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By Karma J. Larsen Healthy Families Play Outside partners offer these suggestions to get outside. Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Statewide public gardens and plant information, arboretum.unl.edu Community landscape grants School and therapeutic garden consultation Christina Hoyt and Sue Kohles, 402-472-5049 and 402-472-2212 Lincoln Children’s Zoo 1222 S. 27th Street in Lincoln Over 300 species of animals and thousands of plants Zoo Play and other classes (www.lincolnzoo.org) MyYard.com, a guide to outdoor family fun City-wide safari nature treasure hunt at www.lincolnsafari.org Mimi Wickless, 402-475-6741 Pioneers Park Nature Center Outdoor classes, tours and hands-on activities Eight miles of walking trails Bison, elk, deer, unreleasable raptors, snakes and turtles Nancy Furman, 402-441-8709 Dimensions Educational Research Foundation School-wide nature club Workshops for educators and landscape architects National nature programs for families and educators Chris Kiewra, 402-476-8304 To see a complete list of HFPO partners and their Web site links, please visit www.healthyfamiliesplayoutside.org

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