Upcoming Events


Get ready for a splash-tastic summer camp all about water! These Wednesday morning day camp sessions are for ages 9-12 and provided by our friends from the Central Platte NRD and Groundwater Guardians. Each day will be a different, so sign up for all of them!

  • Wednesday, July 3 – 9:30am-11:30am – “Rainwater Run”: Participate in a green/gray relay and take a stormwater walk to learn the difference between green and gray infrastructure.
  • Wednesday, July 10 – 9:30am-11:30 am – “A River of Water & Pollution Zone”: Build your own aquifer and then use an Enviroscape to learn about water pollution.
  • Wednesday, July 24 – 9:30am-11:30am – “Just a Drop of Water”: Take an incredible journey as a water drop to create a bracelet and then build your own aquifer.
  • Wednesday, July 31 – 9:30am-11:30am – “Watershed Mayhem & Splash Blasters”:  Connect water and construction within cities with an Enviroscape model. To finish your camp, you’ll get to build a water rocket and launch it outside!

Let’s mix a cup of science with a dash of art and add some sprinkles of fun to create delicious cupcakes and mini cakes! In this camp you will learn about the chemistry of baking ingredients, how they each have a unique role in your recipe, and how you can use your creativity to make your product unique. All of this while getting to taste your creations!!!

For high school students (age 13-18)

July 11th: 8:30am-12:00pm

Short lesson on science behind ingredients, baking safety and chemical leavening. We will bake cupcakes and have participants decorate cupcakes (piping techniques) with store purchased frosting. While cupcakes are baking, we will discuss about effect of gluten free flour and other ingredients on baked goods – with some demos.

July 12th: 8:30am-12:00pm
Short lesson on science behind the whipping/frosting preparation. We will then bake mini cakes and have participants decorate their cakes, once again with store purchased frosting.

Cost will be $45 per participant, for both days, and includes all supplies.

Join Alice Budd, Founder and Owner of Running Water Custom Leather in Rushville, NE, for hands-on leather working workshops on July 12 and 13 at Raising Nebraska. Each session features a different item, so there is a variety to choose from. Participants will make, stamp, antique and tool their own leather goods to take home with them.

8:30am – 10:30am – Hair Clip – $60/per participant
11:00am-12:30pm – Keychain – $55/per participant
1pm – 3pm – Slip Wallet – $65/per participant
3pm – 5pm – Earrings – $55/per participant
5:30pm – 7:30pm – Adults Only – Keychain or Hair Clip – $60/per participant

8:30-10am – Keychain – $55/per participant
10:30am-12:00pm – Hair Clip – $60/per participant

Fees include all supplies and tools. Just arrive and make a great leather project!