In-Person Events

All time are listed in CST unless otherwise noted. 

Celebrate Pollinator Week at Willa Cather Memorial Prairie

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June 21- 27, 2021

10:00 AM- 3:00 PM 

Spend the first day of summer, and throughout National Pollinator Week, on the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie!

This preserved tract of 612 untilled original Nebraska prairie welcomes hikers and wildlife viewers. Celebrate the magnificent and place-defining landscape and watch for pollinators on early summer flora blooms. Participate in our prairie exploration backpack program and sign out a full kit of naturalist gear from our National Willa Cather Center Bookstore in nearby Red Cloud, free of charge. Hike, picnic, photograph, witness spectacular sunrises and sunsets, or dark sky viewing!

Open 24 hours year round. The Willa Cather Memorial Prairie is located on the Nebraska-Kansas border, five miles south of Red Cloud, on Highway 281. For more information visit: 

https://www.willacather.org/celebrate-national-pollinator-week-prairie

If you can't visit in person, follow us during Nebraska Pollinator Week on social media for beautiful images and quotes from Willa Cather about the prairie and its pollinators! [Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @WillaCatherFdn]

Crane Trust Pollinator Camp 2021

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June 23 - 24, 2021

10:00 AM- 3:00 PM 

The Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center  in Wood River, Nebraska will be hosting Pollinator Camp 2021 with outdoor activities from the Nebraska Outdoor Trailer and ones we created. We have two different groups registered for the event who will participate in the activities and learn about pollinators.

For more information, contact  wbailey@cranetrust.org

Planting Backyard Habitats

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June 26, 2021

9:30 AM- 12:00 PM (MT) 

In honor of the Nebraska State Parks Centennial Celebration and Nebraska Pollinator week, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will hold a Planting Backyard Habitats Workshop on Saturday June26th at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center. The event begins at 9:30am MT and is open to anyone interested in learning more about local pollinators and ways to help them.

9:15-9:30 Registration Opens

9:30-9:45am Welcome

9:45-10:30am Plant Hike-Gerry Steinauer- NGPC Botanist

10:30-10:45am Break

10:45-11:15am Planting tour/garden planting-Jon Morgenson- NGPC Horticulturist 1

1:15-11:45am Flowerbed Feeding –Shelley Steffl- NGPC Private Lands Biologist

11:45-Noon Wrap-up 1-3pm Kids Pollinator Craft

For more information or to register for this workshop, please call 308-436-3777

Pollinator Card Workshop at LUX

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June 26, 2021

3:00 PM- 5:00 PM 

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6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Join the LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, NE for a workshop to create your own stamps! Use on a card and insert some pollinator seeds to give to a friend! 

Max capacity per workshop is six people. 

Register here: https://www.luxcenter.org/programs/pollinator-card-workshop

30th Annual State Habitat Meeting

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June 26, 2021

8:00 AM- 4:00 PM 

Join Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever of Nebraska this summer, June 26th, at Heartland Public Shooting Park for a fun-filled day of habitat education and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. This year’s State Habitat Meeting features a variety of habitat demonstration plots, hands-on activities for youth, pollinator activities, dog training and field care, shooting instruction, gun fitting, and much more.

Register by June 4 and you’ll receive an early bird discount on a regular registration! Agenda and registration are available at www.NebraskaPF.com/State-Habitat-Meeting

For additional questions contact Holly Mauslein at hmauslein@pheasantsforever.org

Schramm Pollinator Day

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June 27, 2021

1:00 PM- 3:00 PM 

Celebrate Nebraska Pollinator Week 2021 at Schramm Education Center in Gretna, NE on June 27th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. We’ll have guests from the UNL Bee Lab and Master Gardeners here, along with our Nebraska Game and Parks staff to share activities and information about pollinators. Make a bee house, plant some seeds, explore for insects and more!

 

This is a free, outdoor program. Education Center admission fees apply for those entering the building. In case of inclement weather, activities which we are able to move indoors will take place in our classroom. Questions? Contact kelly.ekue@nebraska.gov

Large Scale Pollinator Habitat Installation

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June 29, 2021

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM 

Come out and learn the various methods of large-scale pollinator habitat installation, like no-till seed drilling and hand-broadcasting ~5 acres of habitat. We will cover site-preparation, species selection and maintenance/ monitoring of habitat, and more. GPMB members will go home with free seed as well! May 29th, weather dependent. This Learning Series meets Great Plains Master Beekeeping program Learning Objective 2.2: Pollinator services and plant biology, landscape enhancement.

Cost: $5 for Great Plains Master Beekeeping members. $10 for nonmembers.

Register at: https://gpmb.unl.edu/large-scale-pollinator-habitat-installation

For any questions, please contact Sheldon, the GPMB Project Coordinator, at sbrummel2@unl.edu