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We’re incredibly grateful for the support of these Nebraska experts, and for their enthusiasm for this project. Their willingness to share their educational materials was invaluable to the launch of Walk to Unlock Nebraska. 

Nebraska Department of Education

It is the Nebraska Department of Education’s mission to lead and support the preparation of all Nebraskans for learning, earning and living. NDE focuses on student-centered outcomes, high quality opportunities and a strong system of support for every student, every day.

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation delivers agricultural literacy programming to engage youth, educators and the general public to promote an understanding of the vital importance of agriculture in the lives of all Nebraskans.

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Nebraska Game & Parks

The mission of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is stewardship of the state’s fish, wildlife, park, and outdoor recreation resources in the best long-term interests of the people and those resources. The staff manages 78 parklands and trails throughout the state, along with focusing efforts on conservation and connecting people to the natural world.

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Nebraska Tourism

The Nebraska Tourism Commission expands Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry by creating awareness and attracting increased visitors, which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state.

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Midwest Dairy

Midwest Dairy represents more than 4,800 dairy farms across its region to build dairy demand and inspire consumer confidence in products and production practices. They focus their efforts on developing programs for retail, health and wellness and school food service and industry partners.

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History Nebraska

History Nebraska collects, preserves, and opens to all, the histories we share. It was founded in 1878 to encourage historical research and to spread historical information. Today it continues that legacy through conservation, interpretation, education and preservation.

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Nebraska Public Media

Nebraska Public Media tells the state’s stories, first-hand, through the voices of the people who live here. With local content, plus trusted programming from PBS and NPR, we’re your source for meaningful content covering news, sports, education and culture.

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Virtual Field Trips

Nebraska ESU provides a comprehensive resource listing of field trips, attached you will find a list that relate to Walk to Unlock Nebraska checkpoints. You will need to call and set up the field trip with each organization.

Find the links & more information to these field trips at:

Midwest Dairy Recipes

There is no denying the enjoyment dairy brings to our favorite foods and life’s special moments. Check out some of Midwest Dairy’s favorite, easy-to-follow recipes

Nebraska Passport

Nebraska Tourism has create an interactive experience to help travelers discover Nebraska’s hidden gems. The Nebraska Passport is special because it offers a wide variety of travel adventures, including museums, parks, restaurants, wineries, retail stores, and more.

Midwest Dairy – Adopt a Cow

How about adopting a 100-pound dairy calf for your classroom mascot? Don’t worry about finding a pen big enough to hold her. The photos and stories we’ll send you about her life on the farm will make her “come alive” for your students!

A year-long FREE experience in your classroom!

Nebraska Game & Parks — Fish & Wildlife Education

Check out this flyer for FREE trunk rentals, videos, lesson plans and much more!


Nebraska Game and Park’s also has:

  1. Wildlife Education YouTube Channel:
  2.  Nebraska Game and Parks’ Wildlife Education Website:
  3. Nebraska Watchable Wildlife Guides:

Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom

Check out this flyer for resources such as the Ag Pen Pal Program, Classroom Visits, Ag Mag and much more!

Nebraska Department of Education

2022 Webinar Series: Conversation in the Nebraska After-school Space, is a facilitated, practical nuts & bolts series for after-school program leaders and staff. Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month — 12:00 – 12:30 pm Central Time

Nebraska Harvest of the Month is a statewide farm to school program that features a different Nebraska specialty crop each month of the school year.

Nebraska Public Media – Nebraska Studies

Nebraska Studies puts the history of the state at your fingertips, from its very beginning to the 21st century.

History Nebraska – Historical Marker App

The organization’s services to Nebraskans include Historic Preservation, Archeology, Conservation, Library/Archives, Digitization, Publications, and Education Resources. Visit to learn more through historic
museum and site visits, blog posts, membership and more!

History Nebraska historical marker App can be found here.

Book Suggestions

Click here for a whole list of suggested books!

Parent’s Letter

Use this letter to engage the parents/caregivers while you make the journey on your Nebraska trail.

Get Started

Use this document to help you learn about the program and work through the logistics of starting a team and conquering a trail!