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Schramm Education Center closed Sept. 22

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Schramm Education Center in Gretna will be closed Sept. 22 during construction on the parking lot. Visitors can still access Schramm Park State Recreation Area, located directly east of the facility, to enjoy time outdoors. The park includes ponds, nature trails, a geologic display and a historic fish hatchery. Buy your park entry permits online at OutdoorNebraska.org. For more information, call the education center at 402-332-3901.

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Game and Parks provides online learning resources

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Need an excuse to keep busy and learn something new? Need free resources that can teach children about the natural world? Look no further. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offers a wealth of free education activities and lesson plans now curated in one place at OutdoorNebraska.org/onlineeducation. There people can find lesson plans, ask a nature question, find ideas for science activities and crafts, and more — all engaging, scientifically-accurate and age appropriate — with items already …

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Commission temporarily closing four facilities to public access

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LINCOLN, Neb. – In proactive state and national effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and ensure the health of its customers and staff, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is temporarily closing four facilities. From March 14 through May 31, the following facilities are closed to public walk-in access: Schramm Education Center near Gretna, the indoor Activity Center Building at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park near Ashland, Wildcat Hills Nature Center near Gering, and the Nebraska Game …

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Schramm Education Center to host Conversations with Your Conservation Officer

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Learn more about how Nebraska Game and Parks conservation officers protect the state’s natural resources and serve Nebraskans at Conversations with Your Conservation Officer, March 14-15 and April 18-19. Hosted at the Schramm Education Center in Gretna, the presentations will offer the public the chance to ask questions, hear stories, and learn more about the role of a conservation officer. An educational trailer will also be available that sheds light on the issue of wildlife poaching in …

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Schramm Speaker Series to feature watchable wildlife March 15

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Learn how citizens can contribute to scientific research by observing wildlife March 15 at Schramm Education Center near Gretna. Alie Mayes, watchable wildlife biologist with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, at 2 p.m. will present People Powered Science, a program about citizen science, as part of the Schramm Sunday Speaker Series. This series is a monthly program in which experts deliver presentations on the natural and cultural history of Nebraska. The series is designed to promote …

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Read the Rocks event at Schramm on April 4

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Come to the Reading the Rocks event at Schramm Park State Recreation Area on April 4 and learn about the geology of the area. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., experts will be at the park’s Geological Display to guide guests on a journey through 300 million years of history at the outcrop. They will talk about how layers of rock can teach us about geological events that shape our planet, climate trends and organisms that lived …

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Beginning Bird Carving Workshop scheduled at Schramm Education Center

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LINCOLN, Neb. – If you’re fascinated by birds, and looking to learn a new creative skill, consider attending the Beginning Bird Carving Workshop at Schramm Education Center on March 29. This free workshop will be led by the Central Flyway Decoy Collectors & Carvers Club. During the four-hour workshop, club members will introduce bird carving to beginners through presentations, live demonstrations, and opportunities for attendees to practice hands-on techniques. Attendees will leave the workshop with an appreciation of the unique …

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Schramm Education Center hosting Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 15

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Bird lovers of all ages can enjoy learning about the birds of Nebraska, getting outside with family and contributing to science on Feb. 15 at the Schramm Education Center’s Great Backyard Bird Count event. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual citizen science event in which participants across the nation count birds and submit checklists to be used by researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. “It’s a great nationwide effort …

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Schramm Education Center hosting Christmas Bird Count for Kids Jan. 3

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Get the family outdoors, learn about wildlife and contribute to science Jan. 3 at the Christmas Bird Count for Kids, hosted by the Schramm Education Center. Staff will lead families on bird walks and bird feeder watches, help tally results and share them with the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count project. The Christmas Bird Count is a 119-year-old event where bird lovers of all ages and skill levels count all the birds they can see …

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Schramm Education Center to offer monthly speaker series

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Guests to Schramm Education Center will soon have the opportunity to attend the Schramm Sunday Speaker Series, a monthly program featuring experts on the natural and cultural history of Nebraska. The series is free and open to the public, and is designed to encourage lifelong learning for all ages and to promote conversations that facilitate scientific literacy. The spring schedule is: — Birding by Ear, Jan. 19: Jason St. Sauver, director of education and outreach at Audubon …

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