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Natural History & Habitat Days at Rock Creek Station SHP
May 8 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
At this event at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, there will be numerous activities and speakers throughout the day. Talks and tours will include our Natural history, Geology, wildflowers, pollinators, and flora & fauna that makes each area unique.
The event will feature eight sessions (hikes) on natural history, land and game species management, geology and history. Participants need not attend all hikes. When the final hikes end at 12:15 pm there is a question and answer session over lunch. Food and drinks will not be provided and attendees should bring their own brown bag lunch and drinks. COVD-19 protocols will be followed. All hikes will start at the visitors center.
8:30 to 9:15 a.m.
Option 1: Bird Hike with Olivia DaRunga, Watchable Wildlife Biologist with the Game and Parks Commission.
Option 2: Use of Grazing and Fire in Prairie Management with Kent Pfeiffer, Ecologist with the Northern Prairies Land Trust.
9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Option 1: The History of Rock Creek Station with Michaela Clemens, Park Superintendent 1 with the Game and Parks Commission.
Option 2: Oak Woodland Management with Krista Lang, Ecologist with the Northern Prairies Land Trust.
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Option 1: The Geology of Rock Creek Station with Bob Diffendal, retired Professor and Research Geologist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Option 2: Bobwhite quail and Greater Prairie Chicken Management with Brad Seitz, John Laux and Rick Souerdyke, Wildlife Biologists with the Game and Parks Commission.
11:30 am to 12:15 p.m.
Option 1: The Spring Flora of Rock Creek Station with Gerry Steinauer, Botanist with the Game and Parks Commission
Option 2: Whitetail Deer and Wild Turkey Management with Brad Seitz, John Laux and Rick Souerdyke.
Brown Bag Lunch and Question and Answer Session
Park entry permit required.
Time outdoors is time well spent
Nebraska Game and Parks offers a plethora of opportunities beyond events. You can get away and unwind by planning a trip to a Nebraska state park. You can catch the next big one, go wildlife viewing, plan a hunt or more. Or you can help us celebrate our park system’s 100th birthday. Go ahead: Build your own adventure.