Nebraska Outdoor Calendar

Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: Musky Mustelids: Fierce Fragrant Creatures

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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 […]

Conservation Career Chat- Private Lands Biologist

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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…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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Conservation Career Chat: Legacy Biologist

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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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