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June 2021

Reading Tree Rings: Using trees to understand our past and present

June 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Did you know that tree rings can tell a scientist a lot about our climatic past? Join Conservation Nebraska for a lesson in reading tree rings with Peter M. Brown of Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research. Peter will be our guide into Nebraska climatic history and how tree rings have helped us understand our past. He will also discuss how tree rings can be used in the present and the many practices tree rings help influence. Our forest and trees not…

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Conserving Nebraska’s Butterflies

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The monarch butterfly is one of the most common and identifiable butterfly species here in the United States. Unfortunately, the population has declined by 90% in 20 years and is under consideration to become a federally protected species. Join Conservation Nebraska, NGPC, and The Nebraska Monarch and pOllinator Initiative as we learn all about pollinator conservation. We will be hearing from Nebraska Game and Park’s pollinator ecologist, Cody Dreier. Cody will be walking us through the process of butterfly surveys,…

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July 2021

All About Zebra Mussels

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Conservation Nebraska for an event all about zebra mussels! We will be learning from Invasive Species Program Specialist, Allison Zach. Allison will be talking about the effects of zebra mussels on native species and what you can do as an individual to stop their spread. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_aNTWnEVPSxihjLHdT8i-bA

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Nurturing Your Mind with Green Spaces

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Have you ever wondered why you feel better after spending time outside? Join Conservation Nebraska in learning the effects of green spaces on the cognitive development and mental health of children and adults. We will be learning from Dr. Anne Schutte and Dr. Julia Torquati about what they have found in their research on the topic. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_dJDEbe1DQp-7yP1rF6ZWYg

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Speaker Series: Birding in Nebraska

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center, 9325 S Alda Rd
Wood River, NE 68883 United States

We are excited to partner with the Crane Trust and Visitor Center for this speaker series event! Join us as Colleen Childers, a passionate birder, photographer, and educator, discusses birding in Nebraska. If you're joining us in-person: bringing a dish to share is optional but enjoying the company of other nature enthusiasts is a guarantee. Table settings provided, but please bring what is needed to serve your dish. Can't make it in-person? No problem! Conservation Nebraska will provide a webinar…

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