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As of July 1, Game and Parks will begin hosting some educational and naturalist programs on a limited basis. Visitors to offices, interpretive centers, education centers, nature centers and indoor events are temporarily required to wear a face mask. Please visit outdoornebraska.org/healthinfo for more information.

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First Day Hike 11:00 pm
First Day Hike @ Mormon Island State Recreation Area
Dec 31 2019 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 1:00 am
Enjoy a warm bonfire and friendly conversation and then take off on a Midnight Hike along Mormon Island State Recreation Area’s Platte River Trail led by the Park Superintendent. Experience sounds and senses that the[...]
First Day Hike 9:00 am
First Day Hike @ Platte River State Park
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am
Platte River State Park is bringing in the New Year with hiking and bird watching. Hikers will have the option of climbing the observation tower after the hike. The hike will offer birding along the[...]
First Day Hike 9:00 am
First Day Hike @ Wagon Train State Recreation Area
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am
Meet at the Area 2 campground for a 1 to 2 mile hike with easy access to trails for wildlife viewing, bird identification and track identification. A campfire and hot chocolate and cider will be[...]
First Day Hike 10:00 am
First Day Hike @ Chadron State Park
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am
Meet at the Sawmill Shelter for a moderate one mile trail through the park for amazing scenic views! An optional easier route is available as well. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash[...]
First Day Hike 10:00 am
First Day Hike @ Fort Kearny State Recreation Area
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am
Bring your camera and your hiking shoes and join us for an easy one mile hike along the Fort Kearny Hike Bike Trail. Enjoy fresh air, fun, and wildlife viewing. Hot chocolate will be served[...]
First Day Hike 10:00 am
First Day Hike @ Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am
Meet at the Visitor Center for an easy one mile history hike. Follow wagon ruts along the Oregon and California trails across the bridge to a reconstructed 1860s ranch. Although the hike is easy, it may[...]
First Day Hike 10:00 am
First Day Hike @ Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am
Meet at the Redwood Campground parking lot to embark on a moderate two mile hike around the reservoir. We’ll be on the look out for deer, turkey, pheasant and other wildlife.  Bring water, your camera or[...]
First Day Hike 11:00 am
First Day Hike @ Johnson Lake State Recreation Area
Jan 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meet at the Johnson Lake State Recreation Area office for an easy one to two mile hike along the Larry Roper trail where visitors may see migratory birds and other winter wildlife. Chili and cinnamon[...]
First Day Hike 10:00 am
First Day Hike @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am
Join us for a very scenic one mile hike with lookouts over the North Platte River Valley. Participants will have a great vantage point to see numerous species of wildlife, geographic, and historical features. Be[...]
First Day Hike 10:00 am
First Day Hike @ Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Start 2020 off right as you take a historical hike through the grounds of Buffalo Bill ranch while learning about the incredible local history of this World Renowned Showman. Bring your own local history and[...]
First Day Hike 12:00 pm
First Day Hike @ Smith Falls State Park
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm
Participants will hike across the historic Verdigre Bridge on the Niobrara National Scenic River to view Nebraska’s tallest waterfall. Meet at the Visitors’ Center. The hike is approximately one mile. Be sure to dress comfortably[...]
First Day Hike 1:00 pm
First Day Hike @ Red Willow State Recreation Area
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm
Meet at Site 48 in the Willow View Campground for a moderate 1.4 mile hike. This hike will include some hilly terrain and possible slick conditions depending on the weather. Participants may see all types[...]
First Day Trail Ride 1:00 pm
First Day Trail Ride @ Branched Oak State Recreation Area
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm
Join us for a four mile horseback ride through Branched Oak (you must bring your own horse).  Meet at the Equestrian Camp and be ready to ride at 1pm. There will be a fire and[...]
First Day Hike 1:00 pm
First Day Hike @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm
Start the new year off right with a First Day Hike at the Wildcat Hills. Discover rocky buttes, ponderosa pine woodlands and the animals that call this area home.  Join us after the hike for[...]
