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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 1 all-day
9:00—11:00 am Introduction to Archery and Shotguns— Join us for introductory courses on Archery and Shotguns. All equipment is provided. Archery participants must be 5 years old or older and Shotgun participants must be 12[...]
Learn to Hunt Camp 8:30 am
Learn to Hunt Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting, including hunting techniques, firearm handling and marksmanship, species identification, tree stand safety, and conservation principles. Students will gain hands-on experience with modern bowhunting equipment and[...]
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 2 all-day
9:00—11:00 am Pellet Rifles— Join us for introductory courses on Pellet Rifles. All equipment will be provided.  Participants must be 8 years old or older. Meet and pay at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. Cost[...]
Western and Wildlife Art Show
Western and Wildlife Art Show @ Fort Robinson State Park
Jul 2 – Jul 4 all-day
Join us at Fort Robinson State Park July 2-4 to browse beautiful works of Western-themed art! Regional artists will be displaying and selling a wide variety of artwork, including pottery, sculpture, photographs and paintings. A[...]
Learn to Hunt Camp 8:30 am
Learn to Hunt Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting, including hunting techniques, firearm handling and marksmanship, species identification, tree stand safety, and conservation principles. Students will gain hands-on experience with modern bowhunting equipment and[...]
Glock Practice Nights 5:00 pm
Glock Practice Nights @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Come practice for upcoming Glock matches at the Outdoor Education Center on July 6, August 3, and September 7. Attend as few or as many nights as you wish, $10 per attendance. Course of fire[...]
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 3 all-day
9:00—11:00 am Introduction to Archery & Muzzleloading— Join us for introductory courses on Archery and Muzzleloading. All equipment is provided. Archery participants must be 5 years old or older and Muzzleloading participants must be a[...]
Learn to Hunt Camp 8:30 am
Learn to Hunt Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting, including hunting techniques, firearm handling and marksmanship, species identification, tree stand safety, and conservation principles. Students will gain hands-on experience with modern bowhunting equipment and[...]
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Red, White, and Blue Day – A Salute to Our Troops
Red, White, and Blue Day – A Salute to Our Troops @ Lewis & Clark SRA
Jul 4 all-day
11:00 am—12:00 pm: Arts and Crafts! – Join the Park Naturalist for a Fourth of July themed craft! Meet at the Weigand Shelter. $1 per craft. 2:00—3:00 pm: Critter Corner Join the Park Naturalist in[...]
Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 4 all-day
9:00—11:00 am Introduction to .22 Rifle— Join us for introductory courses on .22 Rifles. Participants must be 10 years old or older. All equipment is provided. Meet and pay at Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. Cost[...]
Beginner’s Fishing Clinic 9:00 am
Beginner’s Fishing Clinic @ Danish Alps State Recreation Area
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am
Thursday, July 4th at 9:00 AM. Meet at ADA Fishing Pier. Free. Experience the great fishing at Kramper Lake! Baiting a hook, casting, fish identification, and other hands-on demonstrations will be presented. Bait and equipment[...]
Pollinator/Bird Program 10:00 am
Pollinator/Bird Program @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am
Join us at the RV campground for root beer floats for $1 and a pollinator/bird program at the gazebo. Park entry permit required.
Annual 4th of July BBQ 11:00 am
Annual 4th of July BBQ @ Fort Robinson State Park
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us at Fort Robinson State Park for a delicious July 4th barbeque! While you’re here be sure to check out the Western and Wildlife Art Show or any of the activities available at the[...]
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Introduction to Kayaking Courses 11:00 am
Introduction to Kayaking Courses @ Danish Alps State Recreation Area
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am
Friday, July 5th at 11:00 AM-12:30 PM and 2-3:30 PM. Meet at the Boat Ramp. Preregister at the Entry Booth. $15 per NGPC kayak retail.  Free, if using your own kayak. Bring your own kayak[...]
Nature Scavenger Hunt 11:00 am
Nature Scavenger Hunt @ Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am
11:00 am: Nature Scavenger Hunt! – Have fun while learning by taking part in a nature scavenger hunt with the Park Naturalist! Meet at the Swim Beach.  Park entry permit required.
Nature Walk 7:00 pm
Nature Walk @ Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm
North side of Lake McConaughy, parking area is just past the railroad tracks. Field guides and binoculars provided. Park entry permit required.
Outdoor Movie 9:00 pm
Outdoor Movie @ Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area
Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm
9:00 pm: Outdoor Movie – Join the park staff in watching an Outdoor Movie. The movie will be The Sandlot! The movie will be located at the Weigand Shelter. Please bring chairs or blankets to[...]
