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Nature’s Engineers Camp

It’s summer at Fontenelle Forest and that means it’s time again for our Nature Discovery Summer Day Camps! Nature’s Engineers Camp was held from June 13th through the 17th at Camp Brewster for our Explorers, children ages 9 – 12. The campers had such a wonderful time, they wanted to…

Canoe the Great Marsh

f you are looking for an adventure this summer, I can guarantee you will find it while canoeing the Great Marsh of Fontenelle Forest’s Wetlands. I didn’t know what to expect when I started the program last year. I didn’t even know if people would be able to find the…

Save the Oaks during Omaha Gives!

Support Fontenelle Forest with a donation as small as $10 during Omaha Gives! Fontenelle Forest is proud to once again participate in Omaha Gives! – a 24 hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. This year’s online giving holiday will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from midnight…

#savetheoaks: Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy

The six Fontenelle prescribed fire specialists attended the Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy the first week of April 2016 at Fort Robinson State Park. We gained new perspectives and enhanced our support network across Nebraska. This is the second year that the Fontenelle crew has attended a wildland fire academy; last…

From the Leaflet – May & June 2016

May and June bring a lot of excitement and warmer temperatures to Fontenelle Forest. May is peak migration season and a great time to see many unique species of birds and other wildlife. Check our Nature Notes page for updates on sightings, including our annual warbler species watch. Click here…

Field Notes – March 2016

Greetings Fontenelle Forest Members and Friends! We are excited that spring is just around the corner! Of course, that means the Forest will soon be awakening from its long winter slumber. Plants will be growing again and Forest animals will become more active and visible. Migratory birds will also soon…

Call for Raptor Woodland Refuge Docents

Do you like to chat with others?  Have a passion for raptors? You may be interested in becoming a Raptor Woodland Refuge Docent! Docents are volunteer naturalists who share their knowledge and passion for Nebraska’s raptors. Minimum Requirements: Must be 18 years of age Must be able to communicate effectively…

From the Leaflet – March and April 2016

Spring is almost here! With warmer weather comes a lot of exciting programming, from the return of Fairy Faire to the another year of the Nebraska Science Festival at the Forest.  Here the featured events and programs requiring registration for March and April. View the March / April Leaflet here. Featured events…

Little Stars Astronomy

Our new program, Little Stars Astronomy, is geared toward preschoolers and their parents. It’s based on a nationwide initiative called My Sky Tonight – a project to engage young children in the practices of science through Astronomy. Studies show that engaging in science practices at a young age helps children…

#savetheoaks: A Day in the Life of a Land Steward

Each morning, we get in our cars drive through the city, and see many individuals dragging along, drinking coffee and reluctantly heading to their place of employment. For me this couldn’t be further from the truth. Our daily work operations, at Fontenelle Forest, whether it is winter, spring, summer, or…

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