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Wildlife Week 2014: Water and Wildlife


Wildlife Week 2012 EXTRAordinary Wildlife


Wildlife Week 2011: Greening Our Schools


Wildlife Week 2010: Keep Rivers Wild for Wildlife


Wildlife Week 2009: Nebraska's Wild Places


Wildlife Week 2008: Pollinators!


Wildlife Week 2007: Nebraska's Natural Legacy


Wildlife Week 2006: Migration, Wings on the Move


Wildlife Week 2005: Native Prairies


Wildlife Education
Our Environmental Education programs promote hands-on nature education. We believe that different children learn in different ways, but all children benefit from real-world, hands-on activities that teach an understanding of, and appreciation for, wildlife and our natural world.


Wild Adventure Day Join Nebraska Wildlife Federation and Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center for free, fun, outdoor activities for the whole family Saturday, April 19. Two dozen activities like a prairie hike, stream adventure, live snakes and amphibians, and many more from 10 am to 2 pm. Sponsors include Russ's Market, Union Bank & Trust, and Pioneers Park Nature Center. Download an information flyer here.


The Federation's Adopt A Stream program teaches Nebraskans how to understand, enjoy, monitor and conserve their neighborhood stream. Through a series of workshops held across Nebraska, we have trained over 250 Nebraskans in basic stream monitoring and conservation techniques. Many of our Adopt A Stream participants are Nebraska educators, passing on what they have learned about chemical and biological monitoring to Nebraska students through hands-on stream activities.


Wildlife Week  is Nebraska Wildlife Federation's oldest education program. Each Spring, in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation's celebration of National Wildlife Week, we sponsor Wildlife Week Nebraska. Working with partner organizations and agencies and financial sponsors, we notify thousands of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teacher in Nebraska when Wildlife Week education information is posted on our web site. They also receive information on our annual Wildlife Week Poster Contest, and that information is posted here on our web site as well.


Our Wildlife Week Education Section is chock full of information that educators can use to teach Nebraska students about wildlife. The 2013 Wildlife Week theme was Branching Out for Wildlife, celebrating trees and the wildlife that depend upon them in Nebraska. Visit our Wildlife Week page here and discover Nebraska's wild places and the fish and wildlife that live there.


Our Wildlife Poster Contest recognizes budding wildlife artists from  grade schools across Nebraska. Contest information and individual entry forms are available here on our web site or by calling the Federation office. Winning artists have been honored at the Federation's annual gathering each year.  


Schoolyard Habitat Areas bring wildlife and the natural world right to the schoolroom door. Students can learn about plant and animal biology through first-hand observation and experimentation Habitat areas can be used for a variety of subjects including math, literature, art, and science. In 1996, NEWF published the first Guide to Nebraska Schoolyard Habitat Areas, a how-to guide for teachers and parents interested in establishing outdoor classrooms, and which highlighted some of the best schoolyard habitat areas from around Nebraska. The National Wildlife Federation now has a national Schoolyard Habitats program, and schools can register their site online and receive information on starting, maintaining, and using outdoor classrooms.


Greening Your School. National Wildlife Federation is the host of Eco Schools USA program, which helps schools, teachers, and communities takes a holistic approach to environmental education and making their schools greener.