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Catch these Game and Parks education events in November

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission educators have scheduled interesting and engaging events for the curious in November. Here are a few opportunities:

Little Saplings early childhood series presents Fall Colors

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Little Saplings early childhood nature discovery program will have the program, Fall Colors, in its monthly series at Schramm Education Center at 9 a.m. Nov. 3.

The series, which is designed for children ages 2-5 and their adult caregiver, will bring nature themes to life through stories, sensory activities, crafts and outdoor exploration. The series is on the first Wednesday each month.

The remaining program in the series is Night Animals set for Dec. 1.

See the calendar event entry at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov for more information.

Nebraska Nature Nerd Night to discuss stories from field

LINCOLN, Neb. – Just like in any other line of work, field researchers can have bad or strange days, too. Join Nebraska Nature Nerd Night at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 for a virtual chat. Research scientists will share stories about the comical and sometimes strange side of studying the natural world.

The event is part of the monthly Nebraska Nature Nerd Night virtual series for curious adults. These webinars, on the third Tuesday of each month, explore the secrets and science of nature through storytelling and conversation.

Registration is required. See the calendar event entry at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov for the registration link or more information. Questions for the guest may be submitted during registration.

Homeschool Hikes set for Nov. 17 at Schramm Park SRA

LINCOLN, Neb. – Come to Schramm Park State Recreation Area on Nov. 17 for Homeschool Hikes, a new nature exploration program at for homeschool families. The four-month series, which began in September, is at 9 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month

An outdoor educator will lead a guided hike while participants ask questions, draw, observe and make discoveries in nature.

Visit the event listing at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov for more information and to register.

Conservation Career Chat: Park superintendent

LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Nov. 17 in its series of virtual Conservation Career Chats. Katie Leware will discuss her duties as an assistant park superintendent at Ponca State Park.

The series, at 10 a.m. Central time via Zoom on the third Wednesday of each month, highlights a different Game and Parks career. Each interview is recorded and uploaded to the Nebraska Game and Parks Education YouTube Channel.

See the calendar event entry at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov for the registration link as well as a schedule of future Conservation Career Chats.

For more information, contact monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov or check out the Nebraska Wildlife Education Facebook page.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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