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Who We Are

MORE Nature is a collaborative effort to bring more outdoor, nature-based play to the children of Greater Omaha.

Today’s children are often missing these powerful, play-based nature experiences – play that was once a cherished and nearly universal part of childhood. Not only was it just plain fun, “nature play” also helped children fall in love with the outdoors – forging a vital first link towards a life-long commitment to conservation. Research has also shown that frequent nature play is great for children’s overall healthy growth, aiding their physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and creative development.

MORE Nature is a growing consortium of organizations, currently including:

  • Papio – Missouri River Natural Resources District
  • Omaha Children’s Museum
  • Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Hitchcock Nature Center
  • Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
  • Junior League of Omaha
  • Audubon Society of Omaha
  • Sierra Club – Nebraska Chapter
  • Fontenelle Nature Association
  • National Arbor Day Foundation
  • National Park Service
  • Lauritzen Gardens
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Nebraska Game and Parks

Pledge to Help

MORE Nature needs your support! To learn more or to get involved, contact Christine Jacobsen at the Papio – Missouri River Natural Resources District.

Want to help? Learn about sponsorship opportunities.