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Fort Kearny SRA Program to Teach Families Outdoor Skills Aug. 12-14

LINCOLN – Enjoy family time and learning new skills at the Becoming an Outdoors-Family program on Aug. 12-14 at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area. Participants will learn basic outdoor skills in a fun, relaxed environment while working with expert instructors. Individual workshops will cover a variety of outdoor sports, such as fishing, camping, outdoor cooking and archery. “Our workshops are open to all types of families,” said Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Outdoor Education Specialist Christy Christiansen. “Bring your grandchild, …

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View Sandhill Cranes at Fort Kearny SHP and SRA

LINCOLN – Sandhill crane enthusiasts are invited to visit Fort Kearny State Historical Park and State Recreation Area to enjoy the spring migration. The visitor center will open daily March 5 – April 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Staff will answer questions and direct visitors to viewing areas. One popular viewing location is the hike-bike bridge over the Platte River at the recreation area. The bridge is one-third mile from the parking area. The best viewing times are a half …

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Learn Outdoor Skills as a Family at Fort Kearny SRA

LINCOLN – Learn lifelong outdoor skills as a family at the Becoming an Outdoors-Family workshop Aug. 8-9 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park and State Recreation Area. Skills learned will help families enjoy the outdoors, create memories and start new traditions. Those skills include fishing, hiking, camping, kayaking, aquatic education, outdoor cooking, archery and air guns. Free time may be spent enjoying swimming, disc golf, sand volleyball or visiting nearby Fort Kearny State Historical Park. The fee is $60 for …

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Learn Outdoor Skills as Family at Fort Kearny SRA Workshop

LINCOLN – It’s not too late to schedule some family time outdoors by participating in the Becoming an Outdoors-Family workshop Aug. 8-9 at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area. This Nebraska Game and Parks Commission workshop is designed so participants can learn a variety of skills as a family and spend more time together outdoors. Activities to be taught include cooking, shooting sports, fishing, aquatic ecology, kayaking, geocaching, bird watching, hiking, swimming, sand volleyball and disc golf. The fee is $99 …

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Fort Kearny ODP Offers Activities for Dogs

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Fort Kearny Outdoor Discovery Program is going to the dogs May 11. Come out for a free day of outdoor fun and don’t forget to bring the family dog. The program has several activities for dogs this year, including a dock jumping competition, in which your pet chases a dummy off a dock into the water. There is a timed retriever maze, in which your dog will retrieve a dummy while winding through a field of …

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Enjoy Fort Kearny Outdoor Discovery Program May 11

LINCOLN, Neb. – Outdoor fun awaits families at the Family Outdoor Discovery Program at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area on May 11. This spring celebration of Nebraska’s outdoors is free and runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Among the activities available for all ages and experience levels are shooting sports (shotgun, 3-D archery, aerial archery and air rifle), kayaking, fishing, dog field activities, campground games, sling shots and trapping. In addition, you can compete in a s’mores eating contest, learn about Nebraska’s …

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Enjoy Spring Migration at Fort Kearny

LINCOLN, Neb. – Make Fort Kearny State Historical Park a destination for enjoying the spring migration this year. Millions of geese and ducks are now using the Platte River Valley, and the first of the estimated 500,000 sandhill cranes are beginning to arrive. The visitor center is now open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through April 7. Camping is available at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area; the shower building will be open the third week in March. The hike/bike trail …

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