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Discover the FUN!

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


Dates and Locations
Registration is required for School Days

LOCATION

DATE

GRADES
REGISTRATION OPENS

Platte River State Park
(Near Louisville)

April 15 & 16, 2015

4 & 5

Activity list
coming soon
Feb. 3 - 7:00 a.m. CST

Trails West YMCA Camp
(Scottsbluff)

April 28 & 28, 2015

5, 6 & 7

Activity list
coming soon
Feb. 12 - 7:00 a.m. CST

Fort Kearny
State Recreation Area

(Near Kearney)

May 7 & 8, 2015

4, 5 & 6

Activity list
coming soon

Feb. 5 - 7:00 a.m. CST


School Day Registration:

How to register:

Registration opens online in February.   

Contact Julia Plugge by January 28 for details. Phone 402-471-6009


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


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



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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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