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Apr
25
Wed
Explore Archery: Wednesdays Mar-Apr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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

College Night on the Range @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Take a break from the books this semester and pick up a bow at the Outdoor Education Center’s College Night on the Range. All college-age students shoot for only $5! This includes instruction and equipment if necessary, but personal equipment is also welcome.

No registration needed! Doors open at 8:30 pm and archers can shoot until 10 pm. No additional admittance after 9 pm. (Range will not be available during academic holiday weeks.)

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.

Introduction to Handgun @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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

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
Celebrate Arbor Day with Free Admission to Arbor Lodge Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Apr 27 all-day

Celebrate Arbor Day with Free Admission to Arbor Lodge Mansion.

Come to the place where it all began. Explore the original grounds and visit the family’s 52-room mansion. The property includes an arboretum, Italian terraced garden, log cabin, carriage house, walking trails, more than 200 varieties of lilacs, and a charming whispering bench.

The Arbor Lodge State Historical Park grounds are open year-round; a park permit is not required to enter.

And be sure to join us for a full weekend of activities across Arbor Day Farm. Call 402-873-8717 for more information or go to arbordayfarm.org/calendar.

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

Explore Rifle (Ages 8-10) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 27 @ 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 April 26th. 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.

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