If your student group is looking for some exercise, fresh air, and outdoor education while in Omaha visit Fontenelle Forest, the 2100 acre nature zone near Bellevue, Nebraska.
Fontenelle Forest features the Neale Woods Nature Center, various hiking trails through the forest, school education programs and camps, a gift shop, and several different picnic facilities. Fontenelle was first founded in 1913 and is considered to be one of the state's oldest conservation organizations, as well as one of the largest private nature centers in the entire nation.
Here are some details on what you will see during your visit to Fontenelle:
- Raptor Woodland Refuge - Located 30 feet above the forest floor, this exhibit features various rescued birds you can learn about.
- Habitat Hollow - Children's learning center.
- Acorn Acres - A one-acre natural area playscape for the kiddos.
- Baright Gallery - Seasonal art displays of local and national artists.
- Digital Displays - History lessons, interactive games, and touch-screen educational opportunities throughout.
- Boardwalk - A mile-long boardwalk along the Missouri River.
- Adventure Park - A new ropes course adventure area over 6 acres.
- So much more!!
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