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January 5, 2018
For More Information Contact:
Jamie Kelley, Pioneers Park Nature Center, 402-441-8708

Nature Center Hosts January Programs

The Pioneers Park Nature Center invites the public to the following events in January:

Coffee and Conversations: Local Birding by Ruth Stearns - Thursday, January 11, 2 to 4 p.m. Coffee and tea are provided. The suggested donation is $5.

Preschool Open House - Tuesday, January 16, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Parents will learn how building with sticks, counting pinecones and crafting with leaves and seeds can become a part of your child's educational experience. The Nature Center offers a preschool program for ages 3 to 4 and a pre-kindergarten program for ages 4 to 5. Registration for the 2018-19 school year begins February 1. The event is for adults only. In case of inclement weather, the open house will be rescheduled to January 23.

Winter Recreation Workshop: Cross Country Skiing - Saturday, January 20, 2 to 4 p.m. Led by Outdoor Adventures from the University of Nebraska, this workshop is for those with no cross country skiing experience and those looking to improve their skills. If the weather is not ideal for skiing, the workshop will be held indoors, and all participants will receive a coupon for ski rental from Outdoor Adventures. The class is recommended for those age 12 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $20 per person and includes ski rental. The registration deadline is January 17.

Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center Annual Meeting - Saturday, January 27, 9 to 11 a.m. Learn more about this support organization and enjoy refreshments, conversation and two presentations. Photographer Adrian Olivera will present "Nebraska's Unique Landscape Time-Lapse," and Bob Hendrickson with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum will present "Landscapes Planted for a Purpose."

To register for these programs or other activities, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit and select the "register online" button. For more information, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit

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