School Day

School Day

Every Friday before Missouri River Outdoor Expo weekend, Ponca State Park hosts a School Day Invitational. Area 5th graders are invited to experience this prelude to the weekend, which offers over 45 interactive outdoor activities for kids!

Actively involved, actively engaged

In 2014, over 1000 students from 26 schools attended the School Day Invitational.  5th grade teachers if you are interested in the School Day Invitational on September 18th, 2015, please contact Julia Plugge at 402-471-6009

Here are some of the programs offered to students:

  • Bird In Hand
  • Bluebirds
  • Owl Pellets
  • Bow Fishing
  • Fish of the Missouri River
  • GO Fishing
  • Trapping Critters, It’s Catching On
  • Turkey Talk – Jake Takes Aim
  • Nebraska Snakes
  • Turtles
  • Horse Savvy
  • Big Game of Nebraska
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  • National Archery in the Schools
  • 3-D Archery
  • Sling Shot
  • Tomahawk and Atl-Atl
  • Muzzleloading
  • .22 Rifles
  • Pellet Gun
  • Nature Photography #1
  • Nature Photography #2
  • CSI #1
  • CSI #2
  • Camp Life
  • No Fire, No S’mores
  • Outdoor Cooking #1
  • Outdoor Cooking #2
  • Binoculars
  • Geocaching: Find the Fun
  • Boat Safety & Kayaking
Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park. Students from Winnabego. Kaileah Walker.
  • Waterbugs
  • Fire Prevention
  • Plant Press
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Go Take a Hike
  • Mudball Planting & Recycled Bird Feeders
  • Feathers and Versus
  • Adventures on the Rec River
  • Duck Dynasty
  • It’s Raining Cotton
  • Raptors of the Midwest
  • Who Dung It
  • Teddy Roosevelt – Father of Conservation
  • Gillicus Fossil
  • ATV Safety
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