Natural Resources Districts to Present Wildlife CSI at Nebraska State Fair

August 07, 2017

The Lower Loup NRD and five other Natural Resources Districts will present Wildlife Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) in the Sustainability Pavilion at the Nebraska State Fair. The other districts participating are the Central Platte NRD of Grand Island, Little Blue NRD of Davenport, Lower Niobrara NRD of Butte, Lower Republican NRD of Alma, and South Platte NRD of Sidney.  The NRDs will present from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. from Monday, August 28-Monday, September 4.

Participants will use animal tracking, skull and bone identification, scatology, animal evidence and observation in the natural world. "Scenes" will be set up and participants will be asked to investigate what happened, what animal came first, and predator and prey evidence.  Participants will be given an investigation form and asked to determine what crime occurred at each site.  The investigation form includes information on the various tracks that might occur at a crime scene.  Fairgoers of all ages are invited to participate in this activity.

The Sustainability Pavilion is located in the outdoor Market Place close to the Heartland Event Center, the Fonner Concourse, Cactus Jack’s Chuck Wagon, Knights of Columbus Bingo, and the Fonner 4H Café. The tent will also have live presentations, interactive make & take activities as well as static educational exhibits.

Nebraska's natural resources districts are local government entities with broad responsibilities to protect our natural resources. Major Nebraska river basins form the boundaries of the 23 NRDs, enabling districts to respond best to local conservation and resource management needs. Nebraska’s NRDs protect lives, protect property, and protect the future of Nebraska’s natural resources.

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