Nebraska Forest Service - Annual Forest Fest

The Nebraska Forest Service is hosting a week of online activities during its annual “Forest Fest” celebration! Save the Dates: September 20th – 26th, 2020

Beginning Sunday, September 20th, follow @NebraskaForests on social media for clues how you can win some Smokey Bear SWAG and other educational materials provided by the Nebraska Forest Service. The best #treeselfie tagged to NFS takes home a special prize! There will also be a virtual video tour and opportunities to engage directly with forestry staff about trees in your area.
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Thursday, September 24th at 2:30 PM
  Join NFS during your afternoon to meet Nebraska State Forestry Professionals, ask all of your tree related questions, and learn about the cutting edge forestry and research work being done both at Horning State Farm and throughout Nebraska by the Nebraska Forest Service. The foresters will give brief presentations of their work via zoom with time for questions from attendees.

Saturday, September 26th at 7:00 PM
Rounding out the week, the NFS will host a Campfire and S’mores Storytime. Listen to campfire stories, learn about nature, and make s’mores while watching the sunset. Be one of the first 50 participants to register and you will receive your own complimentary official NFS S’mores Kit to make during the event. S’mores kits will be mailed in advance, but supplies are limited so sign up soon! Registration is required to attend.

Register for Forest Fest Events HERE.

International Walk to School Day - October 7th

Join the celebration on October 7th by registering your own walk to school event HERE. Walking or biking to school promotes healthier habits, a cleaner environment, AND these special events are a great opportunity to promote safety! For more resources and information, check out the Walk to School website

E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues

The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is a speaker series presented by UNL each year. The theme this year is Regeneration: Leadership and Hope for a Changing Planet. Each presentation is free and open to the public, and this year the lectures can also be streamed online.

September 2nd, Watch the recording
Mary Pipher, “Trauma and Recovery: A New Story of Interconnection and Action…”

September 22nd, 7:30 pm 
Doris Kearns Goodwin, “Leadership in Turbulent Times” 

November 4th, 7:00 pm
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, “Roots of Revolution”

February 23rd, 7:00 pm
Forum Youth Panel, “Nameing the Beast: Climate Change and our Youth Taking Action”

March 31st, 7:00 pm
Ann Bancroft, “No Horizon is So Far”

Get more information HERE and access a list of educator resources to accompany each talk HERE