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.

Youth Naturalist Program

Middle school and high school students (grades 7-9) looking for a great outdoor adventure can find it and more June 22-26 in the Youth Naturalist Program (YNP). A continuation of our SOAR program, YNP provides more in-depth exposure to SOAR-like topics. Learn more about the program here and download an application form here. Scholarships are available and more info can be found here.

Chance of a Lifetime

 Prairie Plains has a unique opportunity to enhance a public/private corridor along the Platte River in Hamilton County, Nebraska, with an option to purchase the 650 acre Sherman Ranch. Read about the project and download pledge forms here, donate online here and watch an interview with Tom Sherman to hear more about what this property meant to him.

Time to SOAR!

SOAR, our award-winning summer nature day camp for elementary aged students, is July 6-10 and July 13-17 this year. Learn more about this amazing program and download a registration form today!

Prairie Plains
Resource Institute

1307 L Street
Aurora, NE 68818
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