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Living History
Living History @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Jul 6 – Jul 7 all-day
Celebrate the Fourth of July with Fort Atkinson State Historical Park! This special celebration on July 6-7 includes living history as well as some special features: a Smithsonian exhibit and a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter on[...]
Red, White, and Blue Weekend
Red, White, and Blue Weekend @ Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area
Jul 6 all-day
10:00 am—12:00 pm: Kayaking— Join the park staff for a fun morning of kayaking. You must be 10 years old to kayak alone; if you are under 10, you must be with an adult. Meet[...]
Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 6 all-day
9:00—11:00 am Introduction to Archery and Shotguns — Join us for introductory courses on Archery and Shotguns. All equipment is provided. Archery participants must be 5 years old or older and Shotgun participants must be[...]
Advanced Kayaking Courses 11:00 am
Advanced Kayaking Courses @ Danish Alps State Recreation Area
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am
Saturday, July 6th at 11:00 AM-12:30 PM and 2-3:30 PM. Meet at the Boat Ramp. Preregister at the Entry Booth. $15 per NGPC kayak retail.  Free, if using your own kayak. Whether you have attended[...]
FIRST SHOTS Archery 12:00 pm
FIRST SHOTS Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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[...]
Buffalo Cookout and Corps of Discovery in Song and Story 6:00 pm
Buffalo Cookout and Corps of Discovery in Song and Story @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm
Buffalo cookout with Humanities Nebraska Program “Corps of Discovery in Song and Story” presented by Michael F. McDonald. Through original songs and stories, McDonald leads a lively celebration of the challenges and adventures faced by[...]
Father-Daughter Walk 6:00 pm
Father-Daughter Walk @ Lake Ogallala
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm
Meet at the Hike/Bike Trail. Park entry permit required.
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 7 all-day
9:00—11:00 am Tomahawks & Atlatl — Join us for introductory courses on Tomahawks and Atlatl. All equipment will be provided. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Meet and pay at the Eric Wiebe[...]
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SECOND SHOT Pistol 6:00 pm
SECOND SHOT Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our Second Shot 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[...]
Archery 1 – JOAD 6:30 pm
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 8 @ 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[...]
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Archery Academy Camp 8:00 am
Archery Academy Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
This exclusively archery-focused camp will take students’ archery skills to the next level. Youth that are new, intermediate, or advanced will all find a path that adds to their knowledge and ability. Topics covered include[...]
Wetland Conservation Along the River 1:00 pm
Wetland Conservation Along the River @ Ord USDA Service Center
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Riparian wetlands are home to a wide variety of wildlife. Join us to learn about different techniques to improve wetland wildlife habitat and programs that can assist with the costs and design of wetland projects.[...]
Glock Practice Nights 5:00 pm
Glock Practice Nights @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Come practice for upcoming Glock matches at the Outdoor Education Center on July 6, August 3, and September 7. Attend as few or as many nights as you wish, $10 per attendance. Course of fire[...]
Archery 2 – JOAD 6:00 pm
Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 9 @ 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[...]
Community Fishing Night – Lincoln 6:00 pm
Community Fishing Night – Lincoln @ Oak Lake
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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[...]
Nebraska Bowfishing Mentor Program Northeast 6:00 pm
Nebraska Bowfishing Mentor Program Northeast @ Ponca State Park
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Looking to Discover the World of Bowfishing? We have the program to get your feet in the water. We will explore the gear needed, where and how to go, how to prepare your catch, and[...]
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Archery Academy Camp 8:00 am
Archery Academy Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
This exclusively archery-focused camp will take students’ archery skills to the next level. Youth that are new, intermediate, or advanced will all find a path that adds to their knowledge and ability. Topics covered include[...]
Greetings, Grebes! 8:00 am
Greetings, Grebes! @ Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am
Come say “hello” to the western grebes on the north side of the lake, and learn about other grebe species as well. Binoculars provided. Meet at Omaha Beach area. Park entry permit required.
Family Fun Nights – McCook 6:00 pm
Family Fun Nights – McCook @ Red Willow Reservoir
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Family Fun Night activities include: Fishing (equipment provided), Archery, Kayaking and Family Cookout. All gear for activities will be provided. Only the park sticker needed to participate. All participants ages 16 and older need a[...]
