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December 2019

Winter Bird Walk

December 1, 2019 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 am
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Free – $11

Come join us for a walk along the boardwalk as we search for winter birds in the forest. Bring your binoculars to get an up close look at birds actively searching for food in the winter months. As always, dress for the weather, bring water, and apply sunscreen and insect repellent. This program is free for members or with daily admission for non-members.

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Yoga in the Forest

December 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join us for an hour-long vinyasa style yoga class, surrounded by nature, designed to de-stress and relax you. In winter, we practice yoga indoors by the fire. This class is accessible for all levels of yogis, from beginner to experienced, and will feature the sounds of the forest as your soundtrack as you move towards complete wellness. A meditative walk will follow the class. This program is free for members or with daily admission.

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Yoga

December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join us for an hour-long vinyasa style yoga class, surrounded by nature, designed to de-stress and relax you. In winter, we practice yoga indoors by the fire. This class is accessible for all levels of yogis, from beginner to experienced, and will feature the sounds of the forest as your soundtrack as you move towards complete wellness. A meditative walk will follow the class, ending with tea for those who can stay. This program is free for members or with…

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Winter Wonderland

December 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Fontenelle Forest’s annual Winter Wonderland is almost here! Come out to the Forest and enjoy festive decorations in the Great Hall. Santa will be available to take photos with Forest guests!

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Gingerbread Habitats

December 6, 2019 - December 7, 2019
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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What makes a habitat a home? Participants at this reimagined annual event learn about local forest habitats and then, using their imagination and Fontenelle Forest as inspiration, create their one-of-a-kind gingerbread habitats and homes. Ticket purchase is per habitat (1 ticket = 1 habitat). Recommend one habitat per two attendees. Prepaid registration is required. Register by November 30 $15 member $25 non-member Register on/after Dec 1 $20 member $30 non-member Pricing is per gingerbread habitat and includes admission. Members must sign…

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History Hike at Camp Wa-kon-da

December 8, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 7:00 am

Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr.
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Free – $11

Come explore our amazing history at Fontenelle Forest! A naturalist will guide you along our History Trail while exploring the Forest’s past, from pre-history to today. Participants will learn about how the land was shaped by glaciers, how Native Americans lived amongst the forest, and how fur traders and explorers settled in the hills.  Dress for the weather, bring water, and apply sunscreen and insect repellant. Participants must pre-register for this event. This program is free for members or with…

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Yoga in the Forest

December 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join us for an hour-long vinyasa style yoga class, surrounded by nature, designed to de-stress and relax you. In winter, we practice yoga indoors by the fire. This class is accessible for all levels of yogis, from beginner to experienced, and will feature the sounds of the forest as your soundtrack as you move towards complete wellness. A meditative walk will follow the class. This program is free for members or with daily admission.

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TRAILS CLOSED FOR 4-DAY MANAGED DEER HUNT

December 8, 2019 - December 12, 2019
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Since the 1980s, the deer population has exploded, due in part to the lack of larger predators and the abundance of food. To mitigate the issue, we embarked on what has been a decades-long process: conducting research, forming and enacting a plan, and constantly evaluating results. Since the official deer hunt program began in 1996, it has become arguably the most successful conservation program in the history of the forest. The only exception will be the trails at Neale Woods,…

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Seniors Understanding Nature: Pallid Sturgeon

December 10, 2019 @ 3:45 am - 5:00 am
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Come join us for our monthly Seniors Understanding Nature (SUN) program at the Nature Center! Snacks and coffee are available before the presentation, and an optional guided walk on the boardwalk is offered following the program. This program is free for members or with daily admission for non-members. This month we will hear from Kirk Steffensen, Missouri River Program Manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  Kirk will be discussing ecology, conservation and recovery of the endangered Pallid Sturgeon.

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Yoga

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join us for an hour-long vinyasa style yoga class, surrounded by nature, designed to de-stress and relax you. In winter, we practice yoga indoors by the fire. This class is accessible for all levels of yogis, from beginner to experienced, and will feature the sounds of the forest as your soundtrack as you move towards complete wellness. A meditative walk will follow the class, ending with tea for those who can stay. This program is free for members or with…

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Winter Moon Walk and Campfire

December 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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$5 – $21

Come join us for a winter moon walk and campfire! This family friendly program will incorporate a short, moonlight hike through the forest followed by a campfire under the moon. Along the trails we will talk about the winter nocturnal life of the forest. After the hike participants will receive s’mores and hot chocolate while they listen to stories around the campfire. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, insect repellent, and water. Participants must pre-register for this event. You must pre-register…

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Pop-up Raptors…LIVE!

December 14, 2019 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

Stop by and meet one of our amazing birds of prey, Sundance the Turkey Vulture! This is an  opportunity to meet meet one of our amazing raptor ambassadors up close. Pictures are encouraged. Free for members or with daily admission (sales tax included)

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