Education & Outreach

We promote conservation through outreach and education to get Nebraskans, Americans, and others engaged with their local wildlife and human relationships with our world-wide ecosystem.

Nebraska is home to a huge variety of birds, plants, and other wildlife. We love to showcase this diversity to groups and individuals interested in the natural world and our interactions with it. The staff at the Crane Trust are always ready to guide you to our trail system where you can view the north channel of the Platte River, and set foot into the largest contiguous tract of untilled prairie left along the central Platte River. In addition to our public community events, the Crane Trust offers presentations and experiential learning opportunities focused on wildlife, weather, Platte River ecology, geology, natural history, biology, and more.

We offer programs for all ages to schools, groups, families, service clubs, and businesses. You are invited to participate in field trips, special events, family programs, service learning opportunities, and more. Customized programs are available, and our educators can come to your location in some situations. To inquire about field trips, customized learning programs, or service learning projects, please contact Amy Sandeen at Also check our Event Calendar for community events and programs!