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Acorn Academy

April 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Fontenelle Forest is excited to announce our new homeschool program, Acorn Academy! Homeschool students six years and older are invited to learn at the Forest on select Tuesday mornings!

Students will engage with a variety of nature-based topics through science experiments, creative writing, group projects, crafts and more. Our program materials, activities and lessons are designed to accommodate students of a variety of ages and learning styles.

At the Acorn Academy, students are encouraged to follow their interests, explore nature and make new friends!


When: Select Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Age: This program is for children ages 6 and older.
Location: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center Cafeteria
Program Fee: $8 per child. Members must sign in to receive discount. Non-member price: $8 per child + daily admission. Pre-registration is required.

Registration is available by individual session – OR – you can also sign up for a full month of Acorn Academy at a time!   

Please see our most recent COVID-19 guidelines here.


February Schedule

Tuesday, February 6

Theme: Cardinals

Have you ever wondered why male cardinals are red? What can cardinals eat with their beak? Through artifacts and articles, we will begin to uncover the secret world of cardinals.

Register for February 6

Tuesday, February 20

Theme: Tracks

Tracks are a great place to start investigating what happens in the forest! Let’s learn how to tell which direction a deer was going, where to look for tracks, and how to use our tracking resources.

Register for February 20

March Schedule

Tuesday, March 5

Theme: Spring

It’s almost springtime here in Nebraska – but how do we know? And why do we have seasons anyway? This week we’re going to dive into these questions and celebrate the return of spring!

Register for March 5

Tuesday, March 19

Theme: Migration

Where are the geese and cranes going? Let’s find out! Learn about the magic of migration and the animals that venture on these seasonal journeys.

Register for March 19


April Schedule

Tuesday, April 2

Theme: Frogs

Hip, hop, hooray! It’s time to talk about some of our favorite slimy friends – frogs! Students will look at their marvelous lifecycles and participate in some amphibious activities to better understand the frogs of Fontenelle Forest.

Register for April 2

Tuesday, April 16

Theme: Eggs

What do birds, turtles, and frogs have in common? They all lay eggs! Join us as we learn more about the different kinds of egg-laying critters we can find here in the Forest.

Register for April 16




Did you know? Fontenelle Forest is a 501c3 private, nonprofit that owns Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, and Neale Woods Nature Reserve in Omaha. We work hard to protect and conserve over 2,100 acres and 24 miles of trails for current and future generations to explore and enjoy. Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska’s oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation.

Daily admission, memberships, program/event registrations and donations directly support Fontenelle Forest’s mission of conservation, education and outdoor recreation. Thank you for your support! 

Call 402-731-3140. 
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April 16
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Fontenelle Forest
1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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