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Jan
31
Fri
Archery 2 – JOAD (Compound) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 31 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 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.)

Feb
1
Sat
Beyond BOW – Outdoor Survival Skills @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 1 @ 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.

This class is currently full. If you would like to put your name on the waitlist, please click the link below.

https://apm.activecommunities.com/ngpc/Activity_Search/453

Try Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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!

Feb
3
Mon
Beyond BOW – Intro to Handgun Series @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL!

Learn basic fundamentals of shooting, handgun selection, and safety in a comfortable atmosphere. Participate in the full series to gain confidence, challenge yourself to more techniques, and hang out with like-minded ladies.

Must 18 years or older to register. $15/participant/session.

This series will be on Mondays from 6-8 pm.

Attend anywhere from one to all four sessions. Please be sure to attend sessions 1 and 2 in order to attend sessions 3 and 4 if you are an introductory level student.

Session 1 – Feb 3: Intro to Handguns, Firearm Safety, Gun Handling, Range Rules, and .22 Handgun Shooting

Session 2 – Feb 10: More .22 Handgun Shooting – Getting Comfortable with the Gun and the Range

Session 3 – Feb 17: Introduction to Centerfire Handguns

Session 4 – Feb 24: Marksmanship Coaching & Target Challenge

You may bring your own handgun and ammunition, or we will provide one for you. All guns entering the facility must be unloaded, cased, and action open.

Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This basic USA Archery class is open to students who are new to JOAD or who are still working to advance to Archery 2. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not required.

Our Center Shot Archery Academy course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with a 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. Archery 1 students have the opportunity to shoot for their green and purple pins during select class sessions. Over the course of the quarter, students will advance their scoring skills, learn about competition etiquette, and work to achieve the pins and techniques needed to advance to the next level.

No equipment is required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class.

If seats are listed as available, students may register and 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.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites: None (Explore Archery recommended)

Feb
4
Tue
Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 bow in 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.

No personal equipment is required, but should start to be considered.

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

Feb
5
Wed
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 5 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Special offer! If you are brand new to our Center Shot Academy JOAD program, call us at 402-471-6141 about our 20% registration discount just for you! (Only valid for the Wednesday section.)

This basic USA Archery class is open to students who are new to JOAD or who are still working to advance to Archery 2. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not required.

Our Center Shot Archery Academy course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with a 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. Archery 1 students have the opportunity to shoot for their green and purple pins during select class sessions. Over the course of the quarter, students will advance their scoring skills, learn about competition etiquette, and work to achieve the pins and techniques needed to advance to the next level.

No equipment is required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class.

If seats are listed as available, students may register and 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.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites: None (Explore Archery recommended)

Explore Rifle (Ages 8-10) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 5 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Looking for a good way to introduce your son or daughter to the lifelong habits of safe gun handling and the basic concepts of marksmanship? Whether your child is interested in recreation, competition, or hunting, this class is where they need to be! Explore Rifle is a 4-week course designed for youth ages 8-10, but open to those up to 15. Youth 7 & under are not permitted.

BB guns (.177 cal) used for all class exercises (equipment provided). Air guns are a tried-and-true non-threatening way to teach gun basics and a great building-block to becoming a safe and competent shooter with larger caliber equipment. Parents/guardians are encouraged to stay and learn how to help guide their new shooter.

Cost for 4-week series: $40/student

Minimum 4 students required to hold class. Participants must be preregistered; space may not be available for walk-in students. Class limited to 12 students only.

Course outline
Week 1A: Basic gun safety & intro to the gun/range; dry & live firing at target backs from bench position.
Week 2A: Gun/range safety continued; gun parts continued; intro to sight picture; live firing at 1 bull target from bench position.
Week 3A: Safety & gun parts review; shot placement; sight adjustment; live firing at 5 bull target from bench position.
Week 4A: Shooting for score & scoring targets; live firing at 10 bull targets from bench position.

Explore Rifle is part one of a three part (12 weeks overall) curriculum. A minimum number of interested students is required to schedule a next level class.

Feb
6
Thu
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ University of Nebraska- Lincoln (Henzlik Hall)
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am

This workshop requires pre-registration.  Please email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, phone number, and affiliation to register.  Registration is limited.

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.

Each participant will receive a copy of the Growing UP WILD Curriculum upon completion of this training.

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