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November 1, 2017 - April 15, 2018
The national tour of Forever Forest begins right here in Omaha! Exploring the realities of forests through play, families will learn about sustainability, selective harvesting, transportation needs, and the every-day products we use that are made from trees. The exhibit includes a tree top climber, a realistic mini replica of a Union Pacific engine, a kid-sized home under construction for children to help build, and so much more!
Visit Camp Cottonwood located inside Forever Forest to participate in the following programs: Nature Explorers – Calling all Nature Explorers! Come observe, explore, and investigate amazing aspects of the forest such as the beaks of birds, the fur of mammals, and different parts of a plant. Timber Trivia – It’s time for Timber Trivia! During this program, we will spin the great tree wheel to play bingo as we learn all about the surprising products that come from trees and the importance of trees in our everyday lives. The Great Forest Trek – Come join us, as we go on a trek around our Forever Forest. We will use our trail map and binoculars to search high and low for furry and feathery forest friends. Tree-rrific Treasures – We will use the treasures of the forest to help in our artistic endeavors. We may use a wooden drum and rhythm sticks to make beautiful music, act out a play set in the forest, or create any number of arts and crafts projects using materials from the forest. For more information, visit www.ocm.org.