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Bring the Entire Family to Enjoy a Day of FREE Interactive Hands-on Activities

May 10, 2014  

Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo
will showcase the state’s vast number of fun activities for outdoor enthusiast of all ages.  This event is designed to meet the needs of anyone interested in outdoor lifestyle, regardless of age or experience. 

Check out the full day of activities >>

School Days

Attend “The Outdoor Discovery Program (formally known as the Nebraska Outdoor Expo) at one of three regional locations.  Nebraska's largest outdoor classroom will provide students the opportunity to participate in numerous hands-on adventures!

Registration is required for School Days.

Click through photos from past events on ODP Flickr Gallery

2014 Dates and Locations




Platte River State Park
(Near Louisville)

April 15 & 16

4 & 5

Teacher's Guide

Trails West YMCA Camp

April 29 & April 30

5, 6 & 7

Teacher's Guide

Fort Kearny
State Recreation Area

(Near Kearney)

May 8 & 9

4, 5 & 6

Teachers Guide

Fort Kearny
State Recreation Area

(Near Kearney)

School Day Registration:

New to the event? - Contact Julia Plugge to register.  Phone 402-471-6009

Registration Dates - TBA

2014 Activities

  • Archery
  • Shotgun
  • Backpacking
  • Camping Recreation
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Aquatic Education
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Safety in the Outdoors
  • Nebraska History
  • Wildlife Identification
  • Natural Resource, Water & Soil  Ed.
  • Slingshots
  • Bowfishing

Thinking About Getting Involved? Why not become a sponsor or volunteer

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For additional information contact: Julia Plugge via email at julia.plugge@nebraska.gov
Phone: (402) 471-6009

View Photos from Past Events

Outdoor Discovery
Program Objectives

  • Provide hands-on programs so all youth, novice or experienced, have the opportunity to explore new outdoor activities and recreational possibilities and learn new outdoor skills.

  • Enhance their knowledge and ethical understanding of wildlife and the outdoor atmosphere.

  • Encourage health and wellness to students by promoting active outdoor lifestyles.

  • Correlate activities with Nebraska State Standards in the areas of science, math, history, reading and writing.

  • Engage students in fun interactive activities in the areas of wildlife/habitat management, natural resource use, Nebraska History, shooting sports, hunting skills, aquatic knowledge and fishing skills, and camping and recreation.


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