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Online Class - Backyard Chickens 101

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
5:30 pm7:30 pm
online
Online Class - Backyard Chickens 101

Interested in having backyard chickens? Join LEC and Joanne Boettcher for a look at the basics!

This online class will offer a basic perspective of keeping backyard chickens. Topics covered will include:
Why own backyard birds
Basic Care
Safe Housing/Coop Necessities & Options
Basic Behavior/What to Expect
Integrating Chickens with Humans and Pets

Online meetup information will be sent to participants before date of class.

Ticket price: $7

Scholarships to cover cost of ticket are available, contact livingearthcenter@ssndcp.org for details.

July Virtual Open Mic Night

Friday, July 24, 2020
5:30 pm7:30 pm
online
July Virtual Open Mic Night

Join Living Earth Center for a fun night of music, dance, and more!!

Each month we give performers a theme and then they give us a video where they've interpreted the theme is whatever way moves them, and then we premier the videos via zoom meet up for a Virtual Open Mic!!

July's theme is: Heat!!

Participants include:
Farmer Josh - *live! in person!*
GNGD - Colin & Laura
Hanna Cesario
Kaleb Braun-Schulz
Laura Karels of Bee Balm Fields
Mal Murphy
Starr Mackenzie
In a Bind
Cara Gorman
Poetry by Esther
Wohpe Fire Bellydance
Pryder Danse
**plus more talented acts!!!**

Zoom meet up info will be posted before the event.

If you are interested in performing, please email Melissa Martensen at mlmartense@yahoo.com before July 17th.

Living in Harmony with Native Wildlife

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
5:30 pm7:30 pm
ONLINE- Via Zoom Meeting
Living in Harmony with Native Wildlife

Join LEC and Nebraska Wildlife Rehab's Executive Director Laura Stastny to learn more about the wildlife in your own backyard. We will look at the circumstances bringing so-called "nusiance" animals into our yards and neighborhoods and explore ways we can coexist with them.

Bats in your belfry?
Raccoons in your attic?
Conflicts with wildlife in your home or on your property can be frustrating and drive many people to do drastic things. When problems arise, wild animals often suffer the consequences. Fortunately, there are many simple things we all can do to solve wildlife conflicts humanely and to allow the animals to live their natural lives, outside of our homes. During this online class we will learn more about how to solve common wildlife conflicts and how you can help wildlife every day.
With a little effort, we can all live in harmony together!

Online meetup information will be sent to participants before date of class.

Tickets are $7
Scholarships to cover cost of ticket are available, contact livingearthcenter@ssndcp.org for details.

Online Class - Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
5:30 pm6:30 pm
online
Online Class - Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd

Join LEC and DNR Naturalist Scott Kudelka to learn more about the bison herd at Minneopa State Park.

As the largest mammal on the Great Plains, millions of bison once roamed North America and played an integral role in the livelihood of many American Indian tribes. The American bison is an animal built to live in harsh conditions and this is demonstrated through an activity called “Build a Bison.” We will also talk about the distribution of bison prior to the arrival of Europeans, the differences between the words “bison” and “buffalo,” and the conservation effort to save this American icon.

Online meetup information will be sent to participants before date of class.

Tickets are $7

Scholarships to cover cost of ticket are available, contact livingearthcenter@ssndcp.org for details.


Local artist Mal Murphy has donated her painting "Mother Nature" to the Living Earth Center. This beautiful piece will be spending her days in the Living Earth Center Resource Library and Community Growing Space in the Barn (after quarantine).

One of Living Earth Center’s goals is creating common ground, a place where everyone can feel comfortable and welcome. With the advent of Covid, gathering on literal common ground has become a safety concern, so the LEC Event Committee decided to create a virtual gathering space.

We are excited to announce new Living Earth Center Staff!