Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRD)

Nebraska Naturals Resource District
Every Nebraska Natural Resources District (NRD) offers a variety of programs for students grades K – 12.
Contact your NRD to find out more about the educational programs in your area.

Central Platte NRD
215 Kaufman Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 385-6282

Lewis & Clark NRD
608 N. Robinson Avenue
PO Box 518
Hartington, NE 68739-0518
(402) 254-6758

Little Blue NRD
100 East 6th St.
P.O. Box 100
Davenport, NE 68335
(402) 364-2145

Lower Big Blue NRD
805 Dorsey St.
P.O. Box 826
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 228-3402

Lower Elkhorn NRD
601 E. Benjamin Avenue, Suite 101
P.O. Box 1204
Norfolk, NE 68702-1204
(402) 371-7313

Lower Loup NRD
2620 Airport Drive
Ord, NE 68862-1002
(308) 728-3221

Lower Niobrara NRD
410 Walnut St.
P.O. Box 350
Butte, NE 68722
(402) 775-2343

Lower Platte North NRD
511 Commercial Park Road
P.O. Box 126
Wahoo, NE 68066
(402) 443-4675

Lower Platte South NRD
3125 Portia St.
P.O. Box #83581
Lincoln, NE 68501-3581
(402) 476-2729

Lower Republican NRD
30 North John Street
PO Box 618
Alma, NE 68920
(308) 928-2182

Middle Niobrara NRD
303 E. Hwy. 20
Valentine, NE 69201
(402) 376-3241

Middle Republican NRD
220 Center
P.O. Box 81
Curtis, NE 69025
(308) 367-4281

Nemaha NRD
62161 Hwy 136
Tecumseh, NE 68450
(402) 335-3325

North Platte NRD
100547 Airport Road
P.O. Box 280
Scottsbluff, NE 69363-0280
(308) 632-2749

Papio Missouri River NRD
8901 S. 154th St.
Omaha, NE 68138-3621
(402) 444-6222

Papio Missouri River NRD teacher newsletter lists summer camps and education programs. Papio is based out of Omaha.

South Platte NRD
551 Parkland Drive
P.O. Box 294
Sidney, NE 69162-0294
(308) 254-2377

They also have the Groundwater Festival every year. Staff in Sidney are available to provide presentations in classrooms, and work with the local 4-H programs to assist with their projects.  South Platte NRD offers scholarships for the Range and ACE camps each year, and have had an increasing number of applicants over the last few years.

Tri-Basin NRD
1723 N. Burlington
Holdrege, NE 68949
(308) 995-6688

Tri-Basin NRD’s school programs are listed below:

  • Each April, we collaborate with Lower Republican, Nebraska Extension, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, NRCS, Kansas Extension, and the Corps of Engineers to host the Water Jamboree. This is a 2 day water festival for 5th grade students from south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Over the 2 days, we educate about 550 students through hands-on sessions on all aspects of water, such as conservation, recreation, safety, and wildlife.
  • Each September, we host the Rainwater Basin Conservation Day for 8th grade students in our district. This event is held completely outdoors at Sacramento-Wilcox Wildlife Management Area. Students rotate through sessions about plants, trees, GPS, insects, wetlands, geology, water resources, and migratory waterfowl. We usually have about 150 students at Conservation Day.
  • We also offer classroom programs at the request of our district’s teachers.

Twin Platte NRD
111 S. Dewey St.
P.O. Box 1347
North Platte, NE 69103-1347
(308) 535-8080

Upper Big Blue NRD
319 E 25th St.
York, NE 68467
(402) 362-6601

Upper Elkhorn NRD
301 N. Harrison
O’Neill, NE 68763
(402) 336-3867

Upper Loup NRD
39252 Highway 2
Thedford, NE 69166
(308) 645-2250

Upper Niobrara White NRD
430 E. 2nd St.
Chadron, NE 69337-2433
(308) 432-6190

Upper Republican NRD
511 East 5th St.
P.O. Box 1140
Imperial, NE 69033
(308) 882-5173

The Nebraska Department of Education’s main office will be closed to walk-in service on Wednesday October 17th from 1-3pm for an all staff meeting.