MENU

Nov
19
Sun
Longhorn and Buffalo Sale
Nov 19 all-day

Join us on Sunday – November 19th for the Longhorn and Buffalo Sale.

More information to come.

 

Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

Weekends November 18 ­– December 23

Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

Arbor Lodge Mansion will be closed December 24, 25, 31, and January 1.

Download the event flyer:  Christmas at the Mansion

Citizen Science in the Classroom Educator Workshop @ Hastings Museum
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. PLEASE SEND YOUR NAME, E-MAIL AND SCHOOL/GRADE TAUGHT TO JAMIE BACHMANN, jamie.backmann@nebraska.gov.

“Citizen Science in your Classroom” provides opportunities for your students to participate in REAL scientific investigations. Citizen science can inspire and motivate your students to create meaningful connections to the natural world and help scientists by gathering data, monitoring or interpreting results to produce relevant research. This FREE workshop will provide you with an introduction to citizen science; immerse you in a variety of current citizen science projects and present ways to incorporate citizen science into your science curriculum.

Who should attend:

-Early elementary to middle school educators and afterschool providers

Participants will receive:

– An introduction to citizen science

– Inspiration and guidance to incorporate activities into your classroom

– Citizen science activities and resources

Turkey Celebration @ Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Everyone is invited to join the park naturalist for an afternoon of turkey talk! Meet at the Lake McConaughy Visitor/Water Interpretive Center.

We will be discussing facts about wild turkeys, the history of domestication, and their importance. During the talk, we will be crafting turkey shirts!  Bring a plain shirt; all other supplies will be provided, free of charge.

Registration Required.

For more information, contact Alison Bleich at alison.bleich@nebraska.gov or call (308) 284-0855.

 

Explore Rifle (Ages 11-16) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 19 @ 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.

Pre-registration required / class size limited. Minimum 4 registered students required to hold class. Registration closes Nov 11th.

$40 per student for 4 week session, due on November 12th.

Nov
21
Tue
Nebraska Hunt Safe Session @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Those ages 11-15 who have completed their online firearm/bowhunter or bowhunter-only safety course must attend a Hunt Safe session to complete their proof of hunter education. Registration and details available online at HuntSafeNebraska.org.

Be sure to bring the certificate of online completion and parental release form!

Nov
23
Thu
CLOSED – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 23 all-day

The Outdoor Education Center’s indoor ranges will be closed to public use November 23, 2017. The outdoor archery range is not affected by this closure.

Nov
24
Fri
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

Weekends November 18 ­– December 23

Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

Arbor Lodge Mansion will be closed December 24, 25, 31, and January 1.

Download the event flyer:  Christmas at the Mansion

Quiver Stuffer Archery Fun Shoot @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Special after-holiday fun shoot. Two annual family range passes will be awarded* (see details below)!

Take a break from an epic shopping excursion (or just come with the family to get a little exercise after the big holiday meal) and enjoy time on the archery range. If you are new to archery, instructors will be on hand to help out. All equipment provided if needed!

*Bring in one archer new to the facility, be entered into a drawing for one of two annual family passes (one entry per participating member in a group – limit one entry per person).

For ages 8 and up. $5/youth/hour & $10/adult/hour.

Nebraska Bowhunter Education Classroom Course @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bowhunter education courses will provide instruction in the safe use of bowhunting equipment, the fundamentals of bowhunting, shooting and hunting techniques, game identification, conservation management as well as hunter ethics.

Bowhunter education classes are offered by knowledgeable and dedicated volunteer instructors for students 12 through 29 years of age. Students 11 years of age and older on the examination day will be able to take the test and complete the course and may be issued a certificate of successful completion of the course.

Archery Hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed a separate Bowhunter Education Course and carry proof on their person when hunting Deer, Antelope, Elk or Mountain Sheep with a bow and arrow or crossbow.

Please remember to bring signed parental release form. Students must attend entire class both days to receive certification.

/*