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Pollinator Party at Schramm Education Center

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Nebraska pollinators at the Schramm Pollinator Party! The Schramm Education Center will be hosting our annual Pollinator Party event on Saturday, June 15 in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Bee Lab, Nebraska Extension, the UNL Entomology Department, and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. This FREE event is taking place as part of a statewide celebration of Nebraska Pollinator Week. Activities for all ages will be set up outside and in the Schramm Education Center Classroom.


• See live honey bees, bumble bees, monarch butterflies in various life stages, and more insects!
• Help survey the Schramm prairie for insects and plants in a prairie bioblitz to contribute to the Biodiversity in State Parks initiative
• Buy plants at a plant sale hosted by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
• Make pollinator crafts and play pollinator games
• Extract and bottle your own honey for purchase
• Meet a Nebraska Extension Master Gardener and Nebraska Extension Entomologist to get your garden and urban entomology questions answered
• Find out about pollinator community science opportunities in Nebraska
• Make a native seed ball to take home
• Hand painting
• Buy lunch at the Family Traditions BBQ food truck or ice cream at the Cruizin Cones ice cream truck
• And more!
Participation in the event is free, but regular admission costs will apply for any visitors wishing to explore the Education Center in addition to the event. A state park vehicle permit is not required in the Education Center parking lot.
Questions about the event can be directed to Jen Ruyle, Outdoor Education Specialist, at 402-332-5022 or


June 15
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Jen Ruyle
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Schramm Education Center
21502 West Highway 31
Gretna, NE 68028
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