Herd Dogs in Action at Homestead National Monument

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Date: April 23, 2015

BEATRICE –National Park Week activities continue with dogs herding sheep and geese at , Homestead National Monument of America at2 p.m.on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in the demonstration prairie area near the Education Center.

Watch as Anja Becker works magic with her dogs to herd both sheep and geese on the demonstration prairie near the Education Center. Becker and her dogs compete in herding demonstrations throughout the region. She will explain how important it was for homesteaders to use their animals to help with daily chores.She will also discuss how she trains her dogs and then demonstrate herding with both sheep and geese.

Visitwww.NationalParkWeek.org to learn more about how you can join parks, programs, and partners in celebrating National Park Week across the country.To learn more about activities and to get a complete listing of the events at Homestead National Monument of America visit www.nps.gov/home.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturdayand Sunday.  Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/.

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Last updated: April 24, 2015

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