Forest Festival Family Fun Night Returns on September 8th!

Forest Festival Family Fun Night Returns on September 8th!

Join us for FREE outdoor fun!

Activities will include tree-climbing, inflatable axe throwing, archery, wildlife encounters, hayrack rides, kids' game, nature scavenger hunts, and much more! Free hot dog meals will also be provided (first-come, first-served).

Forest Festival Family Fun Night takes place on September 8th, 2023 from 4 to 8 PM (admission ends at 7:30) at Horning State Farm Demonstration Forest. 2106 Horning Rd #7650, Plattsmouth, NE 68048

Partners with Activities Include:

  • Arbor Day Farm:  Antique Cider Pressing and Apple Tasting
  • Nebraska Department of Natural Resources:  Duck, Duck, Guess
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln:  Second Annual Tree Hugging Contest
  • YMCA Camp Kitaki:  To Be Announced
  • UNL Extension Early Childhood Team: Early Childhood Education Activities
  • Fontanelle Forest: Leaf Rubbing Art
  • Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska: Girl Scouts Tree Promise - The Power of One Tree
  • Keep Cass County Beautiful: The Nebraska Trail
  • Wildlife Encounters: Wildlife Encounters Interactive
  • Stuhr Museum: Playful Pollinators - Butterflies of Nebraska
  • Nebraska Mycological Society: Fun with Fungi
  • Agriculture in the Classroom: Source Search
  • Dusk & Dawn: Giant Silk Moths & Butterflies
  • Plattsmouth Public Library: Nature Storytime
  • Raptor Encounters: Raptor Conservation Alliance
  • Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium: Not-So-Creepy Crawlies
  • Nebraska Wildlife Rehab: Are You Me?
  • Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience with Young Nebraska Scientists: Nanoscience in Nature
  • Tick Tag Go: What Makes You Tick
  • University of Nebraska State Museum: Forest Tracks
  • Nebraska Extension in Otoe County: The Fallen Log
  • Audubon Society of Omaha: Bird Identification
  • Conservation Nebraska: Tree Craft Activity
  • Nebraska Department of Education - Farm to School: We All Need Trees
  • Big Gumdrop Outdoors: Let's go fishing!
  • National Park ServiceLewis and Clark National Historic Trail: Lewis and Clark Expedition!
  • Lincoln Children's Museum: Forest Fox Friends
  • UNL School of Natural Resources: Every Tree for Itself
  • Nebraska Game and Parks - Fish & Wildlife Ed: Forest Safari
  • Nebraska Game and Parks - Hunter Ed: Archery
  • Hastings Museum: Collecting Nature's Colors
  • Lauritzen Gardens: Nature's Skyscrapers
  • Agriculture in the Classroom: Source Search
  • Stuhr Museum: Playful Pollinators
  • And more to come...

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