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Bill Morris Memorial Fishing Derby @ Ponca State Park
Bill Morris Memorial Fishing Derby @ Ponca State Park
May 18 all-day
It’s a day full of fishing related activities. Anglers of all ages can participate in the fishing derby; prizes will be awarded for the longest bass, bluegill, and trout caught in Ponca State Park’s fishing[...]
Free Park Entry/Fishing Day @ All Nebraska State Parks, State Recreation Areas, and State Historical Parks
Free Park Entry/Fishing Day @ All Nebraska State Parks, State Recreation Areas, and State Historical Parks
May 18 all-day
Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day!
Wildlands Day & Free Park Entry @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Wildlands Day & Free Park Entry @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
May 18 all-day
Take part in several great activities going on throughout this day-long celebration! Join us for a bird hike, wildflower walk, kids crafts and much more! All day- Michael Forsberg Great Plains Exhibition on display 9:00am-9:30am-Interpretive[...]
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8:00 am Mother’s Day Buffet @ Platte River State Park
Mother’s Day Buffet @ Platte River State Park
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Treat your mother to a Mother’s Day Buffet at the Walter Scott Lodge at Platte River State Park. Reservations are not accepted for this buffet, contact the park for more information. Park entry permit required.
11:00 am Mother’s Day Buffet @ Ponca State Park
Mother’s Day Buffet @ Ponca State Park
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Treat you mother to a special day among family and friends with a wonderful meal and musical entertainment. Reservations required. Call 402-755-2284. Download event flyer: Mothers Day Flyer Park entry permit required.
10:00 am Mother’s Day Buffet @ Fort Robinson State Park
Mother’s Day Buffet @ Fort Robinson State Park
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for a Mother’s Day Buffet at historic Fort Robinson State Park! Mothers and children under 12 eat for half price! Park entry permit required.
11:00 am Mother’s Day Weekend at Arbor Lodge Mansion @ Arbor Lodge Mansion
Mother’s Day Weekend at Arbor Lodge Mansion @ Arbor Lodge Mansion
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the women in your life with a visit to Arbor Lodge Mansion during Mother’s Day weekend. View special displays of women’s clothing and accessories and a china painting demonstration and enjoy live music throughout[...]
2:00 pm Mother’s Day Hike @ Danish Alps State Recreation Area
Mother’s Day Hike @ Danish Alps State Recreation Area
May 12 @ 2:00 pm
Take a guided hike through on of the park’s cool trails. Learn about wildlife, plants, history, and more.  We will hike approximately 1.75 miles through the Avian Loop, North Loop, and the Jutland Trails. Binoculars[...]
4:00 pm Community Fishing Night – Scottsbluff @ Zoo Pond
Community Fishing Night – Scottsbluff @ Zoo Pond
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 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[...]
6:30 pm Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 13 @ 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[...]
6:00 pm Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 14 @ 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[...]
6:00 pm Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Archery Series @ Platte River State Park
Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Archery Series @ Platte River State Park
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whether for target, hunting or recreation, these archery classes will take your skills to the next level. Handle different archery equipment, learn how to hit the target and enjoy the evening in a small group[...]
6:00 pm Archery 3 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Archery 3 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 16 @ 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[...]
6:00 pm Archery Team – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Archery Team – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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[...]
6:00 pm Explore Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Explore Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 16 @ 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[...]
8:00 am Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Experience Fort Robinson State Park @ Fort Robinson State Park
Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Experience Fort Robinson State Park @ Fort Robinson State Park
May 17 @ 8:00 am – May 18 @ 12:00 am
Enjoy Nebraska’s beautiful pine ridge by hiking, horseback riding, and kayaking. Stay at one of Nebraska’s most important historic sites–Fort Robinson State Park. We will be hiking the challenging buttes and enjoying some great views.[...]
5:30 pm Archery 2 Compound – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Archery 2 Compound – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 17 @ 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[...]
12:00 am Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Experience Fort Robinson State Park @ Fort Robinson State Park
Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Experience Fort Robinson State Park @ Fort Robinson State Park
May 18 @ 12:00 am – May 19 @ 12:00 am
Enjoy Nebraska’s beautiful pine ridge by hiking, horseback riding, and kayaking. Stay at one of Nebraska’s most important historic sites–Fort Robinson State Park. We will be hiking the challenging buttes and enjoying some great views.[...]
