Nebraska Outdoor Calendar

 

Pre-K Nature Tails Program

NE
Virtual Event

Gather your little ducklings, tadpoles, and bookworms for Nebraska Game and Parks’ new pre-k virtual nature program- Nature Tails! Every Tuesday at 10am (Central Time) our outdoor educators from across the state will be reading a nature-themed children’s book in collaboration with the theme that week via ZOOM. After a short book there will be […]

Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: What’s the Buzz with Nebraska’s Wild Bees?

Online - Zoom NE
Virtual Event

Join us nature nerds as we chat with bee experts Dr. Natalia Bjorklund and Katie Lamke about all things wild bees! We’ll learn more about the incredible diversity of wild bee species found in Nebraska, exciting secrets of their annual life cycle in our prairie state, and ways you can get involved by becoming a […]

Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: Ladies Run the (Bird) World

Online - Zoom NE
Virtual Event

Join us nature nerds as we chat with Jason “The Bird Nerd” St. Sauver, Director of Education and Outreach at Audubon Nebraska, about the real show stoppers of the bird world; the females! We’ll find out why despite being overlooked for the flashy and singing males, the ladies run the roost when it comes to […]

Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: Partying With Parasites: Diving into UNL’s Parasitology Lab

Online - Zoom NE
Virtual Event

Not all creatures are cuddly and cute, but as nature nerds we’re curious about all living organisms, including parasites! Join us as we chat with research scientists who study these peculiar creatures. What is a parasite? How is their life cycle different from other organisms? We’ll learn more about how parasitism is actually one of […]

Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: Life in the Past Lane: Discovering Nebraska’s Prehistoric Creatures

Online - Zoom NE
Virtual Event

Mammoths and camels and beardogs, oh my! What incredible creatures roamed Nebraska over the last millions of years? Join us nature nerds as we chat with Highway Paleontologist Shane Tucker to find out! Through stories and conversations we’ll learn how Shane studies fossils as a means to travel through time, uncovering prehistoric landscapes and learning […]

Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: Musky Mustelids: Fierce Fragrant Creatures

Online - Zoom NE
Virtual Event

Badgers, otters, minks and weasels...besides being both adorable and ferocious, what do they all have in common? They all belong to a stellar but stinky group of mammals known as “Mustelids”. Join us nature nerds as we chat with zoologist Shaun Dunn, and learn more about the incredible adaptations and unique abilities of mustelids, and […]

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

Online - Zoom NE
Virtual Event

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, […]

Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: Venomous Snakes: Breaking Down the Science of Toxic Adaptations

Online - Zoom NE
Virtual Event

Venom is one of nature’s most powerful weapons, and is found across the animal world. Join us nature nerds as we chat with herpetologists Dennis Ferraro and Chris Visser about venomous snakes, how they got their venom, how venom works, and even how venom can be useful for humans in the field of medicine. Registration […]

Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: Stories From the Field: Research Flops and Failures

Online - Zoom NE
Virtual Event

Many of us might be able to spout out a few fun animal facts from time to time. But have you ever wondered how we came to know about the animal world? Through biologists, ecologists, zoologists, and other research scientists getting out in the field and studying these creatures! Just like in any other line […]

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.

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