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August 2022

What Net Zero Means to Nebraska

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege St
Lincoln, NE 68503 United States
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Join Conservation Nebraska, UNL Environmental Studies Program, and guest speakers from Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), Lincoln Electric System (LES), and Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) for an event on their net zero carbon goals and what their future plans are to reach these goals. Each speaker will discuss the progress that has been made, opportunities ahead, and the challenges of meeting their individual net zero goals. Joining us in Lincoln? Head over to Hardin Hall in Auditorium 107 for…

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Nature and Mental Health

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Conservation Nebraska and Julia Torquati for a discussion on the relationship between nature and mental health. Julia Torquati is a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, where she also serves as an interim department chair. She has received many awards and recognitions for her work in child development and early childhood education. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_gqf75FmtQnOoHkYXh1pWqQ

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September 2022

Budding Arborists

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

If you get sick or hurt you see a doctor, but what if your tree gets sick or hurt? Become a budding arborist and join Conservation Nebraska and Graham Herbst of the Nebraska Forest Service as we learn the basics behind caring for our trees so they can have long and healthy lives like us. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_4XwPAtbQQg2I_kgsp9BaVQ

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The History of Wind Energy in Nebraska

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wind energy continues to become an integral part of our power grid. But did you know that we've had wind energy in the Midwest since the 1920s. Join Conservation Nebraska for a history lesson with F. John Hay. John, an Extension Educator with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will join us to explore the history of wind energy in Nebraska and the Midwest. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_TcLCO_fmR6yorWK9C0NnxA

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The Importance of Nebraska’s Turtles and Salamanders

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nebraska has a variety of wonderful wildlife, and among that wildlife are the state’s "Herps". The word "Herp" is the colloquial term for reptiles and amphibians, in which Nebraska has a little over 60 various species. These remarkable animals play a very important role in the ecosystem, and are oftentimes misunderstood. Aquatic herps such as turtles and salamanders are especially important and can even act as an early warning system for changes in the environment. Join us for a thrilling…

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