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.

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

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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For more information or to reserve a kit with materials needed to complete lessons, please email Julia Plugge at