Kimmel Education and Research Center

Closed Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 10:30 AM -4:00 PM - All IANR staff will be attending a required in-person employee training.

Download and play our new FREE #Happy Orchard App

It is fun and educational, too. We're excited to introduce our pollinator friends at #HappyOrchard to you! For Ipads only, go to your App store, search for #HappyOrchard and download for FREE!


Also, please enjoy these downloadable coloring pages and share with your friends.

Click on each page shown, print, and have some fun!

Let's Creatively Grow Together...

~~Youth and Child Development~~


Teams are currently underway at
Nebraska City Middle School (Contact Deane Nielson) and Nebraska City Lourdes (Contact Cathy Thomas).

What is FIRST® LEGO® League?

It is MUCH more than playing with legos! The First® Lego® League team members develop teamwork by planning, brainstorming and collaborating. The youth meet after school weekly and their research, presentation and technical skills are put to test at First® Lego® League competitions. Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp, along with volunteer adult coaches, parents and school staff, guide students to prepare for competition.

First® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. In 1998 he joined with Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen of LEGO® to create the program, First® Lego® League, for 9 to 14 year olds around the world. Regional competitions will provide an opportunity for area teams to advance to the state competition in February.

For information about youth development programs, contact Dr. Deborah Weitzenkamp at the UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center - 402-873-3166 or email


~ExtensionCorps Opportunity Here in Nebraska City~

Contact Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp at if you'd like to chat about this position and learn more.

Be part of a team where youth and adults learn, grow and work together for positive change.
The application process includes the Youth Protection 4-H Volunteer Screening Process and the Nebraska 4-H Code of Ethics. To download the Youth Protection Screening Form, go to: 

~~Community Vitality Initiative~~

One of our focus areas in Extension is committed to fostering the future of Nebraska communities through:

  • Creating 21st century communities attractive to young adults and families
  • Engaging youth and young adults in civic and leadership opportunities
  • Increasing employment by growing Nebraska's businesses



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5985 G Road, Nebraska City, Nebraska   68410

 Next door at Kimmel Orchard & display of stacked jellies

The Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard Historic Apple Barn located right next door is 
CLOSED for the season. Be sure to watch and we'll let you know when the doors open for the Spring season.  CLICK HERE for the Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard website


The UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center represents a unique public-private partnership between the Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard Educational Foundation, Inc. and the University of Nebraska. It is located at 5985 G Road, Nebraska City, Nebraska, next to the historic Apple Barn at Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard, northwest of Nebraska City.


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