Recent Prescribed Fire: Smoke and flame may be visible at Neale Woods. Staff is actively monitoring the area.

Nature Center Closure: The Nature Center will close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21. Member gate fob access will be available.

Recent Prescribed Fire: Smoke and flame may be visible at Neale Woods. Staff is actively monitoring the area.

Nature Center Closure: The Nature Center will close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21. Member gate fob access will be available.

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Seniors Understanding Nature 2024

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

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SUN IS HELD ON THE 2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 10:00 TO 11:00 A.M. SEE THE LIST OF SPECIFIC DATES AND TOPICS BELOW.

Join us for our Seniors Understanding Nature (SUN) lecture series at the Nature Center! Each lecture will cover a different topic (listed below). Snacks and coffee are available before the presentation. This program is for adults ages 55 and up who enjoy learning about the natural world.

Date: Dates listed below
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Minimum Capacity: 10
Maximum Capacity: 200
program fee: This event is free for members or with daily admission. View daily admission prices here.
No registration is required.

 

Seniors Understanding Nature is sponsored by AARP Nebraska.

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January 9 (Cancelled):
Indigenous Women and the Fur Trade

Indigenous women from the Pawnee, Otoe, Omaha and Ponca tribes played a key role in the success of their tribal nations in the early 1800s. Many women were ere involved in the fur trade as wives, traders and bridges between cultures. Join us as Catherine Kuper, volunteer archivist at Fontenelle Forest and Jo Ann Hajek share the history and stories of these women.

 

February 13:
Lions, Dire Wolves and Short-nosed Bears, Oh My!

Did you know that lions, giant beavers and camels once lived in Nebraska? Join us as Shane Tucker, Paleontologist from the Nebraska Highway Paleontology Program, takes us on a journey back in time to the Pleistocene. Learn how the glaciers affected the climate and animals that once lived in our state.

 

March 12
The Fascinating and Fragile Life of Bats

What mammal is found on every continent except Antarctica, can fly 60 mph, may live up to 30 years, and can eat its weight in insects every nightBats of course! Join us as Dr. Jeremy White from the University of Nebraska at Omaha shares with us his study of bats and the fungal disease, white nose syndrome, that is impacting them. 

 

April 9
Earth’s Unsung Heros: Fungi

Fungi are often considered the original internet and nature’s recyclers. They can provide food and medicine to humans and also clean up ecosystems. How do fungi work to accomplish these tasks? Miles Adams, CCO of Myco Industries Group, will explain how fungi function and provide more fun facts.

 

May 21
Climate Change: It’s For Real!

What’s up with the crazy weather? Why are there so many forest fires? Will there be more tornados in the future? Dr. Eric Hunt, a climate resilience educator with the Nebraska extension office, will share about why recent natural events are happening to our planet as the climate changes.

 

 

 


 

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! 


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Call 402-731-3140. 
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March 12
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Fontenelle Forest
1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Phone
4027313140

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