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Outdoor skills after school programs

About the program

Outdoor skills after school programs teach youth wildlife identification, birding, hiking, turkey hunting, outdoor safety, fishing, geocaching and much more. At the same time, participating youth develop problem solving techniques, make new friends, and discover the confidence to participate in outdoor activities.

Lessons are divided by grade levels. Each lesson includes equipment kits for hands-on learning. As students progress through the program, they learn more technical outdoor skills. The program allows youth to challenge themselves, accomplish new goals, and gain a deeper appreciation of the great outdoors. This program puts life-long skills in the hands of Nebraska’s youth.

Who can get involved?

  • Afterschool programs
  • Camps
  • Classroom teachers
  • UNL 4-H County Extension Programs
  • School Clubs and Scouts

Interested educators can download the following sample lesson plans:

To participate, educators must first attend an onsite training or webinar. For more information or to get involved, email Julia Plugge.

Resources for educators

Lesson plans are available online for download.
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Forms for reporting completed programs may be filled out online.
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To reserve a kit with materials needed to complete lessons, please fill out and return the kit check-out contract, contact Julia Plugge and add your name to the reservation calendar.
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