Eugene T. Mahoney State Park Naturalist Program WI L DL I F E S AF A R I NOTE: This program does have a small fee. Visit the Henry Doorly Zoo’s Wildlife Safari, and leave the driving to us. On your trip, you will view Bison, Elk, Cranes, Pelicans, Deer, Antelope, Eagles, and much more. We will also stop in the Visitor’s Center & Aviary. Take advantage of this exciting offer! Eugene T. Mahoney State Park For more information call us at: 402-944-2523 Ext. 7122 GP S T R E AS U R E H U NT Come explore our introductory course in Fishing Clinic geocaching. Using our GPS device you can try and locate our treasure we have hidden in the park. Be prepared for a nature hike to teach you the arts of navigation. WI L DE R N E S S S U RV I V AL Do you think you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? This is a workshop involving Eugene T. Mahoney State Park 28500 West Park Hwy. Ashland, NE 68003 tips on surviving in the wilderness! Come join us in some hands-on learning opportunities and a hike scenario to test your skills! R O WI N G F O R R OO K I E S Canoeing is a one of a kind adventure! You will learn the ropes of canoeing in this course. Beginners participate. to experts are welcome Visit us at www.OutdoorNebraska.org to Find us on Facebook Discover the Outside Wo r l d A r o u n d Yo u ! Det ails I nside Outdoor Education Activities For… CHILDREN ADULTS FAMILIES SCHOOLS GROUPS AND MORE! The Naturalist Program activities are designed for people of all ages and skill levels. Families, Groups, and Visitors to the park will have the opportunity to learn RE P T I L E S E M I N A RS Outdoor skills together. Meet the parks reptiles and amphibians that live in the James Family Conservatory! Get close up and Complete our Jr. Naturalist Program… and earn a patch! personal with bearded dragons, snakes, turtles and frogs! H O RS E S E M I N A R S DISC OV ER T HE OU TSI DE WORL D A RO UN D Y OU! Children of all ages can earn a Jr. Naturalist patch by attending a minimum of 5 horses. Learn skills such as proper equine health • FISHING CLINICS different programs and completing 1 project of their choice. care, anatomy, grooming and safety. Watch how to Get up close and learn about one of the park’s saddle, bridle, and properly mount a horse. • ARCHERY & SLINGSHOT SKILLS • OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY • ANIMAL SEMINARS F I S HI N G C L I NI C S children under 16 years old; adults may fish if they are assisting children. Learn how to tie and • ANCIENT HISTORY • TOURS, TREASURE HUNTS & MORE! A R C H E RY & S L I N G S H OT S K I L L S BI R D W O R K S H OP S Hunting is among one of Nebraska’s favorite Discover fascinating things about birds. outdoor activities. Come join us for a safe and Participate in one of several fun bird Discover the fun of fishing! This program is for fun beginner’s course in archery or try your friendly activities; make a turkey call, a bait the hook, cast, and identify native fish. hand at this ancient form of hunting. We will nesting bag, a bird feeder, or find out if Fishing poles, tackle, and bait are provided for learn the basics of slingshots and proper you have what it takes to survive a bird’s this activity. use. Then we will practice shooting beans at life! targets. A NI M AL T R A C K S Do you know what animal walked through that B U G B U S T E RS mud? Knowing animal tracks can be useful and Do you like to catch bugs? Butterfly nets can be fun, so come learn how to determine who left used to sweep grassy areas to see how many those insects can be found. We have insect field guides tracks, and make you own track identification sheet. that can be used to help identify our finds. WI L DL I F E M OV I E S A N CI E NT P L A T T E V A L L E Y HI S T O R Y A 30-45 min. wildlife movie show at our Did you know that one thousand years ago Kountze Mahoney State Park would have been home to an Theater. Subjects include birds, insects, wildlife conservation, fishing, backyard wildlife and more! ancient Nebraskan Indian tribe? Come explore the history and findings behind one of the park’s best kept secrets and learn about the culture of these ancient people. The Natural i st p rogra m has dai l y s chedul ed a cti vi ti e s Memo ri al Da y th ro ugh Mi d - August GE O L O G Y “ R O C KS ” Please contact the park if you wish to set up a scheduled activity during our off seasons. Join us to learn how rocks are formed, how to identify different types of rocks & minerals, and complete a fun surprise activity that really rocks!
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