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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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Teachers invited to explore educational opportunities at Schramm Education Center

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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

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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

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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

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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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