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Wild Summer Days - Water Wonders
Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Over 55 Forest Walk
Thursday, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wild Summer Days - Water Wonders
Friday, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Forest News

  • Fontenelle Forest is hiring. We have open positions for an Educator and Facilities Attendant. Click here for details.

  • Flooding update: All trails in the Fontenelle Forest wetlands will be cleared as of Monday, July 28. Useage of the floodplain trails at Neale Woods is still not advised.

  • Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery is currently recruiting relay/transport volunteers which are an integral part of our network of dedicated folks who pick up and transport injured, sick and orphaned raptors. We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers from OUTSIDE the Omaha area, preferably central and western Nebraska. Contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.

  • To see our complete calendar or register for a program, click here.

Our Mission

To provide a place where people
can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature.
We want to inspire current and future generations
to care for the natural world.

Our Vision

To be a national leader in environmental stewardship and
education and the region’s premier nature center

Fontenelle Forest

Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations
and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation.
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha
encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River.

Association of Nature Center Administrators