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Catch these Game and Parks education events in June

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission educators have scheduled interesting and engaging events for the curious in June. Here are some opportunities:

Beginning Nature Journaling educator workshop is June 8

Nature journaling can unlock creativity, provide data to observe patterns, help people understand the importance of good data collection, reinforce the scientific process, and express art, reading and writing skills.

The Schramm Education Center near Gretna will host a Beginning Nature Journaling educator workshop at 6 p.m. June 8.

This free workshop is for formal and informal educators who want to start nature journaling and may use the information in their classrooms or with students. Registration is required. Participants who attend the entire class will receive a nature journal, nature prompt book, literature and basic art supplies.

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

Nature Nerd Night to feature Incredible Invertebrates on June 21

Invertebrates account for more than 95% of all animal species on the planet. In the Nebraska Nature Nerd Night virtual webinar Incredible Invertebrates, outdoor educators will discuss the adaptations and behaviors these spineless creatures have that enable them to survive. The free event starts at 7 p.m. Central time June 21.

Registration is required through the event listing at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov. Participants also may submit questions to be answered during the webinar while registering. For more information, contact monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov or follow the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission or Nebraska Wildlife Education on Facebook.

Those unable to attend can view the recorded webinar on the Nebraska Game and Parks YouTube Education Channel.

The Nebraska Nature Nerd Night series, for curious adults, takes places on the third Tuesday of every month.

Family Nature Club: Pollinator Party set for June 4

Join the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for Family Nature Club: Pollinator Party on June 4 in Scottsbluff.

Activities will include interactive nature exploration related to pollinators. Meet at 10 a.m. Mountain time at the Elks Shelter in Riverside Park.

Family Nature Club is intended for children and their parents or grandparents. Space is limited. Registration is required at birdconservancy.doubleknot.com/…/pollin…/2863443.

Contact Delanie Bruce at delanie.bruce@birdconservancy.org or 308-633-1013 for more information.

Get to know birds of Kiowa WMA on June 11

Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to get to know the birds in the Scottsbluff area. At 9 a.m. Mountain time June 11, a bird walk will be held at Kiowa Wildlife Management Area.

Kiowa WMA, located just south of Morrill, has been designated a Nebraska Important Bird Area. It is vital to migrating waterfowl and shorebirds, even burrowing owls.

Binoculars and field guides will be available to borrow. Wear comfortable walking shoes. No restrooms are available at Kiowa WMA.

Registration is required. Call 308-633-1013 to register or for more information.

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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