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Winter Celebration

Saturday, February 8, 2020
9:30 am2:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest 1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005
Please RSVP By February 3rd
Winter Celebration

Greetings All!

This is another reminder to RSVP today to join us for this year's Winter Celebration that will take place February 8th at Fontenelle Forest. This is a wonderful event to share and recognize the successes and efforts of our Nebraska Master Naturalist members. There are some great presenters lined up, as well as a potluck, silent auction and field guide book swap!
Registration is free, and now open: Please indicate if you will be bringing a potluck item. Friends and family of program members are also welcome to attend!

All funds raised in the silent auction will go towards the Nebraska Master Naturalist Foundation.

Field Guide Swap Details: Do you have field guides or nature themed books that you no longer use or would like to re-home to a loving naturalist? Are you someone who loves field guides or is looking to start a collection? The field guide swap is the opportunity for you. Please consider bringing in good condition field guides that another naturalist may want. Please limit your offerings to one box that you can carry! Naturalists in need, consider bringing an extra bag to haul away your new found treasures.

Volunteer Recognition: Master Naturalist that are in attendance and who have completed their volunteer service requirements in 2018 & 2019 will receive their re-certification lapel pin. And Members who have gone above and beyond the 20 hours of volunteer service will be rewarded with certificates at 100 hour increments. You must attend to receive your award!

See event Schedule below
9:00am Sign in and Coffee

9:30am: Welcome Master Naturalist Foundation Board Members

10:00am-11:00am: Presentation: Prairie Dog Relocation, Laura Statsny, Director Nebraska Wildlife Rehab

10:30am-11:00am: Silent Auction Break

11:00am-11:30:pm: Presentation: Lincoln Fox Project, Elizabeth VanWormer, University of Nebraska Lincoln

12:00pm -1:00 pm Potluck Lunch

1:00pm-1:30pm Master Naturalist Recognitions, Matt Jones Program Director

1:30pm-2:00pm: Presentation Chief Standing Bear Trail, Dean Cole, Nebraska Master Naturalist

2:00pm -2:15pm: Last silent Auction Break

2:15pm-2:30pm: Closing All day: A Field guide swap table, throughout the day, Bring a field guide or naturalist themed book to swap with others!

Silent Auction Items:
Some silent Auction Items will be listed as “Buy it Now” more details coming on which items will be marked as “Buy it Now”

Crane Viewing Blind at The Crane Trust Valued at $40 Per person

Overnight rental of a cabin at Hitchcock Nature Center Valued at $50

Nebraska Master Naturalist Marmot Fleece Zip Up Valued at $50

Nebraska Master Naturalist Parka Valued at $65

Bird houses Built by Mark Kwasnieski $25

Tag Along with Dennis Ferraro on a Herpetology Outing Valued at $100

Prairie Chicken Viewing in Southeast Nebraska Valued at $30 Per Person

2-3 hour birding and biking trip with Andrea Faas. She can pick you up or meet at a trail head for a casual biking and birding excursion. Locations would be within a 100 mile radius of Lincoln, NE. She can provide binoculars, spotting scope, snacks, and basic bicycle assistance. Valid on an agreed upon date in 2020. Value Priceless just kidding. $50.

Mac’s Creek Wine Basket Valued at $50

Admission to Fontenelle Forest’s Tree Rush Adventures Valued at $46

Four College World Series Tickets, Upper deck, base line Valued at $140, One Game of your choice games 7-12 (June 19-22)

Bruce Clawson Sandhill Crane Photography Valued at $75

3 Nebraska Volleyball Tickets Valued at $60 for all 3 or $20 a piece

Tag Along with Plate Basin Time lapse Project on a Field outing Valued at $150

Potted Aloe Plant Valued at $20

Lincoln Area Beer Assortment Valued at $11

Our Impact to Date Since 2010

  • Trained Master Naturalists


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Projects


  • Impact Value


  • Pioneers Park
    Pioneers Park
  • CPBS
  • Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
    Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
  • Wildcat Hills Nature Center
    Wildcat Hills Nature Center
  • Prairie Plains Resource Institue
    Prairie Plains Resource Institue
  • Bird Conservancy of The Rockies
    Bird Conservancy of The Rockies
  • UN State Museum
    UN State Museum
  • Hastings Museum
    Hastings Museum
  • Riverside Discovery Center
    Riverside Discovery Center
  • Prairie Loft
    Prairie Loft
  • Nebraska Wildlife Federation
    Nebraska Wildlife Federation
  • Glacier Creek Prairie Preserve
    Glacier Creek Prairie Preserve
  • Nebraska Invasive Species Program
    Nebraska Invasive Species Program
  • Audubon Society of Omaha
    Audubon Society of Omaha
  • Edgerton Explorit Center.
    Edgerton Explorit Center.
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