Tara Schroder 
Nature Explore 
402-467-6112 ext. 101


Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM CDT
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM CDT

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Lied Lodge and Conference Center 
2700 Sylvan Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410

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Join with a growing community of natural outdoor classroom users and advocates to set intentions for positive growth and change. Gain practical ideas and inspiring information through presentations, hands-on activities, discussion groups and networking events. 

Choose from one of these interest groups:

  • Administrators/teachers in elementary, preschool or infant toddler programs
  • College/university instructors
  • Educational consultants/trainers
  • Representatives from educational professional associations, conservation organizations or organizations in public natural settings
  • Home child care providers

Along with scheduled workshops and discussions, you will have time to explore nature as well as engage with colleagues during social gatherings.  View agenda!

Click the link to the left to register. The registration fee of $425 includes an Opening Reception the evening of July 22, continental breakfast and lunch July 23-25, optional evening activities, healthy snacks each day, and a Closing Reception on July 25. (Note that dinner on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening will be on your own.) Registration and payment deadline is July 6.   

Make your room reservation directly with Lied Lodge and Conference Center. Rooms must be booked no later than June 21, 2018. Rooms are $109 per room for single occupancy and $119 per room for double occupancy. There is also a 14.5% lodging tax per night. For more information about Lied Lodge and Conference Center please visit

To make a reservation online – click here. Under Special Rates select Group/Block and enter code 1807NATURE_002 so you receive the reduced rate. You can also call Lied Lodge & Conference Center at 1-800-546-5433 and reference the Leadership Institute so you receive the reduced rate. 

Shuttle Service from Airport
The shuttle service to and from the Omaha airport is $30 per person per trip. To book a shuttle with Lied Lodge – click here. If you make your room reservation by phone, let Lied Lodge and Conference Center know if you would like a shuttle.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be made up until July 6 minus a $50 processing fee. After July 6, refunds will not be available.

Please contact Tara Schroder at or 402-467-6112 (ext. 101) with any questions. We hope to see you there!


The Nature Explore / Outdoor Classroom Project Team