LiveGreen is excited to announce our full slate of Earth MONTH activities for this year! As requested, we have spread out our events over the entire month to make it easier for you to attend. Each item is linked with all the details you need to know.
Looking for events outside of work or for your friends and/or family? We have you covered there too! See the section below for community events as well as some Nebraska Science Festival activities (see link for full listing, including great events across the state). Click on the links for more information.
All Month: Drawdown EcoChallenge. Visit the website to pledge to take a simple action, including educating yourself on a new topic. Join our team to earn points, win prizes, and make the planet better (oh, and help us beat UNO’s team for the 2nd challenge in a row). Invite your friends and family to participate on our team—the more the merrier!
April 3rd: Re-Imagining U Course Join campus Sustainability Manager Melanie Stewart to learn easy ways to incorporate sustainability into your daily life, as well as resources available to the campus community. Please note, this is being held at UNO’s Community Engagement Center.
Week of April 8th: The RePurpose It Contest is back! Get your periodical storage item and get started on your project. Prizes available and entire campus can vote for a winner.
April 9th: Flexibility is Within Your Reach. Join the Center for Healthy Living’s Peter Pellerito to learn simple stretches that can alleviate pain, prevent future injury and keep you moving.
April 17th: I Cycle, We Cycle, B-Cycle! Learn about B-Cycles, test one out, and get free helmets and memberships!
April 19th: Celebrate Arbor Day with a Tree Planting, Tree and Wildflower giveaway, and ask Master Gardener Susan Siebler all your questions!
April 24th-25th: Personal Document Shredding and Electronic, Battery, and Techno Trash Recycling
April 27th: Nebraska Medicine and Keep Omaha Beautiful Park Cleanup, Spring Lake Park, 1pm-3pm
Nebraska Medicine colleagues only, please RSVP to Haley Armstrong email@example.com
May 1st: Achieving Zero Waste. Join the College of Public Health’s Lunch and Learn to talk about the campus’s Zero Waste goal and Progress, as well as what you can do to reduce waste (and save money) at home.
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April 5th-28th: Lauritzen Gardens “Flora & Feathers” Art Exhibit
April 5th: Fontenelle Elementary Student Water Rocket Launches
April 6th: Weatherfest; learn about weather and the science that influences it with demonstrations and storm spotter training.
April 6th: MCC’s Science Day, hands-on fun with all types of science
April 6th, 10th, 17th, and 20th: STEM for Little Learners
April 9th: Nebraska Medicine Nursing Tour of Critical and Intensive Care
April 10th: Willa Cather Library Branch, Family Storytime
April 12th: Nature Center at Dusk, Guided Hike
April 13th: Earth Day Omaha
April 13th: The Science of Slime
April 14th: Women’s Fund of Omaha presents: Adult Sex Ed
April 15th: Joslyn Caste Spring Lecture Series
April 18th: Nature Walkabout and Plant Identification
April 20th: Science of Ice Cream and Dry Ice
April 20th: Earth Day Community Clean Up with Keep Omaha Beautiful
April 22nd: Nebraska Medicine Nursing Tour of Pediatrics and Women’s Services
April 23rd: Lil Scientist Day
April 23rd: Resilience: The biology of stress and science of hope, film screening and discussion
April 23rd and 24th: Wakanyija: A Conference on American Indian Behavioral Health
April 26th-29th: City Nature Challenge (log animals and plants via phone app from your location)
April 27th: Earth Day Lincoln
April 28th: Sarpy County Earth Day
For more great (adult and kid) science activities throughout the state, check out NEscifest.com