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Pollinator Party at Schramm

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Nebraska pollinators at the Schramm Pollinator Party! The Schramm Education Center will be hosting a Pollinator Party family event on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Bee Lab, Nebraska Extension, the UNL Entomology Department, and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. This event is taking place as part of a statewide celebration of Nebraska Pollinator Week [] and is free and open to the public. Activities for all ages will be set up outside and in the Schramm Education Center Classroom. At this event, you can:

  • See live honey bees, bumble bees, and other live insects. New this year – a sensory hive exploration, including a drone petting zoo!
  • Help survey the Schramm prairie for insects and plants in a prairie bioblitz
  • Buy plants at a plant sale hosted by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
  • Make pollinator crafts and play pollinator games
  • Learn about leafcutter bees
  • Extract and bottle your own honey for purchase and taste different types of honey
  • 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
  • Face painting
  •  Food will be available for purchase from Family Traditions BBQ & Sweets Food Truck
  • And more!

Attend to help celebrate pollinators in Nebraska, learn more about pollination and pollinators, and explore how you can help local pollinators. 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 Schramm Education Center parking lot. Questions about the event can be directed to Jen Ruyle, Outdoor Education Specialist, at 402-332-5022 or

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June 24
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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