Hands-On Education

A child get their face painted at a NFS workshop.

The Nebraska Forest Service leads the state by inspiring and assisting others to create and sustain healthy, productive forests.

Our conservation education program helps both formal and non-formal educators, families, and natural resource professionals with resources to educate Nebraskans on conservation concepts and issues. Conservation Education helps people of all ages develop the critical thinking skills they need to understand complex environmental issues and make informed decisions.

On occasion, we can assist you in setting up a visit to a forest in Nebraska with one our district foresters. Submit a request

Prairie Chickens: A Lot to Lek! Educator Workshop

Tree Trunks Program

Thanks to a new Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) program, teachers can now bring conservation education directly into the classroom. Activity kits—aptly called ‘Tree Trunks’—are available for check-out by local teachers, educators, and the public from Affiliate Education Centers currently being established statewide

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Nebraska Green Schools

Through this program, students and teachers can investigate the environmental impact of their school, develop action plans for improvement and earn badges as they work their way up to achieving Nebraska Green Schools Emerald Status.

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Find a Workshop

See which of our events are happening in your neck of the woods!

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Additional Resources

Prairie Chickens: A Lot to Lek! Educator Workshop

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum

We plant Nebraska for healthy people, vibrant communities and a resilient environment.

Prairie Chickens: A Lot to Lek! Educator Workshop

Project Learning Tree

Activities and resources to engage children in learning about the environment through the lens of trees and forests.

Prairie Chickens: A Lot to Lek! Educator Workshop

Project WET

Dedicated to solving critical environmental challenges by teaching the world about water.

NFS Education Personnell

Jack Hilgert

Conservation Education Coordinator
202E Forestry Hall. Lincoln, NE. 68583
Office Phone: 
  • Education