Nebraska Wildlife Week 2011





Wildlife Week 2010

"Keep Rivers Wild for Wildlife"


Wildlife Week 2009: "Nebraska's Wild Places"


Wildlife Week 2008: "Pollinators!"


 Wildlife Month 2007: "Nebraska's Natural Legacy"


Wildlife Week 2006: "Migration, Wings on the Move"


Wildlife Week 2005: "Native Prairies"


Rowe Sanctuary

Spring Creek Prairie

Audubon Center


Nebraska's natural heritage comes alive at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, an 808-acre tallgrass prairie nature preserve located 20 minutes southwest of Lincoln. The tallgrass preserve includes wetlands, ponds, streams, and bur oak woodlands. Students can stand in ruts cut by 19th-century wagon trains, and get a sense of the landscape that Native Americans, early explorers and settlers saw two centuries ago.


The Center is open year-around, and provides on-site programs that incorporate hands-on, multidisciplinary activities geared for specific grade-level objectives. Programs include Prairie Explorers, Animals & Habitats, and Prairie Waterworks, or teachers can work with the Center's staff to customize your visit.


The Center's education building is insulated by straw and prairie hay bales and recycled denim, and designed with many environmentally friendly features. It provides a great learning space should the weather turn bad.


Spring Creek Prairie is one of the largest and best pieces of protected tallgrass prairie in Nebraska.  Spring Creek Prairie is host to over 350 plant species, and visitors have spotted more than 200 species of birds, 52 kinds of butterflies, 30 mammal species, and 35 kinds of dragonflies and damselflies.


For more information on the Center's education programs, contact Deb Hauswald, education coordinator, at (402) 797-2301, or visit the Spring Creek Prairie web site.

Photos courtesy of Spring Creek Prairie  Audubon Center



Outdoor Classrooms
Energy, Water and Recycling
Environmental Education Curriculum
Involving Your Community

Audubon's Spring Creek Prairie

Central Platte Natural Resources District

Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary
National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools
Adopt a Stream
Wildlife Week Poster Contest
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