Education — the key to protecting our natural resources for generations to come. We believe that by starting early in the classroom, children will become more aware and have a better understanding of the natural resources that are most important to their lives in Western Nebraska — trees, water, soil.
Plus, we have a lot of fun, too!
Teachers, Do Your Students Know:
- How important the North Platte River is to western Nebraska’s livelihood?
- What they can do to help conserve and protect water?
- How Nebraska became known as the tree planters’ state?
- What’s in soil, why it’s so important, and what we can do to protect it?
We provide factual, objective information about natural resources in the North Platte Valley and Nebraska, including:
- In-class presentations for any grade level
- Resource material or background information
- Models to demonstrate groundwater contamination or soil erosion
Get More Details
The North Platte NRD sponsors, hosts, and participates in many educational opportunities for students of all ages in Scotts Bluff, Banner, Morrill, Garden and southern Sioux Counties. NRD staff have been… Read More
The NRD provides many different presentations opportunities. Our presentations would help answer the following questions:
What is an aquifer?
How does ground water move?
How does pollution… Read More
The North Platte NRD sponsors a District-wide poster contest for K-6th graders. Winners will be entered in the Nebraska Association of Resources District’s Poster contest, which would… Read More
Nebraska’s NRDs are hosting the third annual Natural Resources Camp titled: Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE). ACE is open to 6th-8th graders who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade… Read More
Sowing the Seed Newsletter
Each month during the school year, the North Platte NRD publishes a newsletter that is specific for natural resources education. The newsletter is designed to help inform educators… Read More
Outdoor Classrooms are outdoor areas landscaped with native trees, plants and grasses, rocks, ponds, bird and butterfly houses, to create habitats for the purpose of outdoor education lessons. Students… Read More
Links & Resources for Students & Teachers
Ag In The Classroom – teach kids the importance of agriculture in our daily lives.
Arbor Day Foundation for Kids – Fun activities from the Arbor Day folks!
Environmental… Read More
We can provide presentations and activities for specific grades and apply to specific standards. The standards include both Science and Social Studies Standards. We will also cater to any specific directions… Read More