Prairie Plains Resource Institute

Prairie Plains Resource Institute has been celebrating the land and its people since 1980! A nonprofit educational land trust, we’re dedicated to creating opportunities on the land for people of all ages. We offer a full calendar of events on our seven Nebraska prairie preserves, consultation for landowners and agencies regarding high-diversity prairie restoration, an award-winning nature day camp for elementary students and much, much more.

Prairie Plains Fun Run

The June 4th Fun Run was really very fun! 50 participants enjoyed a lovely morning at Gjerloff Prairie enjoying the sights and sounds of the property. See photos of the Fun Run here, and mark your calendar for June 3, 2017, and join us at the race!

Happy Birthday, SOAR!

Summer Orientation About Rivers (SOAR), our amazing nature day camp for 3rd through 6th graders, turns 25 this year! That's 25 years of getting kids outside for an up close look at the awesomeness of Central Nebraska and the Platte River. Learn more and get your camper signed up by downloading the Registration Form here. Happy Birthday, SOAR, and many more!

Youth Naturalist Program

Middle school and high school students (grades 7-9) looking for a great outdoor adventure this summer should check out our amazing Youth Naturalist Program June 20-24, 2016! Read a description of the program here and dowload an application form and a scholarship form. Application deadline is May 2, 2016. Don't miss this chance to learn more about Nebraska's ecosystems while enjoying hiking, camping and kayaking in and around the Platte River.

Prairie Plains
Resource Institute

1307 L Street
Aurora, NE 68818
402-694-5535
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