Thursday, July 30, 2009

Morning show

Stopped by the NTV Morning program with Marylyn Barnett to promote the Photography workshop we're holding in cooperation with Central Community College. Heres a link to their page

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Volunteers gather together at the Center.

We held our second volunteer orientation tonight. 37 people attended and 10 last week. Some were have volunteered for years and other were brand new to the effort. We had good food and conversation. We'll be rolling up our sleeves and getting to the business of running a great Center. We will hold another event next month. If you are interested in volunteering, just stop by or contact us by phone or email. We need good people every month of the year, so join us!

Photography workshop August 4,11, and 18

We will be hosting a photography workshop here at the Nature Center this August. Time to dust off that camera and learn to use it!

This will be a class for Digital SLR's. We will cover basics of exposure and composition. It is limited to 15 participants. To register contact Central Community College to sign up. CCC Phone # is 308-398-7441. If you have questions regarding the class, contact Brad here at the Nature Center.

If you are wanting to attend a more basic level class, we will be hosting another workshop here at the Center in October.

Crane sighting in Nebraska in July?

Yes, the sandhill crane has graced the cover of our local phone book. I don't use phone books as much as I used to, but its a nice cover none the less.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday at the Center....

Wood Carvers make walking sticks. A perfect day to be outside! This class was presented by Brandi and Sarah, both from NTV television. It was a partnership with Central Community College - G.I Campus. If you would to find out about future classes, contact Judy Weston at the G.I. Campus. Phone 308 398 7445. They conduct all kinds of interesting classes including a photography workshop to be held here at the Nature Center in August.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Volunteer orientation dates set

We will be hosting two volunteer orientation events designed to get you involved (again). We will have a short introductory meeting to get ourselves organized and find out what talents each of us have and how we can connect them in volunteer service to the Nature Center. We will provide all of the food, so just prepare to come and enjoy.

Choose the meeting time that fits your schedule best, or come to both!

Thursday, July 23 at 9:30 am A light brunch will be served along with a short meeting.

Tuesday. July 28 at 6:00 p.m. We will have a BBQ with a short meeting to follow.

We will provide all of the food for both meetings.

If you are unable to attend but wish to be involved, simply call or email and we will get you the information needed to get on-board.

Other news:

Center work day - Thursday, July 30 8:30 am - noon. Lunch will be served. We have both inside and outside work to complete. Stay as long as you can! Cleaning, brush removal, windows, mowing and more fun things to do.

More volunteer activities will be announced in the near future.

New web-site to launch in a week or two

We're partnering with a talented group of students and profs from Hastings College to build and manage our web site. Kay Dobesh from Hastings is working part time this summer to design and build the core site. A rough draft is shown in the photo. It will provide a lot of information and be a place to stop by often to check out what is new at the center.

The photo is just a sample. We're getting the real content developed and uploaded daily.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A good sign!

The sign is in place. It looks very nice. People who drive by will definitely know who we are! We're going to hang an open/close sign and a logo for the Nebraska Environmental Trust on the bottom of the sign. We'll get our hours posted outside very soon as well. 

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A sign of the Times

We're getting a new sign at the NNVC. This is no small sign. People will not drive by and miss this one!

The folks from Smitty's Electric, Johnson Imperial and Johnson Concrete Products, all of Hastings, have all pitched in to assemble and install the sign. The posts were set today and the actual sign will be in next week. 

I'd also like to introduce Vicki, our new office manager. She started Wednesday and has made herself at home. She even has a plant in her office! I'll post more next week. 

Have a safe and fun 4th of July holiday!