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Friday, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Forest News

  • Fontenelle Forest is hiring. We have open positions for an Educator and Facilities Attendant. Click here for details.

  • Due to Missouri River flooding, many trails in the wetland floodplains are very wet and muddy. At Fontenelle Forest's wetlands, use of Red Bud and Hidden Lake Trails is not advised at this time. Mosquito repellent is also greatly encouraged following the flooding as well.

  • Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery is currently recruiting relay/transport volunteers which are an integral part of our network of dedicated folks who pick up and transport injured, sick and orphaned raptors. We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers from OUTSIDE the Omaha area, preferably central and western Nebraska. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

  • There is still time to register for Nature Discovery Summer Day Camps with opportunities throughout the summer. Click here for a list of camps and to register.

  • To see our complete calendar or register for a program, click here.

Our Mission

To provide a place where people
can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature.
We want to inspire current and future generations
to care for the natural world.

Our Vision

To be a national leader in environmental stewardship and
education and the region’s premier nature center

Fontenelle Forest

Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations
and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation.
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha
encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River.

Association of Nature Center Administrators