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Ages: 1st-2nd Grades

Cost: $5.00 per classroom

Youth will learn the concept of a life cycle, and understand its importance to agriculture by recreating the various stages of growth and development of a pumpkin through hands-on activities.

(*One 45 minute session.)

Ages: PRE K-6th Grades

Cost: $5 per classroom per session

Learn science, technology, engineering, and math skills while getting to dive into hidden treasures located in your library! This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales” to inform youth about animal behaviors and habitats. The themes for each lessons are:

Ages: PRE K-3rd Grades

Cost: $30 per classroom

This 3-week series will teach your students about the lifecycle of a caterpillar and its transformation into a butterfly. Youth will observe the process and release Painted Lady butterflies into nature. *Limited availability - please order early.

Available in March, April & May, Temperature must be above 40 degrees.

(*Three 30-45 minute sessions.)

Grabbing a sandwich is a quick easy way to have a meal on the go or at home. It can be filled with delicious, nutritious foods, can be cold or hot, grilled, open faced, closed, triple decked, or wrapped.  There are breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, and tea or party sandwiches. According to the USDA "A sandwich is a meat or poultry filling between two slices of bread, a bun or a biscuit." No matter how you define sandwich there are millions eaten every day. According to a 2019 YouGov survey the grilled cheese sandwich is the most popular.

WONDERFUL WATERMELON

Watermelon is an American summertime favorite. Throughout the summer months, many cannot get enough of this sweet treat. There are more than 1,200 different varieties of watermelons.

 Watermelon provides a refreshing way to help us reach the MyPlate recommendation of 1-2 cups from the fruit group each day. One cup of watermelon is equal to 1 small slice (1 inch thick) or 1 cup diced. Watermelon is naturally low in fat, sodium and has no cholesterol. It provides a source of potassium, vitamin C, Vitamin A and folic acid.  Watermelon is in season from May to September. 

It’s that time of year to begin enjoying corn-on-the-cob.  Now, how to prepare the “best” corn-on-the-cob.  There are numerous ways to prepare corn-on-the-cob successfully turn this Nebraska vegetable into a staple on your table.  Choose the cooking method that is most convenient for you and your family. 

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