Programming: Engage, Educate, and Enrich
Are you looking for a speaker for your community group, a hands-on nature program for your students, an environmental display for your event, or a workshop for your educators? ANHC outreach programs reach every corner of the state to engage, educate, and enrich Arkansans of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
Presentations conducted by scientists, with a host of field specialties and professional expertise, make Arkansas’s ecology interesting and easy to understand. Special programs are developed each year to correlate with the theme of Arkansas Heritage Month.
All programming is free of charge and includes handouts for participants. Professional staff are available, on a limited basis, to
present programs or workshops to a variety of audiences:
Adults and Families
Staff conduct both formal and informal programs for conservation agencies and organizations, non-profits, libraries, garden clubs, volunteer groups, scout groups, civic clubs, and other environmental-related venues. Presentations range from general agency PowerPoints and programs on endangered species to workshops about Arkansas's natural divisions and guided field trips at natural areas. Please specify your interests when setting up your program.
Classroom Teachers and Non-Formal Educators
A variety of workshops are conducted that focus on awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the natural world. Non-formal educators are given Arkansas-specific tools for creating environmentally literate citizens outside the classroom setting.
Program content for classroom teachers is correlated to the Arkansas Department of Education Frameworks, with emphasis on the six natural divisions of Arkansas, including: Science ESS.8.4.1; Social Studies G.1.4.2; Environmental Science PD.1.ES.10, and Arkansas History G.1.AH.7-8.1, G.1.AH.9-12.1.
To view lesson plans, activity guides, posters, and resource lists available for downloading, visit our Tools for Teaching
A full range of learning opportunities are available to students at all levels. From pre-K to college, we deliver programming at a variety of locations, including classrooms, libraries, hospitals, wildlife camps, and scout groups. Students are engaged in active learning with multi-sensory experiences using pictures, audio, mounted specimens, skulls, taxidermy, and even puppets.
To view downloadable coloring sheets, mazes, word searches, and other natural heritage activity pages, visit Tools for Teaching
Events Promoting Ecology and Conservation Awareness
Professional staff set up displays and greet visitors at special events, such as Earth Day or Endangered Species Day. Scientists from ANHC also serve as judges for school science fairs, including judging and sponsoring awards at the Arkansas State Science Fair.
To inquire about scheduling a program or event display, please contact staff in our Education & Information section: