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Sandhill Crane Migration Trip Sandhill Crane Migration Trip

March 13 and 14, 2019. Journey along the Platte River valley and experience hundreds of thousands of beautiful Sandhill cranes during their majestic spring migration. This is a must-see tour where you will enjoy one of nature's treasures, and is also a great chance for unique birding and photography opportunities. The tour includes two private viewings (evening at sunset and morning at sunrise) of the Sandhill cranes at Rowe Sanctuary in Kearney, Neb., transportation, hotel accommodations, meals and snacks, as well as a stop at the Nebraska Museum of Art. Registration and payment are due by February 27. For additional information, contact Gabrielle Domenge-Geiger at (402) 346-4002, ext. 263 or g.geiger@omahabotanicalgardens.org.

Dinos at Twilight Tour- March 22, 5:30 p.m. Dinos at Twilight Tour- March 22, 5:30 p.m.

March 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Join a trained docent in exploring the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory and the Dinosaur UpROAR exhibit on Friday evening before heading to a show or dinner. Registration is required to ensure the proper docent to participant ratio. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Our Price: $15.00
Spring Ephemerals Twilight Tour- April 19, 5:30 p.m. Spring Ephemerals Twilight Tour- April 19, 5:30 p.m.

April 19, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Join a trained docent as early spring emerges in the form of ephemerals, bulbs, hellebores, and peonies. Includes a tram ride. Registration is required to ensure the proper docent to participant ratio. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Our Price: $15.00
Spring Flowering Walk Twilight Tour- May 10, 5:30 p.m. Spring Flowering Walk Twilight Tour- May 10, 5:30 p.m.

May 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Join a trained docent to view the spring flowering walk, which includes our magnificent flowering crabapples, peonies, lilacs, and other spring bloomers. as early spring emerges in the form of ephemerals, bulbs, hellebores, and peonies. Includes a tram ride. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Our Price: $15.00
Bird Banding Program- May 18, 9:30 a.m. Bird Banding Program- May 18, 9:30 a.m.

May 18, 2019 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Expert bird bander, Rick Schmid, will highlight the steps and process of bird banding as well as answer questions on bird conservation at this birding program during Nebraska Bird Month. Program will be held in the Arboretum and Oberman Bird Sanctuary. Pre-registration is requested by May 17.

Our Price: $20.00
Shinrin-Yoku: Japanese Forest Bathing with Julie McKeone- April 13, 1 p.m. Shinrin-Yoku: Japanese Forest Bathing with Julie McKeone- April 13, 1 p.m.

April 13, 2019 at 1 to 4 p.m.
Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Immerse yourself in nature on this 3 hour session with Julie McKeone and deepen your relationship with the natural world while boosting immune strength, reducing stress, and improving cognitive functioning. Cost for this session is $15 and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Our Price: $20.00
Shinrin-Yoku: Japanese Forest Bathing with Julie McKeone- May 25, 1 p.m. Shinrin-Yoku: Japanese Forest Bathing with Julie McKeone- May 25, 1 p.m.

May 25, 2019 at 1 to 4 p.m.
Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Immerse yourself in nature on this 3 hour session with Julie McKeone and deepen your relationship with the natural world while boosting immune strength, reducing stress, and improving cognitive functioning. Cost for this session is $15 and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Our Price: $20.00
Shinrin-Yoku: Japanese Forest Bathing with Julie McKeone- June 15, 1 p.m. Shinrin-Yoku: Japanese Forest Bathing with Julie McKeone- June 15, 1 p.m.

June 15, 2019 at 1 to 4 p.m.
Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Immerse yourself in nature on this 3 hour session with Julie McKeone and deepen your relationship with the natural world while boosting immune strength, reducing stress, and improving cognitive functioning. Cost for this session is $15 and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Our Price: $20.00
Bird Watching and ID Hike:  April 13, 10 a.m. Bird Watching and ID Hike: April 13, 10 a.m.

April 13, 2019 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Avid birder Rick Schmid will present a bird watching and identification program during an hour-long hike in the garden. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by April 12.

Our Price: $30.00
Adult Field Trip: Fossils and Flora in the State Capital Adult Field Trip: Fossils and Flora in the State Capital

April 24, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It's a BIG day, packed with fossils, fauna, and fun. Explore Morrill Hall's world famous collection of ancient elephants and see spectacular fossil rhinos, camels, and horses that once lived in Nebraska. Travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds in the planetarium show Dinosaurs at Dusk. Then enjoy the beauty of Lincoln's Sunken Gardens in its spring glory. Trip includes bus transportation, boxed lunch, entrance to Morrill Hall, planetarium show, and a guided tour of Sunken Gardens. Pre-registration is required by April 17.

Our Price: $55.00