Adventure in the Wilds of Western Nebraska

Your adventure begins in Ogallala, Neb.
Your adventure begins in Ogallala, Neb.

Come immerse yourself in the summer community of a biological research station on the western high-plains with field-based, learning activities. Here’s an opportunity to tap back into the sense of freedom and adventure you may have forgotten as a city dweller. Expect vigorous hikes over rugged terrain, complete with bugs, mud and water. This is an adventure in hiking, sitting, pausing and viewing with a fine eye the geological, flora and fauna detail of the western high plains at Cedar Point Biological Station (CPBS). Participants will interact with interns, researchers and other visitors. This is a rugged experience in a great part of western Nebraska and requires good mobility.

Your adventure begins once you’ve made your way to Ogallala, Neb. OLLI will arrange carpooling from Lincoln if there is interest. You will meet the CPBS community at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and enjoy your first meal at the station.

A good night’s sleep will have you ready for an early start on Thursday, with a hearty breakfast at 7 a.m., and the day’s activities starting at 8 a.m. Spend the day in artistic pursuits and/or trekking through some of the 900 acres of UNL-owned prairie and red cedar-filled canyons, then back to the Lodge for dinner. Rinse and repeat on Friday and you will head back to Lincoln Saturday morning replete with the satisfaction and tranquility that only time away from the distractions of the modern world can provide. A detailed itinerary will be provided upon registration.

Instructor: Jon Garbisch, associate director, Cedar Point Biological Station, UNL

Event Days: Wed, May 30-Sat, June 2

Registration Deadline: Mon, May 14

Location: Cedar Point Biological Station, Ogallala, Neb.

Cost: $170 includes lodging, meals and activities. Transportation is on your own. Registration is required. Cancellation after the registration deadline date will be non-refundable. Please contact the OLLI office if you have specific dietary restrictions.

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Register by telephone: 402-472-6265
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