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Park Events

State parks and recreation areas across Nebraska offer guided hikes, bird-watching, family events, camping, fishing, naturalist activities and much, much more. Find an event near you today!

Jesse James in Nebraska

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

March 7
Western history author and lecturer Jeff Barnes brings the life and legend of the notorious Jesse James in Nebraska to Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m.
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Little Saplings Early Childhood Nature Discovery Program

Schramm Education Center

March 10
For children ages 2-5 and their adult caregiver, Little Saplings will bring monthly nature themes to life for your child through story telling, sensory activities, craft, and outdoor exploration!
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Marsh Madness

Ponca State Park

March 7, 14, 21, & 28
Witness the wonder of spring waterfowl migration along the Missouri River. This annual event features Avian Adventure tours and viewing blind sessions that allow visitors the opportunity to watch and learn about waterfowl, eagles, and other early spring migrants.
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Schramm Sunday Speaker Series

Schramm Education Center

March 15
Join us for our free speaker series at Schramm Education Center where we will be promoting conversations that facilitate scientific literacy and encourage lifelong learning for all ages. Registration is required for this event.
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Conversations with your Conservation Officer

Schramm Education Center

March 14 & 15, April 18 & 19
Learn more about how Nebraska Game and Parks Conservation Officers protect our state’s natural resources while serving the people of Nebraska. Ask questions, hear stories and learn more about the role of a conservation officer!
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Spring Equinox: Traditions and Celebrations

Wildcat Hills Nature Center

March 21
Explore the traditions and celebrations held to mark the incoming of spring. These unusual spring traditions might just spark a new tradition for your family!
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Reading the Rocks Geology Event

Schramm Education Center

April 4
Join us anytime for this FREE family event between 10am and 2pm at Schramm Park State Recreation Area’s Geological Display on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Experts in the field will guide guests on a journey through 300 million years of history at the outcrop.
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Amphibians of Nebraska

Schramm Education Center

April 11
Schramm Education Center is partnering with the University of Nebraska – Lincoln to host an “Amphibians of Nebraska” event on Saturday April 11 from 9:30am – 4pm. This free public program will feature University of Nebraska-Lincoln herpetologist Dennis Ferraro presenting live exhibits in Schramm’s classroom featuring native species of frogs, toads, and salamanders that call Nebraska home.
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Little Saplings Early Childhood Nature Discovery Center

Schramm Education Center

April 14
For children ages 2-5 and their adult caregiver, Little Saplings will bring monthly nature themes to life for your child through story telling, sensory activities, craft, and outdoor exploration!
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Living History

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

April 15 – 19
Experience living history at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park.