Nebraska Forest Service
The Nebraska Forest Service leads the state by inspiring and assisting others to create and sustain healthy, productive forests. Our Conservation Education program helps both formal and non-formal educators, families, and natural resource professionals with resources to educate Nebraskans on conservation concepts and issues. Conservation Education helps people of all ages develop the critical thinking skills they need to understand complex environmental issues and make informed decisions.
We are the State Coordinating agency for Project Learning Tree and Project WET (Water Education Today) for the state of Nebraska. We provide certification workshops for both curricula, visit schools, host booths at festivals, and consult on your Conservation Education needs.
New this Fall:
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools are unable to take traditional off-site field trips that are part of their annual curricula. In response, the Nebraska Forest Service's Conservation Education Team has curated a series of virtual classroom visits with lessons targeting state and national standards while translating conservation and environmental education in a digital format. Programs are available with grade-specific content for ages early childhood to seniors in high school. We hope this new avenue of free programs can help both formal and nonformal educators keep conservation in their classroom curricula both in this current COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
Each visit lasts around 30 to 45 minutes and is live via zoom or other video chatting service. A NFS conservation educator will lead the students through the lesson or activity with assistance from the classroom educator. Any needed materials or print outs will be emailed to the teacher ahead of time.
Contact us for more information or to schedule your classroom visit today!