City of Lincoln
2018 Media Releases
- March 27, 2018
- For More Information Contact:
- Jamie Kelley, Pioneers Park Nature Center, 402-441-8708
Free Wildlife Program at Nature Center Set for Saturday
The Pioneers Park Nature Center invites the public to a free wildlife educational program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31 at the Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. The Wild Adventures Festival features educational activities about endangered ecosystems, plants and animals native to Nebraska as well as live animal exhibits, a puppet show and more.
No registration is required. Activities will take place in the Prairie Building and outdoors, rain or shine. They include the following:
- The bee lab from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) will help participants make wild bee nests to hang at home.
- Keep Lincoln and Lancaster County Beautiful will give a presentation about how the decomposition of litter affects rare and endangered species.
- UNL's Department of Entomology will have a hands-on activity about insects' anatomy and lifestyle.
- The Nebraska Wildlife Federation will give a presentation on box turtles.
- The UNL School of Natural Resources will give a presentation on Nebraska snakes.
- Visitors are encouraged explore some of Nebraska's endangered ecosystems by hiking through the eight miles of trails within the Center. The trails wind through tallgrass prairie, saline wetlands, a stream and woodlands. Exhibits on the way feature bison, elk, and white-tailed deer.
The event is co-hosted by the Friends of the Pioneers Park Nature Center and the Nebraska Wildlife Federation.
For more information on the Wild Adventures Festival or the Nature Center, call 402-441-7895 or visit parks.parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter.