LINCOLN – Explore a snake pit, watch a live animal show, hold giant insects, learn how to make fishing lures and more during NaturePalooza, a free annual event designed to teach kids and families about nature through a variety of hands-on activities. This year’s NaturePalooza will take place at Hardin Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus on Sept. 30 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Other activities slated for the event include demonstrations on bats, bicycle repair, composting, recycling, owls and tree rings. Those who attend will also be able to make their own bird feeders, mammal tracks stamps, turkey calls and fishing lures, among other activities.
Food trucks will be available at the event, and the String Beans will provide musical entertainment. The event is sponsored by the UNL School of Natural Resources, with support from many other organizations, including the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. More information is available online at go.unl.edu/naturepalooza.