Nature Night Enjoyed by All
The Ashland-Greenwood Elementary School hosted Family Nature Night on Thursday, October 26. The Lower Platte South Natural Resource District works with schools to provide a wide variety of activities designed for students and their families to experience and connect with nature. Students explored various stations that focused on animals, plants, and natural resources. Some of the activities included matching seeds to plants, a honeycomb project, animal tracks, building spiders and fireflies, examining and learning about the rings on trees, and making soybean necklaces. Live animals, a screech owl and snake, insects, animal pelts and skulls were also a part of the evening. Family Nature Night offered families a great way to learn together while increasing their knowledge of Nebraska's natural resources.
With approximately twenty activity stations and over 330 individuals in attendance, many volunteers were needed to make this night a success. Special thanks to the volunteers that made this evening possible: elementary teachers, high school FFA members, high school Ambassadors, middle school students and NRD staff!