Wildlife Wednesdays: Insects

Fontenelle Forest 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue

Teach your children to love critters from an early age during Wildlife Wednesdays - a structured learning environment for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Each session includes a storytime, take home craft, and opportunity to meet a critter, and other fun activities.   Registration required. $5 per child for members, $15 per child …

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Wildlife Wednesdays: Insects

Fontenelle Forest 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue

Teach your children to love critters from an early age during Wildlife Wednesdays - a structured learning environment for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Each session includes a storytime, take home craft, and opportunity to meet a critter, and other fun activities.   Registration required. $5 per child for members, $15 per child …

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Rainwater Harvesting 101

City Sprouts 4002 Seward Street, Omaha

How do you save and utilize the rainwater that falls onto your property? Join Keep Omaha Beautiful's Hannah Rennard-Ganley and Omaha Storm Water's Andy Szatko to learn about how to conserve water on your property by using techniques like rain barrels, rain gardens, and more! Free. Registration required.

Free

“Mini” Earth Day Omaha

Elmwood Park 802 S 60th St., Omaha

Head over to Elmwood park from 11am-3pm on April 17 for a "Mini" Earth Day Omaha. This scaled down event will have a "Hard to Recycle" Drive-thru collection, park cleanup, Yoga, Tree Planting, bike rides and a Conservation Conversation. Check out http://earthdayomaha.org/ for more information.

Free

Family Adventure Day at Camp Wa-Kon-Da

Camp Wa-Kon-Da 402 Forest Drive, Bellevue

Take aim and perfect your shot with a brief Archery 101 course, then engage in a family-friendly competition! After the competition, join a naturalist and explore the Forest on a guided snow hike at Camp Wa-Kon-Da, during which you'll learn the rich history of Fontenelle Forest and some basic hiking and survival tips.   Registration …

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VIP Earth Day Community Clean-Up

Hummel Nature Center 3033 Hummel Park Road, Omaha

Come out and celebrate Earth Day by beautifying Hummel Park. Help with mulching the hiking trails and playground, painting picnic tables, spreading gravel, litter pickup, and more. Bring your friends and family for a fun day of volunteering at the park and enjoy giving back to your community and the environment.   Please sign up …

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Free

Bee Keeping 101

City Sprouts 4002 Seward Street, Omaha

Join City Sprouts' Shannon Kyler and The Big Garden's Kay Carlson to learn all about the life of a bee colony and the basics for getting started with beekeeping. Free. Registration required.

Free

Sunday with a Scientist: Invasive Species

University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall 645 North 14th Street, Lincoln

Have you heard of the Emerald Ash Borer? How about Zebra Mussels? Sometimes species end up where they don’t belong. This can cause devastating effects on a native community of plants and animals. Invasive species are a big problem in the natural world. Allison Zach is the Program Coordinator for the Nebraska Invasive Species Program …

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Free

Soil Health 101

City Sprouts 4002 Seward Street, Omaha

Join The Big Garden's Stephanie Finklea and City Sprouts' Addie Gengenbach in this virtual workshop for an introduction on soil health. Healthy soil is your first line of defense against diseases that threaten crop growth. In this class, you will learn how to assess the health of your soil and how to maintain healthy soil. …

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Free

Preparing a New Garden Site

City Sprouts 4002 Seward Street, Omaha

So, you've decided to join the growing craze and start a garden! Join City Sprouts' Aaron French and The Big Garden's Kay Carlson to learn the ins and outs of taking your grass lawn to a productive and invigorating garden space. We'll go over how to select a good site for your garden, various environmental …

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Free

Into the Woods: City Nature Challenge

Using a series of short videos, learn how everyone in your family - no matter their ages - can explore nature together and become part of the City Nature Challenge. This program was planned in collaboration with City of Omaha Parks and Recreation.

Free