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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlife Habitat Lands
    29th there will be a public informational meeting at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center from 9 00 a m to 12 noon The public is encouraged to come out and visit with wildland representatives about the over 13 000 acres of new public land Click on the link below to view some of the new public lands Wildcat Hills Map View Larger Image Properties under conservation ownerhsip within the Wildcat

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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlands Initiative
    College Amanda Keep Nebraska Prairie Partners Brad McKinney Pheasants Forever Science Team Gary Alkire Western Nebraska Community College Archeologist Chris Becker Nebraska Game Parks Scott Brandt Nebraska Game Parks Law Enforcement Officer Jim Cannia U S Geologic Service Geologist Hydrologist Steve Donovan Ducks Unlimited Biologist Butch Ellis The Nature Conservancy Al Hansen Nebraska Game Parks Fishery Biologist Anne James Nebraska Game Parks Commission Education Coordinator Naturalist Steve Knode U S

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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Wildlands Initiative
    of the image on Nebraska s state waterfowl stamp All proceeds from the sale of the 500 8x10 inch prints will be used to benefit habitat in Nebraska and the Junior Duck Stamp contest The Western Trail Sports Post of Scottsbluff is conducting the sale for the non profit Platte River Basin Environments 2008 Trumpeters Regal Romp by 18 year old Brett Cooper of Harrisburg was selected Best of Show

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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Contact Us
    image on Nebraska s state waterfowl stamp All proceeds from the sale of the 500 8x10 inch prints will be used to benefit habitat in Nebraska and the Junior Duck Stamp contest The Western Trail Sports Post of Scottsbluff is conducting the sale for the non profit Platte River Basin Environments 2008 Trumpeters Regal Romp by 18 year old Brett Cooper of Harrisburg was selected Best of Show in the

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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Education
    sense of place that connects them to their own environment Our educational activities help create an interesting and exciting place for young and old alike The Wildcat Hills Nature Center provides year round education in classrooms and summer camps and activities to continue that connection with nature Young children are often seen flying outside the Nature Center with their crepe paper wings or hiking the hills with Outdoor Education Specialist Anne James In classrooms she teaches the students about ecosystems migration or adaptations and gives the students a broader sense of nature s scope Sixth grade students from all over Educational Service Unit 13 come to the Nature Center to learn all about the benefit of trees during Branch Out an event sponsored by ESU 13 Scotts Bluff National Monument North Platte NRD Nebraska Game Parks and the University of NE Panhandle Station The students come to the realization that they are the ones who must take the steps to save these fragile ecosystems and their species because it s their own personal future we are shaping today The Nature Center works along with Children and Nature in Our Parks a local nature education oriented partnership to get people involved in our natural areas The summer High Plains Science Adventures 5th 8th grade camp focuses on a different science theme each year takes students on an in depth hands on investigation of that topic Partners who present the camp include the National Park Service Nebraska Game Parks Commission University of NE State Museum Riverside Zoo Scottsbluff Trails West YMCA Camp University of NE Panhandle Research Extension Service North Platte Natural Resource District Nebraska Prairie Partners and Educational Service Unit 13 all working together to promote education Conservation education also includes Nebraska Game Parks wildlife biologists taking people on hikes to

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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Education
    learn about their related careers all the while getting students outdoors active Fishing photography GPS firearms archery wildlife aerobics canoeing and many other topics are choices the students have The event takes place at the YMCA Trails West Camp Contact anne james nebraska gov to register Water Wonders 5th grade The Mitchell Event Center hosts a day of water education Students travel to various stations to take part in water related activities water rockets water properties water uses the water cycle conservation and groundwater The backdrop is a huge 30 foot walk in whale Contact Jana Schwartz jschwartz2 unlnotes unl edu for information Environ Art During January February classroom programs are presented to ESU 13 students in preparation for the US Fish and Wildlife Service Jr Duck Stamp Competition An artist and naturalist combine forces to present a program that teaches about wetlands adaptations and waterfowl and the students begin an art project for the competition Since 2005 a student from ESU 13 has won the NE Best of Show Please see the Products for sale section of this website to order them Contact anne james nebraska gov for inquiry Children and Nature in Our Parks This organization is a partnership of many of the agencies within the Panhandle of Nebraska who provide nature oriented education Educational Service Unit 13 NE Dept of Education Platte River Basin Environments Inc Nebraska Game and Parks Commission National Park Service North Platte Natural Resources District Scottsbluff and Gering Public Schools Scottsbluff Family YMCA Trails West Camp Farm And Ranch Museum Community Evergreen House University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center Children s University and City of Scottsbluff Parks and Recreation Dept The mission of the partnership is to provide quality outdoor educational opportunities for families and students utilizing the wealth of natural

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  • Platte River Basin Environments : Education
    between Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission implemented an educational bird banding station at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center just outside of Gering Nebraska for one month More than 1 000 students and teachers saw birds in the hand learned about collecting scientific data and became more familiar with the birds in the Wildcat Hills of Nebraska The students watched a certified bird bander from Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory band migratory birds They also took part in various activities from a bird hike and migration game to examining bird adaptations The general public was invited to a Saturday banding Funding was provided by the Nebraska Environmental Trust In 2008 Nebraska Prairie Partners and Nebraska Game and Parks were able to reach 1 000 students and teachers through a second year educational banding station at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center The focus of this banding station was to bring local students out of the classroom and introduce them to the world of birds Students participated in various activities related to birds including a migration game a bird beak adaptation game and a bird watching hike A certified bird bander with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory took students through the banding process explaining how birds are captured how to identify the species why measurements are taken and band placement The event occurred over 1 month at the Wildcat Hills and additional events also occurred at Oliver Reservoir near Kimball and Chadron State Park for one week each Public banding days were also held at the Wildcat Hills and Chadron State Park Funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust made these bird banding opportunities possible Many students are not receiving hands on learning opportunities especially in the outdoors This effort is an important step in connecting students with their natural

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  • Platte River Basin Environments : News & Events
    am 3 pm Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds Mitchell NE Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary Celebration Platte River Basin Environments Inc Spotted Tail Wetlands Project Dedication Recognizing Clive Ostenberg Chet Fliesbach May May 19th Wildcat Hills Wildlands Day Make plans to attend this event and take advantage of the information available from these significant partner organizations and enjoyable activities dedicated to get you back in touch with nature Learn about Birding Range

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