Lower Elkhorn NRD “Stars, Strolls, & S’mores” Events in July and August

Lower Elkhorn NRD “Stars, Strolls, & S’mores” Events in July and August


NORFOLK, Nebraska -- 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 their Moon Walk event, “Stars, Strolls & S’mores.”

Traci Jeffrey, Director of the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau, said, “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.”

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. Each Moon Walk starts with a short introduction of that evening’s program, followed by a stroll to the designated presentations.

The July event will be held on Wednesday, July 8, at Verges Park in Norfolk. Presentations will include Birds, Caves, Monarchs and Migration.

The August moon walk will be Wednesday, August 5, at Maskenthine Lake, north of Stanton. Presentations will include Mothing and Owls.

Julie Wragge, LENRD Information & Education Specialist, said, “The evening usually wraps up with s’mores around the campfire. However, due to COVID-19, there will not be a campfire, but a ‘take home’ snack instead. We’re very sorry for the change and we hope to have the campfires back next year.”

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines will be followed, and the events will be limited to the first 75 people.

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