Moon Viewing 9:00 pm
Moon Viewing @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Jul 10 @ 9:00 pm
Meet by the Visitor Center, at the first parking lot. Registration required, call (308)284-0855. Deadline is 5pm day of. Learn about moon phases, and where to find famous landmarks. Binoculars provided. Park entry permit required.
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Archery Academy Camp 8:00 am
Archery Academy Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
This exclusively archery-focused camp will take students’ archery skills to the next level. Youth that are new, intermediate, or advanced will all find a path that adds to their knowledge and ability. Topics covered include[...]
Archery 3 – JOAD 6:00 pm
Archery 3 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The advanced level class is open to students that have previously been enrolled at the team level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites. This additional Center Shot Archery Academy class section offers high level coaching[...]
Explore Archery 6:00 pm
Explore Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Explore Archery is a fun and perfect fit for beginners of any ability wanting to get started in the sport of archery. If a student is fairly new to archery and looking for a full[...]
Nebraska Bowfishing Mentor Program Northeast 6:00 pm
Nebraska Bowfishing Mentor Program Northeast @ Ponca State Park
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Looking to Discover the World of Bowfishing? We have the program to get your feet in the water. We will explore the gear needed, where and how to go, how to prepare your catch, and[...]
Archery Team – JOAD 7:00 pm
Archery Team – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The team is open to students that have previously been enrolled at the team level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites. Center Shot Archery Academy team members are focused on competing in their chosen sport[...]
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Cowboy Mounted Shooting Event
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Event @ Fort Robinson State Park
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day
Cowboy Mounted Shooting Event @ Fort Robinson State Park
Contestants from Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming will participate in a mounted shooting contest will be held in the Arena each day. Park entry permit required.
Ladies Lunch and Lesson 11:15 am
Ladies Lunch and Lesson @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 12 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Perfect for beginners, our Lunch and Lessons firearm series provides an introduction to different gun types – at a convenient time. Fridays in July 11:15-12pm! This month, be sure to bring your sack lunch with[...]
Archery 2 (Compound) – JOAD 5:30 pm
Archery 2 (Compound) – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 12 @ 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[...]
Community Fishing Night – Holdrege 6:00 pm
Community Fishing Night – Holdrege @ City Park Lake
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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[...]
S’mores with the Doerrs 7:00 pm
S’mores with the Doerrs @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy s’mores in the RV campground while learning more about geocaching. Park entry permit required.
Nature Walk 7:00 pm
Nature Walk @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm
Meet at the Visitor Center. We will walk the Medicine Wheel trail, 1.5 miles round trip. Field guides and binoculars provided. Park entry permit required.
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6th Annual “Event with a View” 9:00 am
6th Annual “Event with a View” @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gary and Liz Doerr present a great chance to learn more about geocaching! Niobrara State Park has over 60 caches for beginners to veterans. Meet at the Buffalo Cookout Pavilion. Park entry permit required.
Introduction to Archery 10:00 am
Introduction to Archery @ Danish Alps State Recreation Area
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, July 13th from 10:00 AM to Noon. Meet at Spillway near ADA Fishing Pier. $1 per six arrows. Learn to fire an arrow or come knock off some rust. Introductory Archery course will be[...]
Water Wonders 10:00 am
Water Wonders @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am
Soak up a vast knowledge about water at this program. Discover the different states of water, how it moves and what we can do to conserve it. Park entry permit required.
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The Spirit of Mars – A Living History Presentation 11:00 am
The Spirit of Mars – A Living History Presentation @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am
This presentation by Samuel J. Haskin as portrayed b D.R. Haskin provides an entertaining, “first hand” account of the early settlement of the area in and around Ashfall Fossil Beds near Royal, Nebraska. Park entry[...]
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Archery 1 – JOAD 6:30 pm
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
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Write Our Way Thru Summer 9:00 am
Write Our Way Thru Summer @ Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am
Would you like to learn how to put your musings from your summer walks on paper?  If so, then join me at Ft. Kearny SRA at 9:00 am.  We will write, draw and press our[...]
Glock Practice Nights 5:00 pm
Glock Practice Nights @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Come practice for upcoming Glock matches at the Outdoor Education Center on July 6, August 3, and September 7. Attend as few or as many nights as you wish, $10 per attendance. Course of fire[...]
Wetland Restoration and Management in the Rainwater Basin 5:30 pm
Wetland Restoration and Management in the Rainwater Basin
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening of good food and great conservation. We will discuss some of the wonders of the Rainwater Basin wetlands, restoration benefits, and proper management. In addition we will close out the[...]
