Trail Update as of Saturday, July 24: Please see an updated trail map here. Open trails are highlighted in yellow. Hickory Trail, Handsome Hollow and some Wetlands trails remain closed. Please check back daily for updates.

Trail Update as of Saturday, July 24: Please see an updated trail map here. Open trails are highlighted in yellow. Hickory Trail, Handsome Hollow and some Wetlands trails remain closed. Please check back daily for updates.

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Fontenelle Forest

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1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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August 2021

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August 3 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 4 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 5 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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Nature Discovery for Adults: Pollinators

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Explore nature through the eyes of your inner child! Join our Naturalist Educators for an evening of nature-based learning and fun activities for adults. Join us as we discuss pollinators and pollinator-friendly plants. We will be explaining the importance of planting milkweed to support the Monarch populations. Class will meet at the Nature Center from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. Adults ages 18+. Maximum of 25 people per event. Pre-registration is required. This event is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.  Members…

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August 6 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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After Work Hike

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies?  Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided "After Work Hike" . . . It's like happy hour, but nature-style! After Work Hikes occur every other Friday from April to December. Participants should meet at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center at 5:00 p.m. The hike will begin between 5:00 and 5:15 p.m., and run until 6:30 p.m., traversing easy to moderate terrain. Maximum of 15 people per…

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August 7 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 8 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 9 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 10 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 11 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 12 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 13 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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Volunteer 101

August 13 @ 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 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. Each…

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August 14 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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Eagle Day

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join us as we feature a program about the eagles of the Midwest. Our featured guest and raptor expert, Kay Newman, Executive Director of S.O.A.R., will speak about the effects of lead poisoning on the eagle populations in the Midwest. Learn what you can do to help keep these majestic creatures safe and healthy. There will be an artifact table with educational information and eagle artifacts. We will also have an educational bald eagle in the Nature Center for visitors…

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August 15 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 16 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 17 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 18 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 19 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 20 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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After Work Hike

August 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies?  Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided "After Work Hike" . . . It's like happy hour, but nature-style! After Work Hikes occur every other Friday from April to December. Participants should meet at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center at 5:00 p.m. The hike will begin between 5:00 and 5:15 p.m., and run until 6:30 p.m., traversing easy to moderate terrain. Maximum of 15 people per…

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Active Military Families Get in Free

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 22 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 23 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 24 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 25 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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Seniors Understanding Nature: Personalities Who Made History at Fontenelle Forest

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Come join Catherine Kuper, longtime Forest volunteer, employee, and historian, as she takes us through the history of Fontenelle Forest’s most colorful characters! During this presentation, you’ll hear stories of the “Hermit of Fontenelle Forest” and the “Birdman of Bellevue,” as well as the innovators who helped develop the idea of a nature center. Who were the Henry David Thoreaus of Fontenelle Forest? Who were the movers and shakers? Come find out in this historical deep dive! This event will…

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August 26 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 27 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 28 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 29 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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Sunday Trekking at the Nature Center

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join our Naturalist Educators on a guided hike along the beautiful trails of Fontenelle Forest on the 1st and 5th Sundays of each month.  The Nature Center trails system includes a one-mile, ADA-accessible boardwalk and various difficulties of trails through the woods. There is also a trail that runs along Childs Hollow, through the wetland area to provide a view of the Missouri River, providing several opportunities to see our oak woodland restoration relatively up close. Hikers will meet at…

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August 30 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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August 31 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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September 2021

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September 1 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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September 2 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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Nature Discovery for Adults: Awesome Adaptations

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Explore nature through the eyes of your inner child! Join our Naturalist Educators for an evening of nature-based learning and fun activities for adults. Join us as we learn about the awesome adaptations of organisms. In this class, we will give examples of plants and animals behavioral and physical (structural) adaptations and how these traits help them to survive. Class will meet at the Nature Center from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. Adults ages 18+. Maximum of 25 people per event. Pre-registration is…

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September 3 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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After Work Hike

