The 21st CCLC Partner Spotlight highlights the work of organizations committed to partnering with afterschool and summer programs across Nebraska. Featured partners have demonstrated a commitment to working with program leaders and staff to identify ways to mutually accomplish identified goals. Contact the featured partners to explore the possibilities for bringing unique and engaging learning opportunities to your students.
We have a NEW Partner Spotlight Organization!
Empowering Youth to Create a Better Future Through Affordable After School Sports Programs
Beyond School Bells
NASA Nebraska Space Grant
NDE: Nebraska English Learner Program
Nebraska Forest Service / Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts
Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom
Nebraska Game and Parks
NDE: Nebraska Migrant Education
Nebraska Public Power District
Keep Nebraska Beautiful
Nebraska Council on Economic Education
Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program
NDE: Nebraska Healthy Schools
Nebraska Museums Association
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
University of Nebraska
State Museum-Morrill Hall
Listings are from current Partner Spotlight organizations and include professional development and funding opportunities relevant to program leaders and staff working in afterschool/summer programs.
If you interested in being recognized as a Partner Spotlight organization, or if you are currently a Partner Spotlight organization and would like to post an upcoming professional development or funding opportunity on this site, contact Kim Larson, email@example.com.
Conservation Education Coordinator
Nebraska Forest Service, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
CLICK to see information regarding:
Neighborhood Nature Walks: Trees & Me Workshop
- April 3rd; 7-8:30 PM CT Online via Zoom
- April 4th; 6:30-8:30 PM CT
IN PERSON at Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy County, 8015 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68124
Arbor Day Middle & Secondary Educator Workshop
Monday April 10th, 2022; 10 AM to Noon PM CST Online via Zoom
City Nature Challenge: Citizen Science Educator Workshop
April 11th; 7-9 PM CT Online via Zoom
Getting Little Feet WET Educator Workshop, Hastings Museum
April 11th; 6:30-8:30 PM CT
IN PERSON at Hastings Museum, 1330 N Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE 68901
Let’s Learn About Forests PLT MiniWorkshop
April 12th; 5:30-7:30 CST or April 13th; 12-2 PM CST Online via Zoom
Trees and Littles Early Childhood Professional Development, Nebraska City
April 18th; 6:30-8:30 PM CT
IN PERSON at Arbor Bank, 911 Central Ave 2nd Floor, Nebraska City, NE 68410 in the lower level Community Room
Arbor Day Early Learner Educator Workshop
April 17th; 6:30-8:30 PM CT Online via Zoom
Don’t forget about our Online Monthly Workshop Series
Teach Outside! Monthly Outdoor Learning Educator Workshop Series
Monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 3:30 pm CST
Leading Little Learners in Nature! Early Childhood Educator Series
On the 4th Monday of each month
Click the link to view the Nebraska Forest Service workshops OR scan the code:
The Walk to Unlock Nebraska (WTUN) program is a robust physical activity program with a cross-curricular education
component that provides set checkpoints across the state of Nebraska for youth to visit virtually while tracking live
physical activity time conducted in one’s school, after-school program or home.
Questions: Erika Wibbels firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spring Community of Practice for Click2Engineering begins April 5. This CoP introduces out-of-school time educators to the basics of engineering and leading engineering activities with youth. Click here to register.
The upcoming April 26th Click2Science virtual workshop will focus on Supporting Productive Failure. Join this virtual workshop to learn how you can create learning experiences that support youth and help them persist through their frustration and learn from failures. Click here to register.
Advancing Health Equity in Out-Of-School Time Virtual Institute
Join this free training series offered by the OST Health Equity Institute to increase access to healthy eating and physical activity. Information and registration can be found here.
Beyond School Bells Incentivized Clubs
Beyond School Bells is incentivizing Nebraska afterschool programs to use the free, high-quality afterschool curriculum by providing funding for club facilitators, supplies, and evaluation. If you are interested, please email Dakota Staggs at email@example.com
Does your program have any aspiring YouTubers, TikTok Wizards, or video Geeks? Partner with Beyond School Bells and The Bay/Rabble Mill to provide them with a Youth Videography Club to unleash student voices to tell the story of your afterschool program!
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
Growing Gardeners with Bloom Box
Sarah Buckley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bloom Box for 21stCCLCs timeline:
- January-official sign up open, Garden Profiles due 1-31
- February-Project Learning Tree curriculum training (Jack)
- March-April-complete 6 PLT activities
- April-garden training webinar
- Site prep approved by photo >1 week before planting date
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
School Health Learning Collaborative
Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CST. Content focuses on a variety of school health topics.
Questions? Contact Kim McClintick, email@example.com
NASA STEM Engagement Resources for Informal Educators
Use the link above to see many other offerings. Below are just a few.
“Goodnight Moon” in Space
Watch as astronaut Thomas Marshburn reads out loud from the children’s book “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown while floating in microgravity aboard the International Space Station.
Exploring Careers @ NASA for Students
Interested in working at NASA? Start now to be part of NASA’s future.
Internships and Fellowships
Where We Work
Grades 5-8: Career Corner
Grades K-4: More to Explore: Careers
“First Woman” Digital Novel
First Woman tells the tale of Callie Rodriguez, the first woman to explore the Moon. While Callie is a fictional character, the first female astronaut and person of color will soon set foot on the Moon – a historic milestone and part of upcoming NASA missions. Through a series of graphic novels and digital platforms, First Woman aims to capture our attention and unite the next generation of explorers who will return to the Moon.