Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ Nebraska office offers in-class programming for students of all ages in the Nebraska Panhandle. Due to our generous funding we are able to offer these classes at no cost to participants. Our in-class programs feature interactive lessons, small group investigations, hands-on exploration, and curriculum-aligned content. See our current offerings below as well as a PDF with full class descriptions. Sessions run 45 minutes or 1 class period and are limited to 35 students, but multiple sessions can be scheduled for the same day. A teacher or chaperone is required to be present during programs. For ease of scheduling, we ask that you register at least 2 weeks before your desired date. If you want to schedule a class within two weeks, please fill out a form and we will do our best to accommodate your group. Please visit the In-Class Programs Registration Form to register for a class.
Nebraska’s Tomorrow Project (K-12th): Help students realize the power of action while engaging in a community service project focusing on an environmental issue.
Pollination Nation (PreK-4th): Learn about the important role that insect and bird pollinators play in our world while exploring pollinator and plant adaptations.
The Great Prairie Puzzle (3rd and up): Experience the complex and dynamic interactions of Nebraska’s plant and animal life as well as the role that our feathered friends play in ecosystems.
Water Works (K-12th): Students will learn about the amazing properties of water and how it affects our daily lives, as well as current threats to water and how we can protect this life-giving resource.
So Fly! (K-12th): This class is all about birds! Learn about avian adaptations as well as challenges our feathered friends face.
Marvelous Mammals (3rd and up): Learn all about mammal adaptations while getting hands-on with skulls and furs, and explore Nebraska’s unique mammal history.
Uncommon Ground (4th and up): In this soils and geology class, learn about Nebraska’s rich geological history and how it has shaped our landscape through interactive activities and discussions.
Keep it Wild (3rd and up): Students will learn all about Nebraska’s threatened and endangered species as well as how reintroduction and conservation efforts have been successful at bringing species back from the brink of extinction.
Roots to Shoots (3rd and up): Explore the native flora of Nebraska while learning what plants need to grow and survive.
BUZZ-inga (PreK-4th): In this hands-on class, students will learn about insect life cycles, habitats, and their ecological importance to birds and other Nebraska animals.
Conservation Community Meeting (5th grade and up): This class invites students to explore different perspectives on environmental issues in a debate format.