September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies?  Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided "After Work Hike" . . . It's like happy hour, but nature-style! After Work Hikes occur every other Friday from April to December. Participants should meet at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center at 5:00 p.m. The hike will begin between 5:00 and 5:15 p.m., and run until 6:30 p.m., traversing easy to moderate terrain. Maximum of 15 people per…

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September 4 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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Active Military Families Get in Free

September 5 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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Reading to the Raptors

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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How do we celebrate National Read a Book Day at Fontenelle Forest? With a Reading to the Raptors event, of course! Bring your favorite book, or buy one in the gift shop, and join us in the Raptor Woodland Refuge to read to your favorite raptor. This is a perfect time to practice your reading skills in a stress-free environment. The first 30 children will receive their very own owl bookmark. No pre-registration necessary. This program is free for members…

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Sunday Trekking at the Nature Center

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join our Naturalist Educators on a guided hike along the beautiful trails of Fontenelle Forest on the 1st and 5th Sundays of each month.  The Nature Center trails system includes a one-mile, ADA-accessible boardwalk and various difficulties of trails through the woods. There is also a trail that runs along Childs Hollow, through the wetland area to provide a view of the Missouri River, providing several opportunities to see our oak woodland restoration relatively up close. Hikers will meet at…

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Active Military Families Get in Free

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 6, 2021

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering all active military and up to five family members receive FREE daily admission to Fontenelle Forest from May 15 to Sept. 6, in partnership with the 2021 Blue Star Museum Program. The program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to…

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Adult Raptorology: Falcons

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Raptorology... it’s not just for kids! Join us for a fun-filled evening learning about birds of prey. Each class will focus on a different type of raptor. Play raptor-related games, see birds of prey up close and learn about these amazing predators of the sky. Adults only (ages 18 and older). Maximum capacity of 25. Pre-registration is required. This program is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Members must sign in to receive discount. Our Sept. 7 program will…

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Wildlife Wednesdays (FISH)

September 8
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Teach your children to love critters from an early age during Wildlife Wednesdays - a structured learning environment for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. From our "feathered friends" to the "creepy crawlies," participants will have an opportunity to meet a critter up close. You never know which type of critter might make an appearance during your program! Each session includes storytime, a craft to take home, the opportunity to meet a critter, and other fun activities. Maximum of…

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Adult Raptorology: Falcons

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Raptorology... it’s not just for kids! Join us for a fun-filled evening learning about birds of prey. Each class will focus on a different type of raptor. Play raptor-related games, see birds of prey up close and learn about these amazing predators of the sky. Adults only (ages 18 and older). Maximum capacity of 25. Pre-registration is required. This program is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Members must sign in to receive discount. Our Sept. 14 program will…

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Writing Hike for Beginners (Led by writer, teacher, and Nebraska Master Naturalist Jeff Lacey)

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Explore the sights and sounds of Fontenelle Forest with a journal and notebook! This naturalist-guided hike is designed to help forest-goers of all ages write about – and even sketch! – your experiences in the Forest. Whether you’re a poet or a scientist, this is a great chance to develop your field journaling skills, and to celebrate the Forest in a supportive writing community. Participants will meet in the Great Hall of the Nature Center. The hike will stick primarily…

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Seniors Understanding Nature: Wetlands of Nebraska

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Did you know that half of North American bird species nest or feed in wetlands? Or that 1 acre of wetland can store over 1 million gallons of floodwater? Or that wetlands act like kidneys for other ecosystems? Learn all about Nebraska’s unique wetlands at our Seniors Understanding Nature: Wetlands of Nebraska presentation! Come join Ted LaGrange as he explains what wetlands are, what they do, and why they’re important! Ted LaGrange has worked as the Wetland Program Manager for…

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Full Moon Hike: Harvest Moon

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Have you ever wondered what forest life comes out after dark? Or hiked under a full moon? Come find out on our guided full moon hike! The hike will begin at 7:00 p.m. and include an educational discussion of the nocturnal animals around the Forest. This event will include a bonfire and s'mores. Maximum of 30 people. Pre-registration is required. This event is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Members must sign in to receive discount. REGISTER HERE!

