Niobrara National Scenic River invites guests to the Nature Creations Virtual Craft and Activity Event, being held Friday, December 4, 2020 through Sunday, December 6, 2020 on the Niobrara National Scenic River Facebook page.  Nature Creations brings the unique qualities of the Niobrara National Scenic River into your own living room.   These free virtually lead activities bring winter on the Niobrara River to life with simple, easy-to-do activities using household materials in new interactive ways.   

Every day, a video of a ranger leading the activities with easy to follow instructions and more information to dig deeper into the daily theme will be released. These programs will be LIVE premiers on our Facebook Page starting at 4:00 PM CST, December 4-6, 2020. Our Facebook page can be located by visiting:  

Packets of activity instructions and templates for craft and activity pieces can be picked up at the Niobrara National Scenic River Visitor Center 8:30AM-4:30PM, Monday through Friday, leading up to and following the event, or found on our website at:  

Daily Videos and Activities Include:  

Friday, December 4, Nature Creations LIVE: Discovering Snow  

Discover what to do on the Niobrara National Scenic River when floating season has been covered by snow! Get outside with a simple way to take every snowman and creature to the next level with snow painting, and when you get hungry, try out our recipe for snow ice cream so you don’t ever have to run to the store for a cold winter snack! 

Saturday, December 5, Nature Creations LIVE: Exploring Wildlife 

Explore the wonders of wildlife of the Niobrara National Scenic River by making an eagle’s nest in your own living room by modeling your blanket and pillow nest after the home of our National Bird. Then swoop into making a snowy-owl craft using your hands as a template for their wings! 

Sunday, December 6, Nature Creations LIVE: Digging Paleontology  

Dig into what makes the Niobrara River so rich in fossils and paleontology with a table-top fossil dig you can do at the kitchen table! Uncover fossils of animals related to the mammals you see every day then slip your feet into our dinosaur feet craft so you can run with the Dinos all afternoon! 

Remember, Niobrara National Scenic River has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2021, including more Nature Creations for January and February. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (NiobraraNSR), Instagram (NiobraraNSRNPS) and Facebook (Niobrara National Scenic River).