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Jan
25
Thu
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ North Creek Child Development Center
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register, please e-mail your name, e-mail address, school/daycare and ages you teach to lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov.

“Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children” 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.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE: a copy of “Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children” guide as well as knowledge and skills to engage young children in quality hands-on science and social emotional lessons.

Center Shot Academy (JOAD): Jan-Mar Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 25 @ 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

Jan
26
Fri
Competitive Compound JOAD: Jan-Mar Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) course is tailored to compound archers. The class will meet once per week from 5-6:30 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://webpoint.usarchery.org/wp/Memberships/Join.wp)

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

Jan
27
Sat
Intro to Competition Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you are curious about what it takes to get started in competition archery, be sure to sign up for this one-day class that will cover all you need to know in regard to equipment, scoring, and etiquette.

Ages 8 and up. $10/participant.

Jan
28
Sun
Explore Rifle (Ages 11-16) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

For ages 11 to 16 only.

Each session there will be a lesson, hands-on firearms instruction, and a shooting exercise. We provide all equipment – rifles, ammo, targets, and eye and ear protection.

Participants are invited to bring their own rimfire rifle to the range after the first few weeks. However, personal equipment is not required.

The focus of this class is to improve shooting skills and learn firearm safety. The skills learned can be applied to recreation, hunting, and/or competition. We’ll follow the NRA Marksmanship Qualification program, spend a significant amount of time in the range practicing, and conduct a basic shooting match to learn range commands and disciplined shooting. Participants may earn NRA Marksmanship Patches and Rockers.

Preregistration required / class size limited. Minimum 4 registered students required to hold class. Registration closes January 6th.

$40 per student for 4 week session

Jan
29
Mon
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Jan-Mar Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Change in format this year! 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

Explore Rifle (Ages 8-10) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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 & learn how to help guide their new shooter.

Cost for 4 week series: $20/student

Registration closes January 7th. Minimum 4 students required to hold class. Participants must be preregistered, no walk-ins allowed. 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.

Beginner Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Jan-Mar Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Change in format this year! 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

Jan
30
Tue
Beginner Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Jan-Mar Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Change in format this year! 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

Introduction to Handgun @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our Introduction to Handgun course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun safely. In addition, this class has been designed as a small group setting with the instructor for students ages 16 and over.

Course covers:
• Handgun knowledge & safe handling
• Ammunition knowledge
• Fundamentals of handgun shooting
• Actual range practice
• Eye & ear protection, guns, & targets provided

This class is designed for the people with little to no knowledge of handguns, or those who are years out of practice and want a good refresher course starting at the beginning. The class will begin in the classroom discussing the different types of handguns and how to handle them safely, ammunition, and the fundamentals of handgun shooting.

The second portion of the class is spent on the range. The basics of stance, sight picture, and trigger control are emphasized to maximize success the first time out. After completing this class the goal is that participants will be prepared to safely use the range.

Required equipment: none; may bring your personal equipment if you have it (with 25 rounds of ammunition). Closed neck shirts and closed toe shoes are recommended.

Prerequisites: none

Cost: $45

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