Archery 2 – JOAD 6:00 pm
Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 16 @ 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[...]
Community Fishing Night – Kearney 6:00 pm
Community Fishing Night – Kearney @ Archway Monument Pond
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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[...]
Community Fishing Night – Papillion 6:00 pm
Community Fishing Night – Papillion @ Lake Halleck
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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[...]
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Clusters of Cliff Swallows 8:00 am
Clusters of Cliff Swallows @ Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
Jul 17 @ 8:00 am
Clusters of Cliff Swallows, 8am at the Hydro. Come see these amazing fliers in action, and discuss the pros and cons of living in colonies. Park entry permit required.
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Free Teacher Welcome Event
Free Teacher Welcome Event @ Schramm Education Center
Jul 18 all-day
**Two sessions available: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Teachers will meet for an informational session about our curriculum and field trip offerings at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Following the session, they will have[...]
Petals and Poetry 9:00 am
Petals and Poetry @ Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am
Please join us at 9:00 am for a beautiful sun-filled morning of picking wildflowers! Use a press to keep them in your special journal and add a dash of prairie poetry. Just bring yourself,  a[...]
Archery 3 – JOAD 6:00 pm
Archery 3 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The advanced level class is open to students that have previously been enrolled at the team level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites. This additional Center Shot Archery Academy class section offers high level coaching[...]
Community Fishing Night – Lincoln 6:00 pm
Community Fishing Night – Lincoln @ Bowling Lake
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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[...]
Explore Archery 6:00 pm
Explore Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Explore Archery is a fun and perfect fit for beginners of any ability wanting to get started in the sport of archery. If a student is fairly new to archery and looking for a full[...]
Nebraska Bowfishing Mentor Program Northeast 6:00 pm
Nebraska Bowfishing Mentor Program Northeast @ Ponca State Park
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Looking to Discover the World of Bowfishing? We have the program to get your feet in the water. We will explore the gear needed, where and how to go, how to prepare your catch, and[...]
Archery Team – JOAD 7:00 pm
Archery Team – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The team is open to students that have previously been enrolled at the team level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites. Center Shot Archery Academy team members are focused on competing in their chosen sport[...]
Community Fishing Night – Norfolk 7:00 pm
Community Fishing Night – Norfolk @ Skyview Lake
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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[...]
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Wildflower Walk 9:00 am
Wildflower Walk @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am
Meet at the Visitor Center for a short presentation, and then we will find some flowers in the park. We will also be making and using nature journals with Conservation Nebraska. Park entry permit required.
Ladies Lunch and Lesson 11:15 am
Ladies Lunch and Lesson @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 19 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Perfect for beginners, our Lunch and Lessons firearm series provides an introduction to different gun types – at a convenient time. Fridays in July 11:15-12pm! This month, be sure to bring your sack lunch with[...]
Desperado Days Pool Party 1:00 pm
Desperado Days Pool Party @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free pool admission from 1pm to 3pm sponsored by Hartington Bank. Park entry permit required.
Archery 2 (Compound) – JOAD 5:30 pm
Archery 2 (Compound) – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 19 @ 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[...]
Community Fishing Night – Broken Bow 6:00 pm
Community Fishing Night – Broken Bow @ Melham Park Pond
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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[...]
Nature Walk 7:00 pm
Nature Walk @ Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm
Meet at the Lake McConaughy Visitor Center. An opportunity to make and use nature journals with Conservation Nebraska while exploring some of  Cedar Point. Field guides and binoculars provided. After dark stay for s’mores and[...]
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Cornhusker State Games, Shoreline Fishing Tournament and Casting Competition – Lincoln 6:30 am
Cornhusker State Games, Shoreline Fishing Tournament and Casting Competition – Lincoln @ Holmes Lake
Jul 20 @ 6:30 am – 12:00 pm
Register online at CornhuskerStateGames.com DATE: Saturday, July 20, 2019 TIMES: Check-in: 6:30 a.m. Largest Fish: 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Casting Contest: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. SITE: Holmes Lake (70th and Normal Blvd. Lincoln)[...]
Carp-O-Rama – North Platte 8:00 am
Carp-O-Rama – North Platte @ Lake Maloney
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Experience the fun of Fish Camp Join us for a one-day version of fish camp, featuring information on how to catch, clean and cook carp. Novice or expert, we have advice on fishing equipment and[...]
Write Our Way Thru Summer 9:00 am
Write Our Way Thru Summer @ Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am
Would you like to learn how to put your musings from your summer walks on paper?  If so, then join me at Ft. Kearny SRA at 9:00 am.  We will write, draw and press our[...]
