Apply to be a Board Member

Do you have a passion to serve, promote, support the development, programming and operation of the Nature Center?


Term: Three years, expiring at the January/February Annual Meeting. Can be reelected for a second term, but shall serve no more than two consecutive terms.

Meetings: At the present time we meet as a full board on the third Wednesday of 6 different months from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m (except for November). Board members also serve on a committee which may meet on different dates or times. As a board
member you can expect to spend at least 5 hours a month average participating in events, meetings or planning.

Board members are required to:

  • Become educated about the needs of the Nature Center
  • Attend scheduled meetings
  • Use your particular talent/expertise/interest to help on this Board
  • Be informed of the Nature Center’s master plan
  • Contribute annually by choosing a giving category
  • Participate actively in fundraising by being passionate advocates of the Nature Center in the community and cultivate potential donors and sponsors
  • Serve on at least two committees: 1 event committee (Wild Adventure, Wild Fall Festival, BBB or other) and one board committee (finance/fundraising, membership or nominating)
  • Enjoy nature! Visit the Nature Center seasonally.

Andrea Faas is the Nature Center Coordinator and Melissa Lindeman is the
Recreation Coordinator. Both are board liaisons and attend all meetings.

Past projects of the Board include:

  • Providing funds to pilot the Wilderness Leadership Club
  • Contributing funds toward purchasing a solar light cart
  • Contributing funds toward purchasing 228 acres
  • Contributing funds each year for staff to attend conferences
  • Raising $10,000 for Lincoln schools to participate in Nature Center field trips
  • Fun activities for Friends Members such as family hayrack rides, helping with the special Wild Adventures and Wild Fall Festival events, beer tasting and committee meetings at a coffee shop

Goals this year are to increase scholarships for children to attend the Nature Center Preschool and/or summer camps, and to continue to cover a portion of the costs of school hikes for more than 7,000 children. We raise these funds through memberships and events such as Bites, Bikes & Bison.

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Our Mission

The mission of Pioneers Park Nature Center is to interpret the natural history of Nebraska and the central great plains; to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and awareness of our natural environment; to practice and foster a conservation ethic; and to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and a peaceful retreat for people.


Monday - Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Noon - 5:00 PM
Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Free Admission
Suggested Donations: $3/person, $5/family, or $10/group


3201 S Coddington Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68522

(402) 441-7895


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