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May 2020

Understanding Nature: The Sandhills of Nebraska

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This FREE event will stream LIVE on Facebook. Follow us on Facebook now to be notified when we go live. Understanding Nature: The Sandhills of Nebraska Take a tour of the sandhills of Nebraska – a unique and diverse ecosystem of wind, sand, grass and water.   A “desert under grass” and yet, home to a great many species of plants and animals. This program is FREE for members and non-members. Don't have Facebook? You can still watch for free via…

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June 2020

(Canceled) Land Stewardship Volunteer Work Day

June 6 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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The volunteer Land Stewardship crew meets on selected Saturdays mornings to work on various projects. Lunch and camaraderie are provided! Anyone is welcome to join, even if it's just one time. Bring the family and get some hard work done with us. Interested in joining our volunteer Land Stewardship crew? Sign up below, contact mfoss@fontenelleforest.org, or give us a call 402-731-3140 with any questions. Projects, start time, and location will be announced via email 1 week prior to work day.…

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Understanding Nature: Nebraska’s Top Predators

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This FREE event will stream LIVE on Facebook. Follow us on Facebook now to be notified when we go live. Understanding Nature: Nebraska's Top Predators Who are the top predators of Nebraska (at least as mammals go...), and where do they live?  Join us and take a closer look at the fox, bobcat, coyote and mountain lion! This program is FREE for members and non-members. Don’t have Facebook? You can still watch for free via Zoom. You simply need to pre-register via…

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(Sold Out) Owl Pellet Dissection (Virtual Event)

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This popular event is now SOLD OUT. To be placed on a waiting list, call 402.731.3140. If any cancelations occur, we will notify the next person on the waiting list. Additionally, we are considering holding a second program (depending on the level of interest). If you are interested, please call and have your name added to the waiting list so to help us determine the level of interest. Thank you.  Owl Pellet Dissection (Virtual Event) Program Date: June 12 at…

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Native Plant Sale

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Due to COVID-19, the Native Plant Sale will not be held at Fontenelle Forest as planned. However, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum does have online sales available. You can purchase online and schedule curbside pickup. Visit their webpage at https://plantnebraska.org/store/ to learn more!

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Understanding Nature: Life in the Wetlands

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This FREE program will be a pre-recorded video. On June 23, the video link will be shared on Facebook and with all registered Zoom participants. Mark "going" on our Facebook event or sign up via Zoom (below) to receive the video link. Understanding Nature: Life in the Wetlands Ponds, lakes and wetlands are common in rural areas. Learn about the wide variety of life that make their homes in and around wetlands. This program is FREE for members and non-members.…

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July 2020

Understanding Nature: My Friend the Spider

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This FREE event will stream LIVE on Facebook. Follow us on Facebook now to be notified when we go live. Understanding Nature: My Friend the Spider Sure they might give you the creepy-crawlies, but spiders are can do some amazing things! Ever seen a spider dance? You will! Get better acquainted with these eight-legged web builders and find out why you might just want to let that spider live! This program is FREE for members and non-members. Don’t have Facebook? You can…

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Red Cross Blood Drive

July 18 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

GIVE BLOOD. SAVE A LIFE. Every person who donates blood will receive a free day pass to the forest, which can be redeemed at any time for up to one year. Sign up here!  Location: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Forest Room Fontenelle Forest is proud to partner with the American Red Cross and be a part of all they do for our community, our country and around the world. Our blood drive is important to patients in need, but the…

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Land Stewardship Volunteer Work Day

July 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Please see the updated information below and changes due to COVID-19: We will be resuming our regular third-Saturday workdays in July! However – they will look different, and we ask that you sign a COVID waiver/statement. We will be splitting up into separate meet-up points in groups of NO MORE THAN 10 volunteers, plus a staff member. We also will not be providing food. We ask that for whichever option you choose, you bring your own gloves, eye protection, mask…

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(Virtual Event) Understanding Nature: Raptors! Predators of the Skies

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This FREE event will stream LIVE on Facebook. Follow us on Facebook now to be notified when we go live. Understanding Nature: Raptors! Predators of the Skies. Also known as "birds of prey," raptors patrol the skies looking for their next meal. Find out what makes these feathered predators so amazing! This program is FREE for members and non-members. Don’t have Facebook? You can still watch for free via Zoom. You simply need to pre-register via the link below.  If you do…

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August 2020

Volunteer 101

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join us for Volunteer 101! This informational session will provide you with a broad overview of Fontenelle Forest as an organization, and highlight the various opportunities the Forest has for you to participate as a volunteer. You'll learn about: Fontenelle Forest's organizational history Our education, land stewardship and raptor recovery programs How it all fits together to fulfill our mission of conservation, education and recreation Fontenelle Forest owns and maintains over 2100 acres of land and 24 miles of trails.…

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Sunday Trekking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2020

Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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$15

Join our Naturalist Educators each Sunday on a guided hike along the beautiful trails of Fontenelle Forest. All hikes will be from 2:00-4:00 pm and last 2 hours, traversing easy to moderate terrain. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks will be required whenever hikers cannot maintain a 6-foot distance from one another. Each Sunday we will be meeting at a different trailhead so that participants are able to experience some of the lesser-known trails. Monthly schedule: 1st Sunday: Nature…

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