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Platte River Prairies Family Field Day


A young boy looks into an insect jar surrounded by family and summer prairie blooms.


Event Overview

You are invited to have a front-row seat to the prairie!

The Nature Conservancy is hosting the Platte River Prairies Field Day on Saturday, July 13th, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Wood River. Participants may come and go as they please. Attendance is free.

The day will be packed with exciting activities such as a birding hike, a close-up look at reptiles and small mammals, plant identification and several other interactive sessions with local ecologists. “This is a fun-filled day for all ages, offering hands-on activities to explore the diverse life in a prairie,” said Director of Science and Stewardship Chris Helzer. Visitors can choose between multiple topics and hike options during each of several sessions throughout the day.

Some snacks and jugs of cold water, tea and lemonade will be available. Participants are asked to bring their own water bottles and lunches. 

Parking is available at Platte River Prairies headquarters: 13650 South Platte River Drive, Wood River, Nebraska.