Classroom Presentations


The NRD provides many different presentation opportunities.  Our presentations would help answer the following questions:


  • What is an aquifer?
  • How does groundwater move?
  • How does pollution affect groundwater?
  • What are the effects of pumping on groundwater, lakes, and rivers?
  • How does water contribute to soil erosion?
  • Rivers and how they work.

Water Cycle

  • What is the water cycle?
  • How does it work?
  • Why is it important?


  • Why should we plant trees?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Products of the Forest
  • Who lives in a tree?
  • How do you plant trees?
  • What is Arbor Day? What is Earth Day? what it means to us.
  • Tree inventory, what it is and its importance. 
  • Tree Pruning and Care
  • Parts of a Tree
  • Tree seeds


  • What are the types of soils here in the North Platte NRD?
  • Why is soil important?
  • What are the properties of the different soils?
  • Who lives in the soil?


  • Wildlife and their homes.
  • Pipe cleaner Pollinators
  • Seeds of Agriculture
  • Recycle your items
  • Honeybee Learning

The NRD System

  • Why is Nebraska’s NRD system so unique?
  • What are the benefits of the NRD system?
  • What are some of the disadvantages?
  • How/where the NRDs created?
  • What are they responsible for?

Customized Programs


We can create programs designed specifically for your needs on various natural resources topics. Your speaker Amanda Shepperd can be contacted , the Community Educator for the North Platte Natural Resources District. Amanda is located in Western Nebraska, in the central part of the panhandle. She enjoys talking about trees, plants, and the beauty of the environment. She spends her time working in classrooms and talking about the environment.