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Enjoy fall education opportunities at Schramm

LINCOLN, Neb. — Join the Schramm Education Center near Gretna for a variety of fall education opportunities this month.

All About Bats offered twice
Explore the echolocators of Nebraska and learn about bat myths, adaptations and habitats during All About Bats and Bat Houses. The event will be offered twice: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Schramm Education Center’s classroom and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Louisville State Recreation Area’s Oak Shelter.

Participants will discover how and why people use bat houses, and each family or group will receive a bat house provided by Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District.

Space is limited; registration is required through the event listing at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov.

For more information, email kelly.ekue@nebraska.gov.

Capitalize on fall break days
Learn about reptiles, bats, fishing, slingshots and more during fall break programs scheduled Oct. 15 and 22 at Schramm Education Center.

Fall break programs will last about 30 to 45 minutes starting at 10 a.m. and running hourly until 4:45 p.m. Find the complete program schedule in the event listing at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov.

Programs are included in admission: $10 for adults; $7 for youth ages 4 to 12; free for 3 and under; and $7 for seniors.

Learn about common butterflies of eastern Nebraska

Join Joanne Langabee and Holly Hofreiter from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at Schramm Education Center to learn about the common butterflies of eastern Nebraska.

The program is part of the monthly Schramm Sunday Speaker Series aimed at delivering expert presentations on the natural and cultural history of Nebraska. The event is free and open to the public.

Langabee and Hofreiter have been conducting butterfly field research at Laurtizen Gardens and Fontenelle Forest since 2015. Based on their research, they created a new field guide: “Common Butterflies of Eastern Nebraska.”

Participants will learn how to identify butterflies and about host and nectar plants that support butterflies. They’ll then head outside to search for butterfly host plants around the education center.

Register to attend through the event listing at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov.
For more information, email Jen Ruyle, outdoor education specialist, at jennifer.ruyle@nebraska.gov.

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