In-Person Events

All time are listed in CST unless otherwise noted. 

Buzzy Pollinators Club
Arnold Elementary-Lincoln, NE  
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June 21-24, 2022
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM 

This week-long club for students going into grades 1st-3rd will explore buzzy bees and other pollinators. We'll explore the great outdoors looking for pollinators in action, plant a pollinator garden, and do fun games and activities to celebrate Nebraska Pollinator Week!

 Contact Dayna Krannawitter at dkranna@lps.org to receive the form link.

Kids Paint + Draw: Pollinators!
LUX Center for the Arts
Lincoln, NE
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June 20- 24, 2022
10:00 AM- 3:00 PM 

This is a week-long camp, from June 20-24 for children 5-8 years old. Students will build their skills in painting and drawing with a pollinators theme! The first half of each day will be spent learning techniques and information about pollinators, and the second half will be spent creating a finished project. $125 for nonmembers, $120 for members

Go to www.luxcenter.org to register.

My Garden of a Thousand Bees
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Downtown  Garden Tours
Midwest Theater/Lied Library 
Scottsbluff, NE
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June 20, 2022
6:45 PM- 8:30 PM (MT) 

Join us for a FREE evening celebrating pollinators and their important work! Learn tips from local experts on how to attract pollinators and where to find helpful resources.

6:45pm Bug Bingo/Downtown Garden Tours

Attendees will be able to play bug bingo and tour downtown pollinator

gardens before the showing and talk with local experts about pollinator

gardens and resources.

7:30pm the showing of  'My Garden of a Thousand Bees.' 

Movie Synopsis - A wildlife cameraman spends his time during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown filming the bees in his urban garden and discovers the many diverse species and personalities that exist in this insect family. (appropriate for all audiences)    

Visit fb.me/e/1GA0fbl3o for more information!

Library Pollinator Walk
Rock County Library
Bassett, NE
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June 21, 2022
10:00- 11:00 AM

We will enjoy a library book about pollinators and then take a walk down the Cowboy Trail to meet some of our local insects and plants. We will start at the intersection of the Cowboy Trail and Park Street.

For more information visit: http://libraries.ne.gov/rockcounty/

Pollinators Plus
Walt Branch Library
Lincoln, NE
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June 21, 2022
1:30- 2:30 PM 
&
2:30- 3:30 PM

Find out what all of the buzz is about as we learn why butterflies, bees, and even bats, are so essential to our food supply and ecosystem.

These are free family programs. Visit https://lincolnlibraries.org/ for more information. 

Pollinators at Ponca State Park
Ponca State Park
Ponce, NE
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June 23, 2022
1:00 PM- 6:00 PM 

Learn more about pollinators with Ponca State Park. We will be offering various pollinator themed activities for families making a day of learning and fun!

Learn more on our Facebook Page!

Pollinators Plus
Eisley Branch Library
Lincoln, NE
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June 23, 2022
1:30- 2:30 PM 
&
2:30- 3:30 PM

Find out what all of the buzz is about as we learn why butterflies, bees, and even bats, are so essential to our food supply and ecosystem.

These are free family programs. Visit https://lincolnlibraries.org/ for more information. 

Bees in the Library
Lied Lincoln Township Library
Wausa, NE
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June 24, 2022
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM 

Celebrate Pollinators! Folkers Honey, a local beekeeping family, will be presenting with a live bee exhibit. They will be able to show a hive in action and have patrons find the queen. They will give information about bees and afterward we will have a craft making bee and insect houses. At the end will give out flower seeds to everyone.

This is a Free event. 

