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Meet the SNDLC Educational Partners

HENRY DOORLY ZOO
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, this world class zoo promotes conservation awareness & exciting educational opportunities through state-of-the-art exhibits. Your interactive distance learning system can take you to the Rainforest, the Desert Dome, to the genetics lab, and more! Visit the penguins, or swim with the sharks with the new underwater camera.
Topics - penguins, desert ecosystems, aquarium, animal camouflage, bats, genetics, conservation, rain forest, natural adaptation.  
Please plan 4-6 weeks lead time for a session.
Contact Information:
Julie Anderson
Phone: (402) 738-6903
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MORRILL HALL
Morrill Hall is geared to amking kids excited about Science!  Programs can vary but some ideas are Animals in the Hall, Elephants in your Backyard, Evoluation Examined, Tusker Power! and more!!  Visit their webiste to learn how you can bring this virtual field trip to your classroom.
Contact Information:
Annie Mumgaard
Phone: (402) 472-4075
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HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT OF AMERICA
The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States. Located in Beatrice, Nebraska, enrichment programs at  Homestead take students onto the tallgrass prairie, into an original homesteader cabin, or to a one-room school house. Explore the contents of the “Buffalo Trunk,” investigate artifacts, or take part in water quality testing. The Heritage Center with interactive exhibits opened in May 2007, beginning a new era in interpretation and education of the Homestead Act of 1862 and all of the impacts it had on the United States. You’re only limited by your imagination!
Topics - Nebraska history, homesteading and westward expansion, pioneer life and schools, natural prairie, buffalo, wildlife
Contact Information:
Tina Miller
Phone: (402) 223-3514
Email: Tina_Miller@nps.gov
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BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Over 240,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires make up South Dakota's Badlands National Park. Rangers can use a special spotting scope to give your students a view of this unique landscape. Enrichment sessions can focus on fossils and sedimentary rock formations, extinct ancient animals and even one of today's endangered species.
Topics - rock formations, sedimentary layers, prehistoric animals, reintroduction of endangered species
Contact Information:
Julie Johndreau
Phone: (605) 433-5242
Email: julie_johndreau@nps.gov
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CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT
Note: NOW ONLINE!!!  Contact Park for more information on scheduling an enrichment activity!!
Cabrillo National Monument is a 160-acre unit of the National Park System, located at the southern tip of Point Loma in San Diego, California. The site commemorates conquistador and explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo and preserves the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, the tidepools of the rocky intertidal zone, a Coastal Mediterranean ecosystem, and coastal defense remnants. In addition, the site offers a tremendous view of San Diego Bay.
Contact Info for SNDLC Member Schools
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HOVENWEEP NATIONAL PARK
Located in Utah, this park protects six prehistoric, Puebloan-era villages. Your students can learn about dryland farming practices from 750 years ago; a spotting scope allows your students to view multi-storied towers perched on canyon rims and balanced on boulders.
Topics - Ancient Native American communities and culture, dryland farming practice and structures
Contact Information:
Todd Overbye
Phone: (970) 562-4282 ext 14
Email: todd_overbye@nps.gov
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CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
(LITTLE ROCK, AR)
Note: This educational partner is currently offline due to technical/security problems.  Check back for updated status!
The site of the first important test for the implementation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board of Education, your students can explore topics of segregation, integration and civil rights.
Contact Info for SNDLC Member Schools
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GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER NATIONAL MONUMENT
Note: This educational partner is currently offline due to technical/security problems.  Check back for updated status!
George Washington Carver National Monument is the first National Park site dedicated to an African American. The park preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, the inspirational educator, scientist and humanitarian. Educational programs focus on Carvers determination to overcome racial obstacles and pursue a life of service to his fellow man.
Contact Info for SNDLC Member Schools
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MINUTEMAN MISSILE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
One of the nation's newest national park areas, this site illustrates the history and significance of the Cold War, the arms race, and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) development. The facilities represent the only remaining intact components of a nuclear missile field that consisted of 150 Minuteman II missiles, 15 launch control centers, and covered over 13,500 square miles of southwestern South Dakota.
Topics - The Cold War era, missiles and silos, and historical connections of Nebraska
Contact Information:
Emanuel Davis
Phone: (605) 433-5552
Email: mimi_information@nps.gov
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MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL
The sheer size of the mountain carving on Mount Rushmore evokes a sense of awe. Add depth to your classroom discussions of these four presidents, or explore the math necessary to create these large-scale carvings. Art students may be interested in watching repairs in progress.
Topics - American presidents and history, the building of the memorial
Contact Information:
Rhonda Schier
Phone: (605) 574-3134
Email: rhonda_schier@nps.gov
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NICODEMUS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
This site in Kansas preserves and protects the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. Explore the role that African-Americans played in America's story of westward expansion!
Topics - Black pioneers in American history, westward expansion and homesteading, connection to the book "Wagon Wheels"
Contact Information:
Phyllis Howard
Phone: (785) 839-4233
Email: Phyllis_Howard@nps.gov
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN WASHINGTON DC
Intro to the Archives, a tour of DC, our nation's Constitution, Monuments and Memorials, Transportation, and more!!
Contact Information:
Dave Rosenbaum
Phone: (202) 357-5077
Email: David.Rosenbaum@nara.gov
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DISTRICT 1 COURTROOM IN BEATRICE
Government students, Business Law students, Modern Problems classes and others can observe Criminal Days in the District 1 Courtroom in Beatrice.  The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month are designated as "Criminal Days."
Morning court sessions begin at 9:00 am; afternoon court sessions begin at 1:30 pm. Sessions normally run two hours or a little longer, although schedules can change at the last moment.
Important Note: You and your students will be silent observers only.
Contact Information:
Donna Dorn, District Court Baliff
Email: SNDLC Office for updated information

Educational Service Unit 5 900 West Court Street Beatrice, NE  68310

t: 402.223.5277 f: 402.223.5279

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