Parks & Rec announces fall events, virtual and in-person

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Parks and Recreation has announced several upcoming virtual nature programs to keep you and your family busy this fall.

The Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave., will host both onsite and virtual nature programs from September through October. All onsite events will align with current Lancaster County Direct Health Measures, including taking temperatures upon arrival and requiring face masks when indoors.

Below is a full list of events released by Lincoln Parks and Recreation:

Prairie Immersion: Learn about the tallgrass prairie ecosystem, plants, animals, and people (past and present). The program is for children ages 9 to 2 and is developed to meet fourth-grade science and social studies objectives. Additional dates may be added depending on demand. The event is free and advanced registration required.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  •  Tuesday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Habitat and Life Cycles Hike: Learn about habitats and the life cycles of different plants and animals.  The program is for children ages 5 to 12 and meets first and second-grade Nebraska science standards.  Additional dates may be added depending on demand. This event is free and advance registration is required.

  • Friday, Oct. 2, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Virtual Field Trips: Virtual programs can be tailored to the classroom. These Virtual Field Trips include a 30 to 45 minute live interactive video call from the Nature Center, access to field trip videos, and optional follow-up communication with Center staff.  Virtual programs must be scheduled at least one week in advance. Call 402-441-7895 for pricing.

Full Moon Hike: Enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural world at night. Participants should dress for the weather and be prepared to walk on uneven terrain in low light. Flashlights are discouraged, but red lights are welcome. This program is for adults and families with children ages 12 and older. The fee is $5 per person.

  • Friday, Oct. 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Fall Fun Explorers Camp: This program is for children ages 5 to 13. Campers will be outside most of the day and must bring a sack lunch, water, and an extra change of clothes and shoes daily.  Nature Day Camps are designed to inspire curiosity and build an understanding of others and their surroundings. Those interested may register for one or both days. The fee is $40 per camper, per day.

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., extended hours from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. are available
  • Friday, Oct. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., extended hours from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. are available
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