earth wellness festival

Welcome!
to the 2021 virtual
earth wellness festival!

 

We are so excited for you to learn more about Nebraska’s natural resources. Click the green button below to find ‘Headliner Videos’ produced by well-known ewf presenters, and ‘Career Videos’ which showcase different professions in the environmental field. Enjoy!

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About earth wellness festival
earth wellness festival is an annual event offered to fifth-grade students of Lancaster County, Nebraska. This environmental education program was conceived in 1994 as the result of a petition request of 325+ local teachers who wanted an environmental festival in their own community. Today, earth wellness festival has impacted nearly 70,000 youth.

Students attending earth wellness festival experience science as an essential and exciting part of their lives. The festival is a culminating event reinforcing concepts introduced to students through current environmental curriculum like 4-H school enrichment.

The festival provides students with a 25-minute creative and "hands-on"/engaging learning experience in each area of water, land, air and living resources. In 2019, the students participated in a culminating activity with raptors from the World Bird Sanctuary from St. Louis, Missouri.

earth wellness festival organizers work closely with local schools to ensure the activities and materials correspond with their fifth-grade curriculum. Educators, environmentalists and government representatives are utilized as over 200 presenters and volunteers for earth wellness festival.

Partner Agencies

The earth wellness festival steering committee is comprised of representatives from local educational resource agencies. The outstanding collaboration and cooperation of the committee is one reason for the festival's continued success. The partners in this project are:

If you are interested in more information on earth wellness festival, call 402-441-8023 or email pwismer@lincoln.ne.gov

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THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Each year, more than 200 volunteers take part in earth wellness festival activities. As classroom guides, volunteers are essential to the success of this event. In return, you receive the opportunity to participate in a rewarding volunteer experience, a festival T-shirt, coffee, rolls, and lunch.

If you are interested in more information on earth wellness festival, call 402-441-8023 or email pwismer@lincoln.ne.gov

Thanks to all Donors! Including:

  • Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
  • Southeast Community College
  • Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
  • Runza
  • Chase Suites
  • Lands for the Seventh Generation
  • Lincoln Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Lazlo's Brewery & Grill
  • Hy-Vee
  • Women's Chamber of Commerce
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