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October 2021

After Work Hike

October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies?  Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided "After Work Hike" . . . It's like happy hour, but nature-style! After Work Hikes occur every other Friday from April to December. Participants should meet at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center at 5:00 p.m. The hike will begin between 5:00 and 5:15 p.m., and run until 6:30 p.m., traversing easy to moderate terrain. Maximum of 15 people per…

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Sunday Trekking at the Nature Center

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join our Naturalist Educators on a guided hike along the beautiful trails of Fontenelle Forest on the 1st and 5th Sundays of each month.  The Nature Center trails system includes a one-mile, ADA-accessible boardwalk and various difficulties of trails through the woods. There is also a trail that runs along Childs Hollow, through the wetland area to provide a view of the Missouri River, providing several opportunities to see our oak woodland restoration relatively up close. Hikers will meet at…

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Nature Discovery for Adults: Fascinating Fungus

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Explore nature through the eyes of your inner child! Join our Naturalist Educators for an evening of nature-based learning and fun activities for adults. Join us as we learn about the fascinating world of fungus.  We will explain how to identify some of the most common mushrooms found at Fontenelle Forest in the fall and discuss their importance in the Forest ecosystem. Class will meet at the Nature Center from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. Adults ages 18+. Maximum of 25 people per…

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Wildlife Wednesdays (OWLS)

October 13
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Teach your children to love critters from an early age during Wildlife Wednesdays - a structured learning environment for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. From our "feathered friends" to the "creepy crawlies," participants will have an opportunity to meet a critter up close. You never know which type of critter might make an appearance during your program! Each session includes storytime, a craft to take home, the opportunity to meet a critter, and other fun activities. Maximum of…

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After Work Hike

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies?  Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided "After Work Hike" . . . It's like happy hour, but nature-style! After Work Hikes occur every other Friday from April to December. Participants should meet at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center at 5:00 p.m. The hike will begin between 5:00 and 5:15 p.m., and run until 6:30 p.m., traversing easy to moderate terrain. Maximum of 15 people per…

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Seniors Understanding Nature: Rooted in the Midwest – The Herbs and Plants of the American Plains Indian Nations

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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What’s the point of burning sweetgrass? Grinding up purple coneflower? Eating prairie turnips? Learn about these plants and their cultural significance with Shannon Smith, Education Technician from the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail! Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery would’ve surely perished before reaching the Pacific without the assistance and knowledge of the many Native American tribes they encountered. In this hour-long presentation, we’ll explore some of the herbs and plants introduced to the Lewis and Clark Expedition by…

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After Work Hike

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies?  Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided "After Work Hike" . . . It's like happy hour, but nature-style! After Work Hikes occur every other Friday from April to December. Participants should meet at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center at 5:00 p.m. The hike will begin between 5:00 and 5:15 p.m., and run until 6:30 p.m., traversing easy to moderate terrain. Maximum of 15 people…

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Sunday Trekking at the Nature Center (Halloween Hike!)

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join our Naturalist Educators on a guided hike along the beautiful trails of Fontenelle Forest on the 1st and 5th Sundays of each month.  The Nature Center trails system includes a one-mile, ADA-accessible boardwalk and various difficulties of trails through the woods. There is also a trail that runs along Childs Hollow, through the wetland area to provide a view of the Missouri River, providing several opportunities to see our oak woodland restoration relatively up close. Hikers will meet at…

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November 2021

Nature Discovery for Adults: Webology

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Explore nature through the eyes of your inner child! Join our Naturalist Educators for an evening of nature-based learning and fun activities for adults. Join us as we discuss the concept of energy flow through the ecosystem.  We will learn about producers, consumers, and decomposers, and how they create the complex balance of the food web. Class will meet at the Nature Center from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. Adults ages 18+. Maximum of 25 people per event. Pre-registration is required. This event…

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Writing Hike for Beginners (Led by writer, teacher, and Nebraska Master Naturalist Jeff Lacey)

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Explore the sights and sounds of Fontenelle Forest with a journal and notebook! This naturalist-guided hike is designed to help forest-goers of all ages write about – and even sketch! – your experiences in the Forest. Whether you’re a poet or a scientist, this is a great chance to develop your field journaling skills, and to celebrate the Forest in a supportive writing community. Participants will meet in the Great Hall of the Nature Center. The hike will stick primarily…

