Nebraska Outdoor Calendar

 

Finding Fungi and Other Fun Forms

Online - Zoom NE
Virtual Event

Are you just a fun-guy (or girl/person) that likes learning about lichen and other cool forms? Have we got the program for you! Join Andrea Bornemeier from the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center to explore what lichen, fungi, and slime molds can be found in and around Lincoln, Nebraska. Register in advance at: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rdeGqpj4jGdxUy8Z4WeLxP6C8OFu0s0l7 This […]

Free

Backyard Biodiversity

Online - Zoom NE

With spring comes so much life right in your own backyard, out your window, or at a local park. Join Jason ‘the Birdnerd” and insect expert Kait Chapman to learn more about some common birds, bugs, plants, and more that can be found around everyone’s home, yard, and local park. Jason & Kait will also […]

Birds & Books Educator Workshop

Online - Zoom NE

Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons. We will connect literature books with simple, long-term science investigations. Workshop participants will receive: bird-related, science-focused lessons, bird-related literature books, and 2 hours of approved in-service credit. This workshop is FREE to attend, however, pre-registration is required here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BirdsandBooks […]

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 […]

Pollinators & Paperbacks Educator Workshop

Online - Zoom NE

Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons. We will connect literature books with simple, long-term science investigations. Who Should Attend?  Preschool aged formal and informal educators and daycare providers. Participants will receive: pollinator related-science focused lessons, pollinator-related literature books, and 2 hours of approved in-service […]

CNC Kickoff: Find, Snap, Share!

Online - Zoom NE
Virtual Event

Find, Snap, Share! Join us to learn how YOU can participate in the Lincoln City Nature Challenge. Learn more about the history and goals of the CNC, how to use iNaturalist, and where to explore in Lancaster county to participate. We will also have time to answer any of your CNC related questions. Register in […]

Free

The Science of…Butterflies & Moths

Online - Zoom NE

Both of these insects fall under the same order Lepidoptera, but they possess many differences that classify them as either butterflies or moths.  For instance the way they rest their wings, whether they are nocturnal or diurnal, the shape of their antennae, their color, their eyes, and even where they can be found all make […]

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 […]

Conservation Career Chat-Public Relations Manager

Online - Zoom NE

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…Birds

Online - Zoom NE

In a simple description birds are warm-blooded vertebrates and are the only animal that has feathers.  But, birds are so much more than that!  In Nebraska we have over 450 species of birds due to our interesting geographic location.  We may not have penguins or flamingos, but do not discount all the interesting species that […]

NGPC Rare Butterfly Survey Zoom Training

Online - Zoom NE

Please consider helping to document rare butterflies in Nebraska. This community science effort will monitor two species: the regal fritillary and monarch butterfly. The butterfly surveys will primarily take place in the tall grass prairie ecosystem of Nebraska (the eastern quarter of the state). However, we are expanding the surveys this year to include sites […]

The Science of…Animal Architects

Online - Zoom NE

Skyscrapers, apartment complexes, and condos are pretty neat when you look at all the architecture behind them.  And I don’t know about you, but I could not build my own home!  But, many animals in Nebraska are their own architects, building unique homes that not only look nice, but also protect them from predators, the […]

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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