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Lesson plans highlight Nebraska park system

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LINCOLN, Neb. — A new set of lesson plans offers teachers of those in kindergarten through sixth grade opportunities to integrate the Nebraska State Parks Centennial into their classrooms. Ten plans and one interactive map explore different facets of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission park system, which dates to 1921 when Chadron State Park became the first of 76 park areas in the state. The lesson plans — adapted for classrooms, online learning or informal settings — are downloadable …

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Adults only: Virtual webinar talks animal love in time for Valentine’s Day

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a webinar “Dude, Let’s Talk Animal Love” will explore the strange ways animals attract mates and how those animals may be celebrating the holiday this year. The free webinar, hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Central Time on Feb. 10. The virtual event is for adult audiences. Pre-registration is required through the event listing at calendar.outdoornebraska.org. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation …

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Explore conservation careers with Game and Parks virtual chats

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Ever wondered what a day in the life of a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officer is really like? Or what equipment the zoologist uses to track tiger beetles? How about how many miles the public information officers hike to get photos for a Nebraskaland story? Wonder no more. During 2021, Game and Parks will host a monthly virtual Conservation Career Chat featuring one of 12 jobs within the agency. The live interviews will be at …

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Nebraska Game and Parks to host a free virtual pre-K program: Nature Tails

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hosting a new, virtual series designed for preschoolers. The free Nature Tails will be at 10 a.m. CST on Tuesdays, starting Jan. 12. Each week, Game and Parks outdoor educators from across the state will kick off nature-themed sessions by reading a children’s book tailored to the theme. Afterward, educators will lead a quick activity for children and their families. The themes are: Jan. 12 – Mammals Jan. 19 – …

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Explore the science behind common nature finds in six-part ‘Science Of’ series

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LINCOLN, Nebraska — Hibernation. Protective fur, feathers or scales. Lichens. On the surface, these topics may all seem unrelated, but each is a part of a six-week virtual webinar series, “The Science Of”, hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The series, taught by Game and Parks educators, starts Jan. 14 and will take place at 3 p.m. CST via Zoom. The series is designed to explore the science behind everyday things people see or hear about nature or …

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2021 Nebraska Fish Art Contest open for entries

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can discover the outdoors by participating in the second annual Nebraska Fish Art Contest. The 2021 contest, which is sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Wildlife Forever and Bass Pro Shops, is accepting entries through March 31, 2021. Enter at statefishart.org. This free international art and writing competition gives young people the opportunity to highlight their artistic talents while learning about fish, fishing and aquatic conservation. Participants can win …

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Virtual bird banding programs offered for free

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, in conjunction with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is hosting a series of live virtual bird banding programs on Tuesdays through Oct. 6. The interactive program is perfect for all ages and will last from 9-10 a.m. CST (8-9 a.m. MST). Registration is required at bit.ly/VirtualBirdBanding. Program participants can expect to see live birds and learn from educators about the species captured, as well as about the process of bird banding. …

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Virtual Events for Pollinator Week June 22-28

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LINCOLN, Neb. – In honor of the role pollinators play in Nebraska’s economy and ecosystems, Gov. Pete Ricketts has proclaimed June 22-28, 2020, Nebraska Pollinator Week. The celebration of Nebraska Pollinator Week, typically commemorated with pollinator-related events across the state, has taken on a new form this year in the interest of public health due to COVID-19. Virtual events will be hosted, and Nebraskans can join the Nebraska Pollinator Week 2020 Challenge, head outside, look for pollinators, and be a …

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April outdoor calendar

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) events and important dates in April. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. March 31-April 1 – Easter Weekend Celebration, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park (SHP), Nebraska City April 3 – Learn to Hunt Spring Turkey workshop, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte April 3 – Wild Game Processing Clinic, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal …

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Game and Parks’ focus on monarch conservation includes education

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska children can learn about the importance of monarch butterflies and milkweed in the Monarchs on a Mission project. Monarchs on a Mission aims to educate children by inviting them to color a monarch of their own. The colored monarchs will be collected and used in an exhibit at the Nebraska State Capitol this summer during Pollinator Week 2017. Monarchs across North America are disappearing. Pesticide and herbicide use, deforestation of their wintering grounds in Mexico and …

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