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Catch these Game and Parks education events in July

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

Nature Nerd Night to feature Aquatic Wonders on July 19

Fish, with their scales, swim bladders and lateral lines, have amazing adaptations. In the Nebraska Nature Nerd Night virtual webinar Aquatic Wonders, outdoor educators will discuss the diversity and life strategies of Nebraska fish. The free event starts at 7 p.m. Central time July 19.

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 takes places on the third Tuesday of every month.

‘Science of’ virtual webinar series returns in July

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s popular “Science of” virtual webinar series returns in July.

Every Thursday at 3 p.m. Central time, Game and Parks educators will discuss some of the science behind common things regarding nature and animals. The topic on July 7 will be bats.

The hourlong webinars are free, but separate registration is required for each. See the calendar event entries at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov for registration links.

The webinar schedule of topics: July 7 – Nebraska bats; July 14 – Crayfish; July 21 – Beetles; July 28 – Edible plants.

The webinars will be recorded and posted to the Nebraska Game and Parks YouTube Education Channel.

Contact monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov for more information. Check out the events on Game and Parks’ Facebook page and the Nebraska Project WILD Facebook page.

Early Childhood Educator Workshop set for July 30

A Discover Nature Early Childhood Educator Workshop is scheduled July 30 in Fremont. This free training is designed so educators can increase the quantity and quality of experiences children ages 1-6 have with nature.

Participants will receive three environmental education curriculum guides, a certificate for six hours of in-service credit, and the knowledge to implement hands-on experiences in their work with children.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Growing Hearts Academy, 960 Johnson Road. Participants should bring a lunch.

Visit the calendar event entry to register at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov.

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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