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

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

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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Teachers invited to explore educational opportunities at Schramm Education Center

LINCOLN, Neb. – Eastern Nebraska teachers are invited to explore the newly renovated Schramm Education Center and its field trip opportunities at teacher’s preview events to be held in June and July. Starting in the fall, the staff at the Schramm Education Center will be offering both self-guided field trips as well as programming led by highly qualified educators. The preview events allow teachers to tour the new facility, learn about the field trip opportunities and sign up. “The programming …

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New Schramm Education Center to host grand opening on May 18

GRETNA, Neb. – The Schramm Education Center – a fully renovated and greatly expanded iteration of the former Aksarben Aquarium – will hold a grand opening celebration on May 18. Admission to the center will be free during the grand opening event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new education center at Schramm Park State Recreation Area near Gretna opened for daily use on May 1. Since then, hundreds of visitors have enjoyed the new …

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Free Fishing and Park Entry Day is May 18

LINCOLN, Neb. – Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska is May 18. Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day. Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, held annually in Nebraska on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend, means anyone can explore outdoor opportunities at any Nebraska state park, state recreation area or state historical park. Anglers must observe all fishing regulations. Camping, lodging …

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Schoolyard Bioblitz workshop April 27 at Schramm Education Center

LINCOLN, Neb. – A Schoolyard Bioblitz workshop for formal and informal educators will be held at Schramm Education Center on April 27. This workshop, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will inform about citizen science, facilitating Bioblitz events, using iNaturalist in the classroom, and resources available for educators. A Bioblitz is a collaborative survey of the different species found within a defined area during a certain timeframe. It allows students to practice fieldwork, data collection, and the chance to learn …

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Commission to consider fees for Schramm Education Center

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider proposed user fees for the new Schramm Education Center when it meets Jan. 18 in Lincoln. Schramm Education Center, built on the site of the former Aksarben Aquarium within Schramm Park State Recreation Area in Sarpy County, will be an interactive, state-of-the-art nature center featuring the state’s river, pond and lake systems. It will open in the spring of 2019. The education center is part of the Venture Parks …

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