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Sunday Trekking at the Nature Center

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join our Naturalist Educators on a guided hike along the beautiful trails of Fontenelle Forest on the 1st and 5th Sundays of each month.  The Nature Center trails system includes a one-mile, ADA-accessible boardwalk and various difficulties of trails through the woods. There is also a trail that runs along Childs Hollow, through the wetland area to provide a view of the Missouri River, providing several opportunities to see our oak woodland restoration relatively up close. Hikers will meet at…

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Wildlife Wednesdays (SNAKES)

November 10
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Teach your children to love critters from an early age during Wildlife Wednesdays - a structured learning environment for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. From our "feathered friends" to the "creepy crawlies," participants will have an opportunity to meet a critter up close. You never know which type of critter might make an appearance during your program! Each session includes storytime, a craft to take home, the opportunity to meet a critter, and other fun activities. Maximum of…

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After Work Hike

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies?  Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided "After Work Hike" . . . It's like happy hour, but nature-style! After Work Hikes occur every other Friday from April to December. Participants should meet at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center at 5:00 p.m. The hike will begin between 5:00 and 5:15 p.m., and run until 6:30 p.m., traversing easy to moderate terrain. Maximum of 15 people per…

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Full Moon Hike: Frost Moon

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Have you ever wondered what forest life comes out after dark? Or hiked under a full moon? Come find out on our guided full moon hike! The hike will begin at 5:00 p.m. and include an educational discussion of the nocturnal animals around the Forest. This event will include a bonfire and s'mores. Maximum of 30 people. Pre-registration is required. This event is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Members must sign in to receive discount. REGISTER HERE!

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After Work Hike

November 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies?  Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided "After Work Hike" . . . It's like happy hour, but nature-style! After Work Hikes occur every other Friday from April to December. Participants should meet at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center at 5:00 p.m. The hike will begin between 5:00 and 5:15 p.m., and run until 6:30 p.m., traversing easy to moderate terrain. Maximum of 15 people per…

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December 2021

Nature Discovery for Adults: Habitats

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Explore nature through the eyes of your inner child! Join our Naturalist Educators for an evening of nature-based learning and fun activities for adults. Join us as we explore the habitats of forest animals. We will learn about the concept of habitat (a place where an animal finds everything they need to survive) and the four basic needs a habitat must provide (water, air/space, food, and shelter). Class will meet at the Nature Center from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. Adults ages 18+.…

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Sunday Trekking at the Nature Center

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join our Naturalist Educators on a guided hike along the beautiful trails of Fontenelle Forest on the 1st and 5th Sundays of each month.  The Nature Center trails system includes a one-mile, ADA-accessible boardwalk and various difficulties of trails through the woods. There is also a trail that runs along Childs Hollow, through the wetland area to provide a view of the Missouri River, providing several opportunities to see our oak woodland restoration relatively up close. Hikers will meet at…

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Adult Raptorology: Turkey Vultures

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Raptorology... it’s not just for kids! Join us for a fun-filled evening learning about birds of prey. Each class will focus on a different type of raptor. Play raptor-related games, see birds of prey up close and learn about these amazing predators of the sky. Adults only (ages 18 and older). Maximum capacity of 25. Pre-registration is required. This program is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Members must sign in to receive discount. Our Dec. 7 program will…

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After Work Hike

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies?  Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided "After Work Hike" . . . It's like happy hour, but nature-style! After Work Hikes occur every other Friday from April to December. Participants should meet at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center at 5:00 p.m. The hike will begin between 5:00 and 5:15 p.m., and run until 6:30 p.m., traversing easy to moderate terrain. Maximum of 15 people per…

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Adult Raptorology: Turkey Vultures

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Raptorology... it’s not just for kids! Join us for a fun-filled evening learning about birds of prey. Each class will focus on a different type of raptor. Play raptor-related games, see birds of prey up close and learn about these amazing predators of the sky. Adults only (ages 18 and older). Maximum capacity of 25. Pre-registration is required. This program is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Members must sign in to receive discount. Our Dec. 14 program will…

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