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

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Educational Opportunities

  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… Read More
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Classroom Presentations

The NRD provides many different presentation opportunities.  Our presentations would help answer the following questions: Water What is an aquifer? How does groundwater move? How does pollution affect… Read More
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Poster Contest 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
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ACE Camp Nebraska’s NRDs are hosting their annual natural resources camp titled: Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE). ACE is open to students who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade and want… Read More
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Outdoor Classroom

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
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Educational Links and Resources

Educational 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… Read More