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Thursday
Sep212017

Protecting the Future

Protecting Lives, Protecting Property, Protecting the Future. This statement and Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts go hand in hand.  This week we will be diving into what the Upper Loup NRD does to Protect the Future.

                Marian Wright Edelman says that “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it”. Education is a way the ULNRD is protecting the future. Giving students a passion for the environment and natural resources now will lead to a greater appreciation as they grow into adulthood. The ULNRD has many educational activities available to students of all ages. Adventure Camp About the Environment is a highlight of the summer at the ULNRD! Every June middle schoolers from across the state diverge on the Nebraska State 4-H Camp to learn about all things relating to the environment such as range, water quality, wildlife, soils, recycling, and many more! This year’s camp will be held June 10th-13th! More information about this year’s camp will be available after the first of the year.

                The Upper Loup NRD also will present for any school or community organization at request. Presentations can focus on many different topics from water and wildlife to pollution and recycling. Every year the Upper Loup NRD travels to all local schools to do Arbor Day presentations also. In the fall, all area schools are invited to a Jr. High Field Day here at the office. This year’s field day was held September 6th. We had perfect weather and a great day! Feel free to give us a call if your class or organization would like to come have a tour of our recycling facility or if you would like us to present in your class.

                ULNRD also facilitates boater and hunter safety education classes. Boater Safety classes usually take place in the spring if there is enough interest. Hunter Safety is held in the fall and this year will take place on October 21 and 22 from 1pm to 6pm both days. More information about how to get registered for this class will be available soon.

                Education is the key to the future of our world. Giving children a better understanding and appreciation for our environment will create a bigger interest from them in the future. Our children could be future environmental scientists or wildlife biologists that work to preserve our natural resources. Through education the Upper Loup NRD is working to protect our future.

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