8:00 am Bird Day @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Bird Day @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
ALL AGES WELCOME SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 8:00 Introduction to the day and bird banding with Alie Mayes – Watchable Wildlife Biologist with Nebraska Game and Parks (meet at the Visitor Center) 10:00 Birds and habitat[...]
8:00 am Bird Hike @ Smith Falls State Park
Bird Hike @ Smith Falls State Park
May 18 @ 8:00 am
Participants will meet at the Visitor’s Center for a guided hike that will focus on bird identification along the Niobrara River at Smith Falls State Park. Please wear appropriate clothes/shoes for a mile hike, and[...]
8:00 am Birding Day at Fort Atkinson @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Birding Day at Fort Atkinson @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Enjoy a full schedule of events relating to birds of Nebraska including bird talks, a bird habitat tour, building bird houses and “suet cones”, and even a migration game. Bring your own sack lunch and[...]
9:00 am Bird Scavenger Hunt @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Bird Scavenger Hunt @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Month by participating in a scavenger hunt for Nebraska’s birds. Join us at the Administration Office any time between 9am and 1pm to receive a list of bird species, park map,[...]
9:00 am Free Fishing Day Clinic – Mahoney State Park, Century Link Lake @ Century Link Lake
Free Fishing Day Clinic – Mahoney State Park, Century Link Lake @ Century Link Lake
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a day of fishing. No fishing permit is required for anyone on this special day (May 18, 2019). Look for the Family Fishing Trailer, or a gathering of NGPC Staff and volunteers, where[...]
9:00 am Grand Opening – Schramm Education Center @ Schramm Education Center
Grand Opening – Schramm Education Center @ Schramm Education Center
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
At the Grand Opening on Saturday, May 18th, visitors to Schramm State Recreation Area and the new Schramm Education Center can experience the new facility with: Newly renovated and expanded aquariums featuring Nebraska’s natural aquatic[...]
9:00 am Youth Fishing Clinic @ Platte River State Park
Youth Fishing Clinic @ Platte River State Park
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us at Owen’s Landing at Platte River State Park for a free fishing clinic for youth! Loaner fishing poles will be available on a first come, first served basis. No park entry permit required.[...]
10:00 am Birding Day @ Johnson Lake State Recreation Area
Birding Day @ Johnson Lake State Recreation Area
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meet at the wildlife viewing blind at the Larry Roper Trail for fun birding activities including bird identification and viewing (binoculars provided) and check out animal pelts, skulls, and more! Park entry permit not required[...]
10:00 am Feeder Fun @ Pawnee State Recreation Area
Feeder Fun @ Pawnee State Recreation Area
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
At Feeder Fun each participant will have the opportunity to fill an environmentally friendly bird feeder with a homemade bird feed mixture. Enjoy time on the trails with friends and family while viewing and discovering[...]
10:00 am Fly with the Birds @ Medicine Creek State Recreation Area
Fly with the Birds @ Medicine Creek State Recreation Area
May 18 @ 10:00 am
Soar with the birds at Medicine Creek State Recreation Area! We will have kite flying and be making gourd bird houses for our feathered friends. Materials for the bird houses will be provided.  Participants may[...]
9:00 am Kids’ Fishing Derby @ Fort Robinson State Park
Kids’ Fishing Derby @ Fort Robinson State Park
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for a Kids’ Fishing Derby at Carter P Lake from 9am-11am for ages 12 and under. Prizes will be awarded at the lake. A hamburger barbeque will be held from 11am-1pm on the[...]
10:00 am Wildlife & Bird Identification @ Mormon Island SRA
Wildlife & Bird Identification @ Mormon Island SRA
May 18 @ 10:00 am
Join staff at the picnic shelter near the fishing pier on Free Park and Fish Day for fun and educational wildlife and bird identification activities. There will be feathers, skulls, tracks, bones, books, and learning[...]
10:30 am Try Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Try Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Interested in archery? Not sure where to begin? This introduction to archery is your place to start! Try archery will cover basic range rules and procedures, along with basic form. The whole point of this[...]
1:00 pm Free Family Fish Day @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Free Family Fish Day @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us on Free Park & Fish Day for fun fishing activities and a hot dog feed. Meet at the pond in the day use area. Take a pledge that you will take someone fishing[...]
2:00 pm Geocache Event @ Euguen T. Mahoney State Park
Geocache Event @ Euguen T. Mahoney State Park
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please join our Naturalists at the park’s Conservatory & Greenhouse for a fun-filled afternoon hunting for geocaches!  Each person will need a GPS unit and a map. Some GPS units will be available for loan[...]
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