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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!


Buffalo Bill’s Nebraska

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

Feb. 2
– Western history author and lecturer Jeff Barnes brings the life and legend of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody in Nebraska to Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in Fort Calhoun for a presentation on Sunday, February 2, 1 p.m.
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Wood Duck Day

Pawnee State Recreation Area

Feb. 8
Participants will meet at the office at Pawnee SRA to build, paint, and place wood duck boxes throughout the park. This activity will take place outdoors so be sure to dress for the weather. Hot chocolate and coffee will be available.
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Birds & Binoculars

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

Feb. 8
Bird lovers of all ages are invited to gather at the park’s Administration Office for bird viewing and identification in preparation for the Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count.
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Little Saplings Early Childhood Nature Discovery Program

Schramm Education Center

Feb. 11
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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Valentine’s Special

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

Feb. 10-14
Reserve a cabin or lodge room between February 10th – 14th and add a Valentine’s package to your reservation!
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Valentine’s Day Getaway

Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area

Feb. 14-16
Reserve your cabin from February 14-16 for a 30% discount. Reservations are limited, call 402-388-4169 to book today!
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Valentine’s Dining

Platte River State Park

Feb. 14-15
Enjoy dinner and a 30% discount on a cabin on Valentine’s night at Platte River State Park with your special someone. Early reservations recommended. Make your dinner and cabin reservations today! 402-234-2217
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Birds & Breakfast

Ponca State Park

Feb. 14-15
Make your reservation today and celebrate Birds and Breakfast at Ponca State Park February 14th and 15th! Enjoy a 30% discount on lodging, Saturday breakfast, complimentary firewood, and the opportunity to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Book two nights and receive a free bottle of wine or sparkling juice.
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Schramm Sunday Speaker Series

Schramm Education Center

Feb. 16
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.
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Winter Wildlife Tracking

Wildcat Hills Nature Center

Feb. 22
Come and investigate tracks and other signs that winter-time animals leave behind. Contact the Nature Center at 308-436-3777 for more information.
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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 Education 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.
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