This site is designed to be a hub of information about prairies, especially Nebraska prairies, for landowners, biologists, and communtiy members. It addresses all aspects of the prairie, including resources, events, management , guides, restoration techniques, research, outreach, contacts, and much more. Just click on one of the categories at the top of this page or on one of the links to the right to get started.
The Prairie Club is an intergenerational, multi-cultural club that gathers at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center the fourth Saturday of each month to take part in fun and educational activities focused on the tallgrass prairie. For youth ages 10-16 years.
If you want to learn more about the club or register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-797-2301
All meetings of the Prairie Club are on the fourth Saturday of the month, from 10:00-12:00 noon at Spring Creek Prairie.
Platte Prairies Volunteer Work Days TNC Volunteer Pamphlet
We would love your help with seed harvesting, native plant nursery work, invasive species control, and other jobs to restore and maintain healthy grasslands at the Platte Prairies. Come join the fun on the first Saturday of each month.
Email Mardell Jasnowski at email@example.com or call her at (402) 694-4191 to be added to the Platte Prairies Work Days reminder list or to ask questions.
March 10-19th, 2016
Meet at The Nature Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies!
Calling all crane lovers! Please save the dates and make this your year to see the sandhill cranes. These tours are free for members, but space is limited.
REGISTRATION BEGINS FEBRUARY 1, 2016.
Thursday, March 10th
Friday, March 11th
Saturday, March 12th
Friday, March 18th
Saturday, March 12th
Saturday, March 19th
Contact Eliza Perry at (402) 342-0282 x 1012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Outdoor Club
Third Saturday of Each Month 10-11:30am
Outdoor activities geared toward kids ages 2-8 with their parents or guardians. Outdoor exploration, art activities, take-home projects, and more. $5 per family per Saturday.
Sunday, April 24, 2016 1-6pm
A celebration for the planting season. Agriculture & nature activities, art, music, food and fun for all ages. Free admission!
Flatwater Music Festival
Friday and Saturday June 24 & 25, 2016
A festival of music, culture, community and fun. Live music, kids’ activities, workshops, food, vendors & more.
Junior Farmhands Camp for ages 7-10
June 1-3, 9am-2pm
Dig in to experience the cycles and systems of life on a farm. We’ll explore soil, water, plants, insects, and the process of growing food. Get creative through art, craft and journaling projects, and storytelling.
Bader Park Tour
Sherman Ranch Prairie Hike
When: Sat, March 5, 7am – 9am
Description: Join us for a walking tour of the Sherman Ranch Prairie near Marquette, Nebraska. The hike is leisurely with plenty of time for discussion and observation. Migrating waterfowl will be observed during the hike.
Nature Trails & Bison Herd Exhibit
The Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center’s Platte River Discovery Trail is a wonderful destination for all ages. Go birding, cool your feet in the Platte River, spend quiet time with our live bison herd, or relax atop our observation tower with a commanding view of the surrounding prairie and Platte River Valley. Native plants, wildflowers and wildlife abound along miles of natural hiking trails. Open year round and handicap accessible!
Project WILD provides interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum and materials that focus on wildlife. Project WILD programs and materials assist learners of all ages to develop the awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment to act responsibly in matters concerning wildlife. Nebraska’s Project WILD Program offers educator workshop including: Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Growing Up WILD and Flying WILD. Additionally, we offer many advanced workshops focusing on specific topics such as bats, pollinators, insects and birds. Workshops are free and provide educators with curriculum guides and resources.
Project WILD and Aquatic WILD
Thursdays, March 17 and 24, 2016
5:50 – 8 p.m.
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln
To register, email Lindsay Rogers at email@example.com
Growing Up WILD
Monday, March 21, 2015
9 a.m. – noon
Papillion-LaVista District Office, Papillion
To register, email Lindsay Rogers at Lindsay.firstname.lastname@example.org