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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

Prairie Club

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 scp@audubon.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.

The Nature Conservancy

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 mjasnowski@tnc.org or call her at (402) 694-4191 to be added to the Platte Prairies Work Days reminder list or to ask questions.

Crane Tours

March 10-19th, 2016

Meet at The Nature Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies!

13650 South Platte River Drive, Wood River, Nebraska

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.

Sunset tours:
Thursday, March 10th
Friday, March 11th
Saturday, March 12th
Friday, March 18th

Sunrise tours:
Saturday, March 12th
Saturday, March 19th

Contact Eliza Perry at (402) 342-0282 x 1012 or email  eperry@tnc.org 

Prairie Loft

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.

Springfest

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.

 Prairie Plains Resource Institute

Bader Park Tour

When:  February 20 & 27, 2016  7:00 am – 9:00 am
Description : Join us for a walking tour of Bader Park near Chapman, Nebraska. The trail hike is leisurely with plenty of time for discussion and observation. Refreshments following the hike at the Bader House.
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.
 
 

The  Crane Trust

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!

 NE Game  & Parks

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 lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov

 

Growing Up WILD

Monday, March 21, 2015
9 a.m. – noon
Papillion-LaVista District Office, Papillion
To register, email Lindsay Rogers at Lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov

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