Pollinator Party
Schramm Education Center
Gretna, NE
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June 25, 2022
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM 

Celebrate Nebraska pollinators at the Schramm Pollinator Party! The Schramm Education Center will be hosting a Pollinator Party family event on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Bee Lab, Nebraska Extension, the UNL Entomology Department, and Nebraska Public Media. This event is taking place as part of a statewide celebration of Nebraska Pollinator Week and is free and open to the public. Activities for all ages will be set up outside and in the Schramm Education Center Classroom. At this event, you can:

  • See live honey bees, bumble bees, and other live insects

  • Help survey the Schramm prairie for insects in a prairie pollinator bioblitz

  • Make pollinator crafts and play pollinator games

  • Learn and ask questions about both managed and wild bees

  • Extract and bottle your own honey for purchase and taste different types of honey

  • Learn about the new film My Garden of a Thousand Bees now streaming on PBS

  • Meet a Nebraska Extension Master Gardener and Nebraska Extension Entomologist to get your garden and urban entomology questions answered

  • Learn about pollinator community science opportunities in Nebraska and take a look at some Nebraska butterflies

  • Make a milkweed seed ball to take home

  • And more!   

Attend to help celebrate pollinators in Nebraska, learn more about pollination and pollinators, and explore how you can help local pollinators.

 

Participation in the event is free, but regular admission costs will apply for any visitors wishing to explore the Education Center in addition to the event. Participation in the Pollinator Party event is free! State park vehicle permit is not required in the Schramm Education Center Parking Lot. If visitors wish to tour the Schramm Education Center aquarium/exhibits in addition to the event, regular center admission fees apply.

Bee Creative

Niobrara State Park

Niobrara, NE

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June 25, 2022

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM 

Come build a native bee house while learning the importance of native bees. All supplies are provided. Event for all ages. Located at the Eagle View Group Lodge.

This is a Free event, but a valid park pass is required. 

Enders Outdoor Extravagangza 

Enders Reservoir SRA

Enders, NE

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June 25, 2022

10:00 AM- 10:00 PM (MT)

The Enders Outdoor Extravaganza hosts many activities including a Nebraska Native Pollinator Seed Ball Making event with educator Meghan Manary. This program is great for all ages. 

For more information, visit:

 https://calendar.outdoornebraska.gov/event/enders-outdoor-extravaganza/

A valid park pass is required. 

Birds, Bees, and Butterflies
Platte River State Park
Louisville, NE
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June 25, 2022
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM 

Join us for a fun day learning about pollinators and helping us plant a pollinator garden with the support of Pheasants Forever!  Our Naturalist will be on hand with fun activities.  

Valid Park Permit required.

Buzzy Bee Nests
Lewis and Clark SRA
Crofton, NE
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June 25, 2022
10:00 AM 

Come and make a bee nest for our native solitary bees while learning the importance of our pollinator friends!  Bee nest kits can be made on site or grab a kit and make one later! 

Valid Park Permit required, $3.oo fee per kit. 

Tiny Creatures, Big Impacts
Wildcat Hills SRA
Gering, NE
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June 25, 2022
9:00 AM- 10:00 AM (MT)

Come along and celebrate Pollinator Week!

Discover many of the area pollinators & the roles they play in our environment. Meet at the Nature Center for a brief program and insect netting.  

This program is for all ages, children must be with an adult.​

This event is Free, but a valid park permit is required. 

Pollinators in the Panhandle
Wildcat Hills SRA
Gering, NE
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June 25, 2022
10:30 AM- 12:00 PM (MT)

Join the Watchable Wildlife Biologist as we celebrate Pollinator Week! Learn about the unique pollinators in the panhandle of Nebraska and their important ecological roles through fun interactive games. 

This program is for children and their adults. 

This event is Free, but a valid park permit is required. 

Pollinator Party! 
Elkhorn Valley Museum
Norfolk, NE
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June 26, 2022
2:00 PM- 5:00 PM 

You're family is invited to a pollinator party! 

There will be pollinator crafts, pollinator parade, a bounce house, museum entry, popsicles, a raffle and a picture a pollinator photo contest.

Cost: $5 wristband/ person

Visit www.elkhornvalleymuseum.org for more information.