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Photography and Scrapbooking at Ponca State Park

Learn about turtles and tortoises and how to photograph them at Ponca State Park on Saturday, November 22.

Visit Ponca State Park on Saturday, November 22 for a natural science lesson on turtles, tortoises and the Missouri River. Bring your camera to learn about nature photography, and then make a scrapbook to share all your memories. Meet at the Resource and Education Center for all programs. All ages are welcome.

At 10 a.m., meet the park’s resident turtles and tortoises and learn the differences between the two species. Bring your own camera to learn how to properly take photos of these reptiles safely and respectfully in the wild. Program is free.

At 1 p.m., go out to the Missouri River to learn about the importance of rivers and how you can help them. Enjoy the opportunity to take photos with your camera and discuss nature photography techniques with staff and fellow participants. Program is free.

At 2:30 p.m., make your own scrapbook to share your memories, pictures and drawings at $2/craft.

Come for the day or stay for the weekend. Ponca State Park has several modern mini-lodges and rustic cabins available by reservation. To find out more, contact the park at 402-755-2284. All vehicles must display a valid park sticker for entry.

About Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

NEBRASKAland Associate Editor Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam, and moved to the United States with her parents in 1992. She graduated from Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, California, in 2008 and completed her bachelor’s degree at UCLA in 2012. Wheatley was editor-in-chief for her high school newspaper and continued to write in college, freelancing for various publications, the Tiger Woods Foundation and writing for her blog FoodForHunters.com. After graduating college, she moved to Nebraska in early 2013 to join the Commission as Regional Editor at NEBRASKAland Magazine. She then became associate editor in 2015. Wheatley enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing and wild game cooking.

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