Education

Education

Educational opportunities abound within the Upper Big Blue NRD’s Public Relations Department.  From traveling, hands-on inactive exhibits and programming to professionally qualified guest speakers, the NRD can assist you and enhance a meeting of your organization.  We specialize in inter-facing with your local service club, community chamber, farm group, and business meeting to keep you and your constituents up-to-date on Nebraska’s natural resources. 

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements
Speaking Engagements

Need to find a professional, courteous, and knowledgeable speaker who can address some of the most current and pressing issues concerning Nebraska’s natural resources? Choosing the right speaker for your next board meeting, strategic planning session, business conference, professional association meeting or in-house educational workshop could be one of the most important business decisions you make this year. A knowledgeable, seasoned speaker will inform, engage and provide working knowledge for your people to use in their decision making. From the halls of Nebraska’s State Legislature to the cab of a harvesting combine, the Upper Big Blue NRD staff have interacted with local, state and federal folks to promote and protect our state’s natural resources. And now you can take advantage of this wealth of knowledge with the NRD SPEAKERS BUREAU. Collectively, our featured speakers have over 160 years of experience in the natural resources field and possess a vast historical perspective of Nebraska’s past and present...the majority of our speakers are also responsible for having created some of this history. 

Call Scott Snell, Public Relations Manager, at (402) 362-6601, to set-up your next speaking engagement.

 

Newsletters

Newsletters
Newsletters

Please click below for the latest Upper Big Blue NRD's "Blueprint" newletter.

 

Press Releases

Annual Report

Annual Report
Annual Report

Please click on the link below for the 2015 UBBNRD Annual Report.

 

"Operation: Conservation" Traveling Exhibit

"Operation: Conservation" Traveling Exhibit
"Operation: Conservation" Traveling Exhibit

Please click on the link below to learn more about the "Operation: Conservation" Traveling Exhibit.

 

"Fantastic Fun-River Run" Traveling Exhibit

"Fantastic Fun-River Run" Traveling Exhibit
"Fantastic Fun-River Run" Traveling Exhibit

Please click on the link below to learn more about the "Fantastic Fun-River Run" Traveling Exhibit.

 

"Drought-Run-About" Conservation Obstacle Course

"Drought-Run-About" Conservation Obstacle Course
"Drought-Run-About" Conservation Obstacle Course

Please click on the link below to learn more about the "Drought-Run-About" Conservation Obstacle Course.

 

"Junk Art Competition" Educational Activity

"Junk Art Competition" Educational Activity
"Junk Art Competition" Educational Activity

Please click on the link below to learn more about the "Junk Art Competition" Educational Activity.

 

Burke Scholarship

Burke Scholarship
Burke Scholarship

The family of Raymond A. Burke established this scholarship in his memory for the benefit of young men and women interested in pursuing careers in natural resources related fields. Mr. Burke was a land improvement contractor and farmer with very strong interests in the management of conservation and educating young people. He served for 40 years on the elected boards of the Polk County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District. From time to time, donations memorializing other individuals have been added to the Raymond A. Burke Scholarship Fund. The Upper Big Blue NRD administers two scholarships awarded annually in the amount of $2,000 each. 

To learn more informaton about this scholarship, and to see if you live in the Upper Big Blue NRD, click on the Google Earth Zip File.  To fill out an application, click on the downloadable form below.