During the upcoming week, students from the Alternatives for Success program at Norfolk High School will learn about local birds, including how to dissect an owl pellet and how to make a bird feeder out of recycled materials. Then, on February 17thfrom noon to 1:30, the students will be at the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk, NE helping visitors do the activities! This is part of the Museum’s Cabin Fever Speaker Series: Live Birds of Prey & Great Backyard Bird Count and is open to the public. Visitors can also learn about birds and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count in the Lueshen Bird Library. To cap off the day, Fontenelle Forest educators will present a program on Raptors including a live owl, hawk, and falcon! There is something for everyone at this fun, family-friendly event that is included with museum admission, $6 adult, $5 senior, $3/child.
Celebrating Our Past, Shaping Our Future. Located in Norfolk, NE the Elkhorn Valley Museum is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the 22 county region in Northeastern Nebraska. The Museum features the Johnny Carson Gallery, Square Turn Tractor, permanent exhibits, the LaBarre Temporary Exhibit Gallery, Dederman Settler’s Cabin, Dederman One-room Schoolhouse, and the Cave and Gardens in Verges Park. Open Tuesday–Saturday 10am-5pm, closed major holidays.