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 been… Read More
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Classroom Presentations

The NRD provides many different presentations opportunities.  Our presentations would help answer the following questions: Water What is an aquifer? How does ground water move? How does pollution… 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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Links and Resources

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