Nebraska Outdoor Calendar

The Science of…Urban Wildlife

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When we think of urban areas, my mind goes to lots of people, and parks, architecture and other infrastructures. But, cities are way more complex and way more diverse than just the humans living there. Urban areas are often thriving with diverse wildlife- coyotes, foxes, raccoons, rats, mice, insects, and many different types of birds. […]

Bird Walk at Fort Robinson State Park

Fort Robinson State Park Crawford, NE

Join the Watchable Wildlife Biologist for an exploration of birds at Fort Robinson State Park. Together we will discover the resident birds as well as the migrating birds of the Pine Ridge. During the walk we will learn about bird migration, and the successful conservation management practices that make this Natural Legacy Demonstration Site important […]

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The Science of…Amphibians

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Too often do reptiles and amphibians get put together collaboratively, the truth is these two groups of animals have not shared a common ancestor for nearly 300 million years! Humans are more related to frogs, than frogs are to reptiles. In this episode of the Science of we will explore the science behind amphibians. Come […]

The Science of…Prairie Plants

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Nebraska’s nearly 1,500 species of native plants occupy habitats ranging from eastern Nebraska tallgrass prairies to Sandhill wetlands to dry rocky outcrops in the Panhandle. Though many of these species are common and widespread, many are restricted to unique habitats such as Sandhill fens and alkaline marshes. Nearly 400 plant species are considered at-risk in […]

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Homeschool Hikes, Monthly Nature Exploration Program at Schramm Education Center

Schramm Education Center 21502 West Highway 31, Gretna, NE

Schramm Park is launching a new, monthly, nature exploration program geared toward homeschool families. Each month, join an outdoor educator for a guided hike on the Schramm Park hiking trails. As we explore, we’ll ask questions, draw, observe, and make discoveries in nature. You’ll have the opportunity to observe local phenomena, plants, and animals while […]

Conservation Career Chat: Recreation Planner

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We’ve all heard the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Many times the answer is a doctor, a lawyer, a firefighter, or even an NBA superstar. Well, what about a web designer? Or a conservation officer? Or a fisheries biologist? Many times you don’t hear those careers be mentioned, but […]

The Science of…Spiders

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It’s natural to fear spiders, they have eight legs and many eyes, and are very different from humans. However, they do really important things and overall they tend to avoid humans. Spiders are also really good for our environment- they eat numerous other pesty bugs that you don’t want anywhere else such as your garden […]

Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: Stories from the Field: Wildlife Trafficking in the Great Plains

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Many of us might think of tigers, rhinos or elephants when we think about poaching. Unfortunately wildlife trafficking and wildlife crime occurs in more places than we’d like to think, including here in Nebraska. Join us nature nerds as we chat with conservation officers about this topic. We’ll hear their real stories from the field, […]

The Science of…Eggs

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Snakes do it, birds do it, insects do it, fish do it…I’m talking about laying eggs of course. Many animals will lay eggs because that is how they will pass on babies for the next generation. Not all animals will lay their eggs in nests like birds, some fish will lay them on vegetation in […]

The Science of…Migration

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It’s not just birds that migrate, although, this type of seasonal movement that most flocks do is probably the most well-known. But, migration can be seen happening in all major branches of the animal kingdom. This includes fish, insects, amphibians, mammals and even slime molds! Migration isn’t just about north to south, it could be […]

Snacks & Facts: Reptile Teeth and Foraging

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You've heard of Lunch & Learns, well how about snacks & facts? October is Nebraska Reptile Month, and to celebrate Nebraska Game and Parks is hosting a series of online learning opportunities every Tuesday in October from 12:30pm-1:20pm over the lunch hour. So, grab your favorite snacks, or your lunch, and learn some amazing facts […]

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The Big Sit

Lincoln Saline Wetlands Nature Center 570-598 W Industrial Lake Dr,, Lincoln, NE
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