SUN is Fontenelle Forest's programming for active seniors (55+). We offer a monthly program at Fontenelle Forest as well as Traveling SUN, where our staff visits you.
Menu: Traveling SUN | SUN at Fontenelle Forest
Traveling SUN is designed for seniors unable to come to Fontenelle Forest Nature Center. FF staff will travel to facilities where seniors live or gather to facilitate one of our fourteen interactive programs. Thus, seniors living in an assisted living site or a senior church group can learn about 'butterflies and wildflowers' or play 'nature bingo.' There is a fee for these programs, contact us for more information.
Click here to view current Traveling Sun programs.
To book a program or learn more about Traveling SUN, call Catherine Kuper at (402) 731-3140, ext. 1019 or email
Sites along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Byrony Forbes, of the National Parks Service, is from the headquarters of the Lewis & Clark Historic National Trail located on Omaha’s Riverfront Drive. She will speak about the sites you can visit along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. Come join us for an armchair journey across the country.
Promise in a New Land: Migrating and Settling in Nebraska
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Cherrie Beam-Clarke as Mariah Monahan, with Irish brogue and period costume, depicts a Nebraska settler between 1845 & 1870. Based on historical fact, viewers are transported in time to sail the ocean, ride the wagon trail, feel the loneliness and fight prairie fires. This program comes to us from Humanities Nebraska.
Living a Sustainable Life
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Daniel Lawse from the Verdis Group, and Seth Keith, Fontenelle Forest Educator will team up to show us all how we can reduce our carbon footprint and live more sustainable lives. We’ll learn how our actions benefit us and the natural environment.
All on-site S.U.N. programs are free for members or with daily admission ($6 for seniors).
For more details or to participate in a SUN program at Fontenelle Forest, please check our event calendar.