LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission educators have scheduled interesting and engaging events for the curious in December. Here are a few opportunities:

Little Saplings early childhood program presents Night Animals

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Little Saplings early childhood nature discovery program will have the program, Night Animals, at Schramm Education Center at 9 a.m. Dec. 1.

Not all animals sleep at night. Discover how nature comes alive at night for many animals. The program, designed for children ages 2-5 and their adult caregiver, will bring nature themes to life through stories, sensory activities, crafts and outdoor exploration.

See the calendar event entry at for more information.

Conservation Career Chat: Carnivore program manager

LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Dec. 15 in its series of virtual Conservation Career Chats. Sam Wilson will discuss his duties as the agency’s furbearer and carnivore program manager.

The series, at 10 a.m. Central time via Zoom on the third Wednesday of each month, highlights a different Game and Parks career. Each interview is recorded and uploaded to the Nebraska Game and Parks Education YouTube Channel.

See the calendar event entry at for the registration link as well as a schedule of future Conservation Career Chats. For more information, contact [email protected] or check out the Nebraska Wildlife Education Facebook page.

Homeschool Hikes set for Dec. 15 at Schramm Park SRA

LINCOLN, Neb. – Come to Schramm Park State Recreation Area on Dec. 15 for Homeschool Hikes, a new nature exploration program at for homeschool families.

Beginning at 9 a.m., an outdoor educator will lead a guided hike while participants ask questions, draw, observe and make discoveries in nature.

Visit the event listing at for more information and to register.

Schramm Education Center hosting Winter Break Days

LINCOLN, Neb. – School is out between the holidays. What is there to do? Schramm Education Center is hosting Winter Breaks Days on Dec. 28, 30 and Jan. 3.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, Schramm visitors can fight boredom and get away from screens by spending a day with fun, healthy, educational activities for all ages. Find the complete program schedule in the event listing at

Admission is $10 per adult, $7 for ages 4-12, and ages 3 and under are free. Call 402-332-3901 for more information.

Family-friendly magician Chandler coming to Mahoney State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Enjoy family-friendly Omaha magician Ryan Chandler as he performs at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park on Nov. 27 for the first of several dates.

Chandler, who has appeared on television with magicians Penn and Teller, will perform at 3 p.m. at Kountze Memorial Theater.

Other performances will be Dec. 18, 3 p.m.; Jan. 1, 5 p.m.; Feb. 12, 3 p.m.; March 12, 3 p.m.; April 1, 7 p.m.; and May 1, 3 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for ages 12 and under. Reserve tickets by calling 402-944-2523, ext. 7122. Present your ticket at Mahoney’s The View Restaurant the same day as the performance for a 10% discount on an entrée.