First Day Hike 2:00 pm
First Day Hike @ Ponca State Park
Jan 1 @ 2:00 pm
Start 2020 with a walk in the woods during Ponca State Park’s First Day Hike. Hikers will find themselves surrounded by oak, hackberry, and ironwood trees as they catch glimpses of the Missouri River at[...]
First Day Hike 2:00 pm
First Day Hike @ Indian Cave State Park
Jan 1 @ 2:00 pm
Join us for a fun 3/4 mile hike along Trail #7 at Indian Cave State Park. This flat and easy walking trail will take you through a nature viewing journey where many deer, raccoon, and[...]
First Day Hike & Bonfire 2:30 pm
First Day Hike & Bonfire @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Jan 1 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
To kick the year off, we would like you to join us for a first day of the year hike. We will have a bonfire outside to help warm up before and after the hike[...]
First Day Hike 3:00 pm
First Day Hike @ Red Willow State Recreation Area
Jan 1 @ 3:00 pm
Meet at Buffalo Roam Campground for a moderate one mile hike on the Buffalo Roam Campground Trail. This hike will include some hilly terrain and possible slick conditions depending on the weather. Participants may see[...]
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Christmas Bird Count for Kids 9:30 am
Christmas Bird Count for Kids @ Schramm Education Center
Jan 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Want an opportunity to get your family outdoors over the holidays? Would you like to contribute to science? Join our Christmas Bird Count for Kids event at Schramm Education Center! Learn more about the birds[...]
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Custer and the Royal Buffalo Hunt of 1872 1:00 pm
Custer and the Royal Buffalo Hunt of 1872 @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm
JEFF BARNES TO PRESENT “CUSTER AND THE ROYAL BUFFALO HUNT OF 1872”AT FORT ATKINSON STATE HISTORICAL PARK JANUARY 4th 2020 AT 1:00 PM The 1872 meeting of Lt. Col. George Custer, Gen. Phil Sheridan, the[...]
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CANCELLED (Lack of Ice) Discover Ice Fishing, Community Fishing Event – Lincoln 1:00 pm
CANCELLED (Lack of Ice) Discover Ice Fishing, Community Fishing Event – Lincoln @ Holmes Lake
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 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[...]
Cold Day, Warm Hearts & Family Fun 2:00 pm
Cold Day, Warm Hearts & Family Fun @ Euguene T. Mahoney State Park
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the frosty season by making memories with the family to warm you through the cold days of winter. Bring the whole family to the Owen Marina to participate in outdoor education activities or try[...]
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Little Saplings Early Childhood Nature Discovery Program 9:00 am
Little Saplings Early Childhood Nature Discovery Program @ Schramm Education Center
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
For children ages 2-5 and their adult caregiver, Little Saplings will bring monthly nature themes to life for your child through story telling, sensory activities, craft, and outdoor exploration! Program is free with general admission[...]
Birds & Books Educator Workshop 6:00 pm
Birds & Books Educator Workshop @ Educational Service Unit (ESU) #7
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This event requires pre-registation.  To register email Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, ages of children you work with, and phone number.  This workshop is limited to 20 participants…register today! Join us as we investigate[...]
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Discover Ice Fishing, Community Fishing Event – Fort Kearny SRA 8:00 am
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[...]
Schramm Sunday Speaker Series 2:00 pm
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[...]
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Insect Investigations Educator Workshop 6:00 pm
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[...]
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Fly Tying Class 6:00 pm
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[...]
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Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop 6:00 pm
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ North Creek Child Development Center
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This workshop requires pre-registration.  Please email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, phone number, and affiliation to register.  Registration is limited at 20 participants. Growing up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive attitudes and[...]
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop 6:00 pm
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Educational Service Unit (ESU) #7
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This event requires pre-registration.  To register email jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, grades you work with and subjects taught.  Workshop is limited to 20 participants…register today! Growing Up WILD is a high-quality, easy to[...]
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Toad Abode Craft Night at Cosmic Eye Brewing 7:00 pm
Toad Abode Craft Night at Cosmic Eye Brewing @ Cosmic Eye Brewing
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We’re partnering with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to make Toad Abodes! These houses attract cool amphibians to your backyard. Why would you want toads in your backyard? Toads eat garden pests like slugs,[...]
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