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 and want to learn more about natural resources and have an adventure at camp. The camp is structured around the six areas of Envirothon. The six areas campers will learn more about are: Aquatics, Forestry, Range and Grassland, Wildlife, Soils and Land, and Policy.
Campers will experience a variety of speakers and activities in each of the six areas, and campers will also get a chance to explore possible careers in natural resources. ACE also includes adventure and activities for campers such as a ropes course, climbing wall, bonfire and games.
ACE will be held June 12th – 15th at the State 4-H Center near Halsey. The cost of the camp is $190.00 per camper and will include meals, lodging and activities.
Deadline for camp registration is May 27, 2016. The North Platte NRD provides four scholarships. For more information and registration forms please contact David Wolf at or 308-632-2749.
Nebraska Youth Range Camp
The Nebraska Range Youth Camp provides educational opportunities to students who are interested in rangelands and practical range management. The camps’ focus is on plant-soil-animal relationships, range livestock management, ranching, economics, and wildlife habitat management.
Campers participate in field and classroom activities, including a forest tour, a ranch visit, and numerous hands-on exercises designed to introduce and develop the skills important for range management and range judging. Campers will also enjoy recreational activities including canoeing, hiking, and swimming.
High Plains Science Camp
An inquiry-based, hands-on science camp designed for students who have completed 5th – 8th grades. Students will be working with scientists and resource specialists exploring horses.
Sponsors: High Plains Science Adventures is developed and presented by Children and Nature In Our Parks, which is composed of the following partners – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (Wildcat Hills Nature Center), Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, North Platte Natural Resources District, Educational Service Unit 13, Riverside Discovery Center, City of Scottsbluff Stormwater Department, Platte River Basin Environments, Inc., and Western Nebraska Community College.