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The Prairie Club is an intergenerational, multi-cultural club that gathers at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center the first Saturday of each month to take part in fun and educational activities focused on the tallgrass prairie.
If you want to learn more about the club, please call Chris Thody, 402-797-2301.
All meetings of the Prairie Club are on the first Saturday of the month, from 10:00-12:00 noon at Spring Creek Prairie. Here is the schedule of meetings for the first half of 2014:
January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, and May 3.
The Nature Conservancy depends heavily on the efforts of volunteers like you to make our conservation efforts successful.
Volunteering with us is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about your natural world.
Platte Prairies Work Days for 2014
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. We’ll be working on:
June 7, July 5, August 2, & September 6
Email Mardell (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.
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 6 1-6pm
A party for the planting season. FREE ADMISSION
Flatwater Music Festival June 27 & 28
Celebrating music, culture, & community
Harvest Celebration Sunday October 5, 1-6pm
Fall farm fun. FREE ADMISSION
Bader Park Walking Tour 7 a.m. March 1st
Focus – Winter birds and migrating waterfowl. Join us for a walking tour of Bader Park located 3 miles south of Chapman, NE, along the Platte River. Call the office at 402-694-5535 for more information.
Griffith Prairie Hike 7 a.m. – 9a.am. March 8th
Focus – Winter birds and migrating waterfowl. Join us for a walking tour of Griffith Prairie and Farm, 4 miles west of Marquette, Nebraska, along the Platte River. Those wishing to carpool to Griffith’s should meet at the Prairie Plains office in Aurora at 6:30 a.m. Call the office at 402-694-5535 for more information.
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!