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Outdoor Skills is the ultimate after school program designed to introduce youth to diverse outdoor recreational opportunities through interactive hands-on, skill based activities. The program was developed collaboratively by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and University of Nebraska Extension division. County Extension staff and volunteers are teaching the skills during afterschool programs and during summer workshops. Life-long outdoor skills, friendships and confidence are developed through the fun games, projects and activities. Outdoor Skills AP Curriculum

What Skills Will Students Gain?

Students will learn: wildlife identification, birding, hiking, turkey hunting, outdoor safety, fishing, geocaching and much more. At the same they will develop problem solving techniques, make new friends, and discover the confidence to participate in outdoor activities.

 


Lessons are divided by grade levels. Each lesson includes equipment kits for hands-on learning. As students progress through the program, they learn more technical outdoor skills. The program allows youth to challenge themselves, accomplish new goals, and gain a deeper appreciation of the great outdoors. This program puts life-long skills in the hands of Nebraska's youth.

 


Who Can Get Involved?

  • Afterschool programs
  • Camps
  • Classroom teachers
  • UNL 4-H County Extension Programs
  • School Clubs and Scouts


Download an Example Lesson

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Download Lessons for Trained Instructors

Teachers - access your lesson plans here.

 
 

How Do I Get Involved?

1. Contact the administrators listed below.

2. Attend Instructor onsite training or webinar.

3. Check out a kit.

 

How to Reserve an Education Kit

Contact Julia Plugge to add your name to the calendar.

Julia Plugge
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Julia.plugge@nebraska.gov
(402) 471-6009
Tammy Stuhr
University of Nebraska -Lincoln
tammy.stuhr@unl.edu
(402) 643-1330
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