Cherry County 4-H, in cooperation with the Niobrara Valley Outdoor Education Partnership (NVOEP), is pleased to offer the annual Environmental Skill Day on June 15 at the Mill Pond and City Park in Valentine.

This event is for all youth who are interested in learning more about the outdoors. Youth do not have to be enrolled in 4-H to participate. Topics to be offered include Wildlife, Forestry, Entomology, Intro to Kayaks and Canoes, Archery and Leave No Trace orientation.  This is an excellent opportunity to work on a 4-H project, connect with area experts, learn more about environmental careers, and gain more knowledge about the amazing Niobrara River and its unique resources.

The RSVP deadline for this workshop is June 10.  Participants will need to bring: a sack lunch (don’t forget an ice pack), water bottle, life jacket (if you have one), shorts for the canoe/kayak session (optional), extra shoes/socks to change into after the canoe/kayak session. We will provide: snacks and drinks, life jackets, sunscreen and bug spray. What to wear: long pants, old shoes or closed toe sandals/river shoes (NO FLIP FLOPS), and a hat or cap. Call the Extension Office at 402-376-1850 or email jdexter3@unl.edu to reserve your spot.

Sessions for two different age groups are offered. Ages 8 and up will attend from 9:30 to 4:30, CT. Youth ages 5 to 7 will attend from 9:30 to 12:00 and do not need to bring a lunch or a life jacket (no kayak session).

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