threat of an imminent severe weather warning.

$40/participant/quarter + membership in USA Archery

Flying WILD Educator Workshop @ Elkhorn Valley Museum
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pre-registration is required for this event.  To register email your first and last name, affiliation/school, grades and subjects taught to jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov.

Through over 40 activities, the Flying WILD guide helps all educators – including non-formal and formal teachers introduce students to the world of birds, why
birds are amazing creatures, and why birds are so important. This workshop will focus not only on how to engage students in birds and bird watching, but also in STEM skills. This is a simple and fun way to enter the world of citizen science. Plus, this guide will help students explore the world around them!

Beginner Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the beginner class is open to students who are new to JOAD or have only completed one quarter. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not required.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. The course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with focus on guiding each student in improvement at their own pace. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line.

No equipment required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class. Students should wear close-toed shoes only.

If seats are listed as available, students may register & join the class at any time except the last 4 weeks of the quarter. Allowances may be made at the discretion of the instructor. Full price still applies.

Class is usually not held the week of a major holiday. Check “Meeting on” list above. Class is canceled in the event or threat of an imminent severe weather warning.

$40/participant/quarter + membership in USA Archery

May
1
Tue
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Apr-Jun Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least 2 quarters of the JOAD Program.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. The course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with focus on guiding each student in improvement at their own pace. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line.

No equipment required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class. Students should wear close-toed shoes only.

If seats are listed as available, students may register & join the class at any time except the last 4 weeks of the quarter. Allowances may be made at the discretion of the instructor. Full price still applies.

Class is usually not held the week of a major holiday. Check “Meeting on” list above. Class is canceled in the event or threat of an imminent severe weather warning.

$40/participant/quarter + membership in USA Archery

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