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April 21, 2017
For More Information Contact:
Jamie Kelley, Pioneers Park Nature Center, 402-441-8708

Free "Wild Adventures" Program Set for April 29

The Pioneers Park Nature Center invites the public to attend "Wild Adventures," a free wildlife education program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at the Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. Participants will learn about Nebraska wildlife, native habitats and more through activities and games, live animal presentations and tours of the historic Hudson Cabin and one-room Heritage School house. Food from Russ's Market will be available for purchase (cash only).

No registration is required. Scheduled events during the program include the following:

In addition to Nature Center staff, activities will be presented by Homestead National Monument, the Lincoln Gem and Mineral Club, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, UNL Entomology Club and Bee Lab, the Groundwater Foundation, EyeCare Specialties, Lincoln Electric System, Nebraska Walleye Association and the Nebraska Wildlife Federation.

The event is co-hosted by the Friends of the Pioneers Park Nature Center and the Nebraska Wildlife Federation. Event sponsors include the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, EyeCare Specialties and Humanities Nebraska.

For more information, visit or contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895.

Road Construction Notice

From April 24 through October, the intersection at Coddington and West Van Dorn will be under construction. To reach the Pioneers Park Nature Center, take West "A" Street to S.W. 40th Street, then go south to W. Van Dorn. Turn left (east) and proceed to the Pioneers Park entrance. Turn south into the park. Take the right fork, both times when the road divides. Follow the road to the Nature Center. Access to Pioneers Park will be available for drivers coming from the south on Coddington Ave.

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