Snakes of Nebraska 9:30 am
Snakes of Nebraska @ Schramm Education Center
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Schramm Education Center is hosting the annual “Snakes of Nebraska” event, free to the public! University of Nebraska-Lincoln herpetologist Dennis Ferraro will be showing and presenting all 29 species of live snakes found in Nebraska![...]
Ranch Life 1860s 10:00 am
Ranch Life 1860s @ Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Living Historian volunteers inhabit the reconstructed east ranch demonstrating and recreating the general daily life, clothing and chores of living and surviving on the great plains of Nebraska Territory. Park entry permit required.
Wetland Wanderer 11:00 am
Wetland Wanderer @ Danish Alps State Recreation Area
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am
Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 AM. Meet at Hunting Access parking lot south of the Entry Booth. Free. Learn about the diversity, conservation, and natural history of wetlands.  We will  venture through one of Danish[...]
Nebraska Bowfishing Mentor Program Northeast 12:00 pm
Nebraska Bowfishing Mentor Program Northeast @ Ponca State Park
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Looking to Discover the World of Bowfishing? We have the program to get your feet in the water. We will explore the gear needed, where and how to go, how to prepare your catch, and[...]
Edible Aquifers 2:00 pm
Edible Aquifers @ Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm
Registration required, limit of 20 people. Call (308)284-0855. Deadline is July 18 at 5pm. No wait list. Park entry permit required.
Nature at Night: Bats 9:00 pm
Nature at Night: Bats @ Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area
Jul 20 @ 9:00 pm
Learn about the different bat species in Nebraska, and just how many mosquitos they can eat! Get some tips on placing a bat box so they won’t move into your house. Park entry permit required.
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Snakes of Nebraska 9:30 am
Snakes of Nebraska @ Schramm Education Center
Jul 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Schramm Education Center is hosting the annual “Snakes of Nebraska” event, free to the public! University of Nebraska-Lincoln herpetologist Dennis Ferraro will be showing and presenting all 29 species of live snakes found in Nebraska![...]
Kite Day 1:00 pm
Kite Day @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us at the first picnic shelter on 3-Mile loop – bring your favorite kite or borrow one of ours. Fun for all ages! Park entry permit required.
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Archery 1 – JOAD 6:30 pm
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 22 @ 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[...]
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Outdoor Explorer’s Camp 8:00 am
Outdoor Explorer’s Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This camp introduces a variety of outdoor programming for youth, from adventures and nature-based education to skill development. Participants will select their own path to follow each day based on their age, interests, and skill[...]
Freshwater Exploration 4:00 pm
Freshwater Exploration @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm
Meet at the picnic area and we’ll explore what lives in Spring Pond. Nets, tubs, magnifying lenses provided. Park entry permit required.
Glock Practice Nights 5:00 pm
Glock Practice Nights @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Come practice for upcoming Glock matches at the Outdoor Education Center on July 6, August 3, and September 7. Attend as few or as many nights as you wish, $10 per attendance. Course of fire[...]
Archery 2 – JOAD 6:00 pm
Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 23 @ 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[...]
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Outdoor Explorer’s Camp 8:00 am
Outdoor Explorer’s Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This camp introduces a variety of outdoor programming for youth, from adventures and nature-based education to skill development. Participants will select their own path to follow each day based on their age, interests, and skill[...]
Natural Math Educator Workshop 5:52 pm
Natural Math Educator Workshop
Jul 24 @ 5:52 pm – 6:52 pm
This workshop is geared toward K-4th grade formal and informal educators. This workshop requires a pre-registration.  To register please email monica.macooubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, grades you work with, subjects taught and phone number. Mathematics[...]
Community Fishing Night – Omaha 6:00 pm
Community Fishing Night – Omaha @ Benson Lake
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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[...]
Family Fun Nights – McCook 6:00 pm
Family Fun Nights – McCook @ Red Willow Reservoir
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Family Fun Night activities include: Fishing (equipment provided), Archery, Kayaking and Family Cookout. All gear for activities will be provided. Only the park sticker needed to participate. All participants ages 16 and older need a[...]
Sugaring 7:00 pm
Sugaring @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm
Meet at the picnic area. I will slather a fermented fruity mix onto some trees, and we will see what kinds of moths show up! Park entry permit required.
Mothing 9:00 pm
Mothing @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm
Meet at the picnic area. We’ll hang up a white sheet, shine a bright light on it, and see different moths! Park entry permit required.
