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June 2, 2017
For More Information Contact:
Jamie Kelley, Pioneers Park Nature Center, 402-441-8708

Public is Invited to June Nature Center Programs

The Pioneers Park Nature Center invites the public to the following events in June:

Nature Trekkers - Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m.
Children and their families can explore our trails, visit various locations around the Nature Center and learn about the natural world. Hikes are planned for young children, but all ages are welcome. One adult supervisor is required per six children. Register by the Monday before each trek. Program fee is $3 per person, per trek.

Rain Barrel Workshop - Sunday, June 11, 2 to 4 p.m.
This workshop will teach you how to build a rain barrel, rainwater harvesting basics and how to use a rain barrel for your lawn or garden. All participants will take home a rain barrel, valued at $110. Rain barrels must be transported by the participant off-site on the day of the workshop. The workshop is designed for adults, but children may attend with an accompanying adult. Registration deadline is June 7. Program fee is $35 per person.

Herb Class: Container Gardens - Thursday, June 15, 6 to 8 p.m.
Luann Finke of Finke Gardens leads a class that sends participants home with a pot of four different herbs. The program fee is $14 per person and includes a container, soil, plants and instruction. Registration deadline is June 7. Space is limited.

Saturday with our Naturalist - June 17, 2 to 3 p.m.
Join us for a guided hike with the Nature Center's Naturalist, Jamie Kelley. We'll go for a guided hike on the Nature Center trails to observe what's blooming, view wildlife and enjoy the current season. Dress comfortably for the weather. Registration deadline is June 14. Program fee is $5 per person.

Frogs and Floats - Father's Day, Sunday, June 18, 1 to 3 p.m.
Spend the afternoon celebrating Dads with frog catching, tadpole chasing and exploration of our wetlands. We'll supply nets to dip in the water, buckets to collect critters, magnifiers to get a closer look and field guides to identify what is found. After all the animals are released and the mud is cleaned up, we'll enjoy root beer floats. Old shoes and clothes are encouraged. Insect repellent is also recommended. Registration deadline is June 14. Program fee is $10 per person or $18 per family.

Composting Workshop - Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m.
Learn composting at a workshop sponsored by Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County and the City of Lincoln Recycling Office. Demonstrations on how to manage three kinds of composting bins are presented by Extension Master Gardeners. This free workshop is located at the composting demonstration area across the road from the Prairie Building.

To register or for more information, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or

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