“Stars, Strolls & S’mores” Events in Northeast Nebraska this Summer

“Stars, Strolls & S’mores” Events in Northeast Nebraska this Summer


The Norfolk area is full of opportunities to explore the nature of Nebraska. The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, and the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau want to help you discover your area trails, lakes and wild places, while highlighting the unique opportunities nighttime offers with our FREE Moon Walk event, “Stars, Strolls & S’mores.”

“The purpose of the moon walk is to provide a family-oriented activity that introduces the cultural and natural history of our area trails and lakes," said Traci Jeffrey, Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau director.

The Moon Walks are held on Wednesday evenings close to the full moon and begin at 7:30 p.m. Most Moon Walks last for 1-2 hours. Participants will walk an average of one mile round trip. Each Moon Walk starts with a short introduction of that evening’s program, followed by a hike to a designated area where participants enjoy presentations. Presenters are experts in their field and are from our local community. The evening wraps up with FREE S’mores!

Wednesday, May 22 | Willow Creek State Recreation Area (southwest of Pierce)
Presentations will include bat mist netting and a Moon Phase craze.

Wednesday, June 19 | Skyview Lake in Norfolk
Presentations will include Telescope 101 (stargazing app) and snakes of Nebraska.

Wednesday, July 17 | Oak Valley Wildlife Management Area (southwest of Battle Creek) 
Presentations will include night fishing and the secrets of soils.

“Since the events take place close to home, we encourage everyone to join us and bring a friend,” noted Jeffrey.

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