The official fine-feathered mascot for NEST 529 College Savings Plans.
About our favorite flying friend.
After hatching on the branch of an enormous Nebraska Cottonwood tree, it didn’t take Nester long to realize how much he loved helping others. It’s why he’s so excited to take on the role of our mascot and help us spread the word about the importance of saving for education. Even though he’s still young, Nester dreams big — and because your little loved ones do too, planning ahead is the best way to help them soar toward a bright future.
Keep a bird’s eye out for Nester.
Boo at the Zoo
For the first time ever, meet Nester along the winding paths of the Lincoln Children Zoo’s annual trick-or-treating event! He’ll be there helping other NEST 529 volunteers hand out candy, bookmarks, and high-wings every day from October 26–30.Purchase Tickets about Boo at the Zoo
Nebraska Passport Tour Stops
In 2023, the Nebraska Passport Program’s “Creature Comforters” tour involved stops that are passionate about wildlife conservation. NEST 529 was a proud sponsor of this event, because whether you’re saving for education or saving animals by learning how to care for and protect them, taking steps to prepare makes a big difference. We hope you were able to enjoy some of Nebraska’s treasures this summer!
Lincoln Saltdogs Baseball Games
We’re big fans of Lincoln’s minor league baseball team. And as it turns out, Nester is too! Nester enjoyed spending time at the ballpark this season and taking pictures with the fans. Thanks for joining us!
Download a free activity sheet.
From navigating mazes to charting out a budget, these activity sheets are great for the younger kids in your life. Print a copy or two off for a fun way to introduce your kids to topics like saving, budgeting, and thinking about their future. A few of the activities include:
- Word Searches
- Drawing Activities
- Connect the Dots
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