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Jan
19
Sun
Discover Ice Fishing, Community Fishing Event – Fort Kearny SRA @ Fort Kearny Lake #6
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, events will be held at venues across the state. Look for the Family Fishing Trailer, or a gathering of NGPC Staff and volunteers, where loaner rods and reels, bait and fishing instruction are available free to participants. This is the perfect opportunity for people of all ages who have never been fishing or have not fished for years to learn. All participants ages 16 and older need a fishing license (OutdoorNebraska.org for permits). This Discover Ice Fishing event will feature experienced ice fishing volunteers who will invite you to fish along side of them to share their techniques and secrets. This event is especially good for beginners and those who have never ice fished before. No experience of equipment is necessary. Just remember to dress warm and have water and cold repellent footwear.

Indoor Sight-in Extravaganza for 3-D Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Make sure your sight pins won’t let you down as you head into some big indoor 3-D tournaments this season.

Our INDOOR archery range bales will be set up for 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 yard distances (see lane distribution below). Range finders, binoculars, and allen wrenches are all welcome!

This is not a 3-D event, but we will have targets set up to check your accuracy at increasing distances.

10 yards – 1 bale
20 yards – 2 bales
30 yards – 2 bales
40 yards – 2 bales
50 yards – 1 bale

The range will be available for this special event Sunday, January 19 12-6 pm and Monday, January 20 12-6 pm.

Must check in by 5 pm if you are shooting on Sunday.

The 30-50 yard bales will only be available to those paying the sight-in admittance fee.

$6youth/hour, $12/adult/hour

Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.

Schramm Sunday Speaker Series @ Schramm Education Center
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for our free speaker series at Schramm Education Center where we will be promoting conversations that facilitate scientific literacy and encourage lifelong learning for all ages.

Birding by Ear, January 19: Ever wonder what bird was making all that noise? Or if the song you heard on a spring morning was a Robin, a Cardinal, or a Meadowlark?  Join Jason “the Birdnerd” St. Sauver and find out!  This Birding By Ear workshop covers 10 fun tips on improving your bird song and sound identification and includes several sounds from local Nebraska birds to learn and practice.

Wild Bees of Nebraska, February 16: Learn about the diversity of wild bees in Nebraska, and how to take on an active role in pollinator conservation!

People Powered Science, March 15: Do you love science and the natural world? Are you often sharing your animal, plant, and other nature observations with family and friends?  Each day, people like you contribute to scientific research in Nebraska and across the globe. Join Watchable Wildlife Biologist Alie Mayes to learn how you can get involved.

Geology Underfoot: Rocks of Schramm Park and Global Connections, April 19: Rocks that outcrop at Schramm Park record a snapshot in geological time when the Nebraska was connected to the global ocean across a shallow sea to the west, but still some distance from the high and rising Appalachian Mountains to the east. This presentation will make connections between modern ice ages, and how the patterns of rocks at Schramm Park can help understand how ice sheets in the south polar region ~300 million years ago controlled sea level changes and past global climate.  This past history guides our understanding of modern and future ice sheet behavior and the dynamic nature of our planet.

Enter through classroom; does not include admission into the center.

Download event flyer: Schramm Sunday Speaker Series Spring (002)

Jan
20
Mon
Indoor Sight-in Extravaganza for 3-D Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Make sure your sight pins won’t let you down as you head into some big indoor 3-D tournaments this season.

Our INDOOR archery range bales will be set up for 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 yard distances (see lane distribution below). Range finders, binoculars, and allen wrenches are all welcome!

This is not a 3-D event, but we will have targets set up to check your accuracy at increasing distances.

10 yards – 1 bale
20 yards – 2 bales
30 yards – 2 bales
40 yards – 2 bales
50 yards – 1 bale

The range will be available for this special event Sunday, January 19 4:30-9 pm and Monday, January 20 12-6 pm.

Must check in by 8 pm if you are shooting on Sunday.

The 30-50 yard bales will only be available to those paying the sight-in admittance fee.

$6youth/hour, $12/adult/hour

Preregistration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.

Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 20 @ 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)

Jan
21
Tue
Centerfire Challenge League (Winter Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

This league will provide fun and exciting pistol shooting for all skill levels, in a competitive but relaxed setting. Ages 14 and up. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Shooters will provide their own handgun and ammunition. This league runs for 8 weeks, with scores for each evening and a cumulative score for the series.

Course of fire:

2 strings of 5 rounds in 10 seconds at 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 yards – 50 shots total.

AP-1 target (23″ X 35″).

Participants may arrive and start any time between 5-7:15 pm.

Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 21 @ 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

Insect Investigations Educator Workshop @ Educational Service Unit (ESU) #7
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event requires pre-registration.  To register email jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, phone number, and ages of children you work with.  Workshop is limited to 20 participants.  Register today!

Come and investigate what kids really want to know about insects.  In this FREE educator workshop we will cover how you can incorporate these small creatures into your classroom or afterschool program.

Who should attend? – formal and informal early childhood educators

Participants will receive:

  • background information on basic insect anatomy and lifecycles
  • how to catch and care for classroom touchable insects
  • hands-on supplemental activities
  • FREE door prizes
  • 3 hours of approved in-service hours
Jan
22
Wed
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 22 @ 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)

Fly Tying Class @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The art and craft of fly tying is both practical and… fun! Creating a fishing fly out of fur and feathers, and then catching a fish with it is very satisfying. But, that activity of tying the fly can be therapeutic and socially rewarding. Join us to learn the basics of fly tying.

You will create several that you can use this coming spring! You will also meet others and learn about the community that does this as a regular monthly event. You may become hooked (pun intended)!

Children age 15 and under must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

$5 per person.

Contact Larry Pape, 402-471-5447, larry.pape@nebraska.gov with questions.

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