Summer Camp 2013 This year's camps were held June 2-14. Look for information for next year's camps coming in April 2014
Photos and follow up information coming soon. Thank you to everyone who helped make camp a huge success!
Volunteers working on the Valentine Community Garden
Valentine Community Garden Summer Education Program
Every Wednesday (weather-permitting), the Valentine Community Garden will be hosting a one-hour education session for all ages. Due to the heat, the time will now be from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. instead of the original afternoon time. The Garden is located at the lot between the Comfort Inn and Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street in Valentine. There are other ways to get involved as well - a few more rasied beds are still up for "adoption" and help with watering would be appreciated until the permanent system is in place. To ask about these opportunities or get more information, contact Joseph Carty at 402-322-3304 or Niobrara Council at 402-376-2793. You can stay up-to-date with all the latest news on the Valentine Community Garden Facebook page as well.
NEW "Outdoor Education Help for the Classroom" Guide Available
Attention teachers! Please check out this brand new resource that shows how the Niobrara Valley Outdoor Education Partnership (NVOEP) members can help you as classroom speakers, provide materials, lead field trips, introduce you to quality curriculum and more!
Local students using the new Bridges to Birding binocular kit
NEW Bridges to Birding Binocular Kit Available for Check-Out!
The Niobrara Council is proud to announce that it is one of 10 sites across the state to house a NEW Nebraska Game & Parks Bridges to Birding binocular kit! It is designed to connect Nebraskans to the outdoors through bird watching and foster an appreciation for Nebraska's bird species. Each kit contains 20 pairs of 8x21 bincoulars, field guies, a Flying Wild activity guide, and a binder of Nebraska-specific bird information. Kits are FREE to check out for 2-week periods. Contact Michelle at (402) 376-2793 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve the kit for your classroom, 4-H club, Scout troop, Assisted Living Center, etc. TODAY!
Fun Bird Websites!
Project BEAK (Bird Education and Awarness for Kids) is an interactive website. This Nebraska-specific resource teaches students and educators all about birds and bird watching. Filled with scientifically-accurate information, interactive games, build a bird, fun quizzes, and videos. In addition, the website has numerous educator resources including classroom activities and websites.
The Nebraska Bird Libraray is an interactive website dedicated to helping Nebraskans identify and learn about Nebraska's birds. Searchable by color, size, region, habitat, or by common or scientific name, the Nebraska Bird Libraray is filled with high quality images, bird descriptions, songs and Nebraska-specific bird locations.
Leave No Trace outdoor ethics training and resources Classroom or meeting presentations and field trips
Help with organizing a nature-based service projects
Summer camps, Saturday camps, after-school activities, workshops and other events for children and families Updates on state and national training opportunities and events
Enjoying a canoe trip during Summer Camp
FREE! Nebraska At- Risk Species Guides Now Available As part of the statewide wildlife action plan, the Neb. Legacy Project, a field guide to all Nebraska's at-risk species was developed by NGPC. At nearly 200 pages and filled with photos, this guide presents scientifically accurate, easy to read info. For a free copy, contact Melissa Santiago at melissa.santiago @nebraska.gov.
Attention 4-H Families! Learn how the NVOEP can help you with your 2013 environmental 4-H projects. We can provide project leaders, club speakers, materials and more. Plans are in the works for skill days and project work sessions. More info...