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Outdoor Explorer’s Camp 8:00 am
Outdoor Explorer’s Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This camp introduces a variety of outdoor programming for youth, from adventures and nature-based education to skill development. Participants will select their own path to follow each day based on their age, interests, and skill[...]
Archery 3 – JOAD 6:00 pm
Archery 3 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The advanced level class is open to students that have previously been enrolled at the team level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites. This additional Center Shot Archery Academy class section offers high level coaching[...]
Explore Archery 6:00 pm
Explore Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Explore Archery is a fun and perfect fit for beginners of any ability wanting to get started in the sport of archery. If a student is fairly new to archery and looking for a full[...]
Archery Team – JOAD 7:00 pm
Archery Team – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The team is open to students that have previously been enrolled at the team level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites. Center Shot Archery Academy team members are focused on competing in their chosen sport[...]
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6th Annual Campfire Christmas in July & Campground Decorating Contest
6th Annual Campfire Christmas in July & Campground Decorating Contest @ Indian Cave State Park
Jul 26 all-day
Join us at Indian Cave State Park July 26-27 for our 6th Annual Campfire Christmas in July and Campground Decorating Contest. Craft fair, visit with Santa, horse drawn wagon rides, food vendors, games for the[...]
Ladies Lunch and Lesson 11:15 am
Ladies Lunch and Lesson @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 26 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Perfect for beginners, our Lunch and Lessons firearm series provides an introduction to different gun types – at a convenient time. Fridays in July 11:15-12pm! This month, be sure to bring your sack lunch with[...]
Archery 2 (Compound) – JOAD 5:30 pm
Archery 2 (Compound) – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 26 @ 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[...]
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6th Annual Campfire Christmas in July & Campground Decorating Contest
6th Annual Campfire Christmas in July & Campground Decorating Contest @ Indian Cave State Park
Jul 27 all-day
Join us at Indian Cave State Park July 26-27 for our 6th Annual Campfire Christmas in July and Campground Decorating Contest. Craft fair, visit with Santa, horse drawn wagon rides, food vendors, games for the[...]
2nd Annual Crofton’s Dam Run 8:00 am
2nd Annual Crofton’s Dam Run @ Lewis & Clark SRA
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am
Join us for the 2nd Annual Crofton’s Dam Run in Northeast Nebraska along the picturesque Lewis & Clark Lake in Crofton, Nebraska! Competitors 14 years of age and older will kayak 1 mile on the lake,[...]
FIRST SHOTS Pistol 9:00 am
FIRST SHOTS Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
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[...]
Petals and Poetry 9:00 am
Petals and Poetry @ Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am
Please join us at 9:00 am for a beautiful sun-filled morning of picking wildflowers! Use a press to keep them in your special journal and add a dash of prairie poetry. Just bring yourself,  a[...]
Jingle Bell Junk & Craft Market 12:00 pm
Jingle Bell Junk & Craft Market @ Indian Cave State Park
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us at Indian Cave State Park on July 27th for our Jingle Bell Junk & Craft Market. Vendor space available by calling the park office. A Park Entry Permit is required.
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SECOND SHOT Pistol 6:00 pm
SECOND SHOT Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our Second Shot 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[...]
Archery 1 – JOAD 6:30 pm
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 29 @ 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[...]
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Glock Practice Nights 5:00 pm
Glock Practice Nights @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Come practice for upcoming Glock matches at the Outdoor Education Center on July 6, August 3, and September 7. Attend as few or as many nights as you wish, $10 per attendance. Course of fire[...]
Archery 2 – JOAD 6:00 pm
Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 30 @ 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[...]
Community Fishing Night – Papillion 6:00 pm
Community Fishing Night – Papillion @ Prairie Queen Lake
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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[...]
Nebraska Hunt Safe Session 6:00 pm
Nebraska Hunt Safe Session @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hunt Safe Session to finish a students certification after completing the online course. Please arrive slightly early and bring the parental release and proof of completion of the online course (certificate). Students ages 11 through[...]
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Community Fishing Night – Grand Island 6:00 pm
Community Fishing Night – Grand Island @ Mormon Island SRA Lake #1
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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[...]
Discover Fly Fishing – Grand Island 6:00 pm
Discover Fly Fishing – Grand Island @ Mormon Island SRA Lake #1
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If you have ever wondered if fly fishing is something you might enjoy, want to learn a few new details, or connect with others who fly fish; join us for Discover Fly Fishing. Sponsored by[...]
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