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Upcoming Events: Environmental Workshops & More


ANHC's staff is active in the Arkansas conservation community. As part of our mission to increase the ecoliteracy of Arkansans, we participate in a variety of events, programs, and professional meetings. Our state-wide outreach programming includes workshops, hands-on presentations and field trips for students, teachers, scout groups, libraries, and conservation organizations. Our Calendar of Events features educational presentations such as teacher workshops, commission meetings, environmental education programs, conferences, and special events from ANHC and our partners.



Arkansas Audubon Society Spring Convention

5/1/2015

The 2015 Spring Convention of the Arkansas Audubon Society is May 1-3 at the Fort Smith Holiday Inn Civic Center, 700 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Visit the Arkansas Audubon Society website for more information. 

Cossatot River Spring Festival

5/2/2015

The Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area is hosting a Cossatot River Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes exhibits, a Dutch oven outdoor cooking demonstration, water activities, a Monarch butterfly release, hay rides, dunking booth, and other games. There is a $5 parking fee that includes admittance to the games and a ticket for the grand prize drawing of a one night cabin stay at an Arkansas State Park. The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission will have a booth at the event. For more information, email [email protected] or call 870.385.2201.

ONSC Call of the Wild

5/2/2015

The Ozark Natural Science Center (ONSC) is hosting its annual "un-gala" event from 7 to 10 p.m. at the 21c Hotel, 200 NE A St., Bentonville. The event features live music, a live auction, and a special presentation about ONSC.  All net proceeds go to support tuition assistance for Northwest Arkansas students at ONSC programs. Visit https://onsc.us/gala.php for more information.

Crystal Bridges National Public Gardening Day event

5/9/2015

Come celebrate National Public Garden Day at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. Visit the trails and participate in fun-filled outdoor activities for the whole family, including a Chalk Festival, live music, and an illustrated talk by award-winning garden writer Amy Stewart on her popular book Wicked Plants. The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission will have a table and activity focusing on Helen Beatrix Potter, the author, illustrator, and conservationist. Visit the Crystal Bridges calendar page for event information or call 479-657-2335.

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission meeting

5/27/2015

Members and staff of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn City Center, 700 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. 

ONSC Fledgling Naturalist Camp

6/8/2015

This Ozark Natural Science Center (ONSC) camp is designed for the young and curious naturalist, ages 8-9. This camp experience is packed with activities led by ONSC naturalists that focus on introducing campers to the outdoor world of the Ozarks. Visit ONSC's summer programming web page for more information or to register for this camp.

ONSC Family Camp

6/12/2015

This Ozark Natural Science Center (ONSC) camp is designed for families with children ages 6 and older. Enjoy a family retreat with all the amenities including air-conditioned lodges, prepared meals, a campfire and ice cream social. Let ONSC naturalists be your guides on the trails, for astronomy and family creek exploration, tie-dyeing, and making brick oven pizza. Visit ONSC's summer programming web page for more information or to register for this camp. 

ONSC Naturalist Camp

6/14/2015

Campers will scout for animal tracks, search for fossils, explore creeks and forest trails plus astronomy, cookouts and campfires at this Ozark Natural Science Center (ONSC) summer camp for ages 10-12. Learn primitive skills, Leave No Trace ethics, and camping basics while having a blast. ONSC naturalists will lead campers on activities designed for exploration, fun, and learning about the Ozark natural environment and all its living organisms. There will be turtle tracking, nature games, crafts, and swimming too. Visit ONSC's summer programming web page for more information or to register for this camp.

Halberg Ecology Camp Session 1

6/14/2015

The Arkansas Audubon Society Halberg Ecology Camp Session 1 is from June 14-19, at Camp Clearfork, a U.S. Forest Service camp between Hot Springs and Mt. Ida. Camp Clearfork gets rave reviews from camp staff and others for its biological diversity that allows the staff to show campers a variety of habitats and natural disciplines- aquatic biology, botany, entomology, geology, ornithology, mammalogy and herpetology. For more information, visit http://www.arbirds.org/halberg_ecology_camp.html or email the camp's executive director, Elizabeth Fulton, at [email protected] .

Halberg Ecology Camp Session 2

6/21/2015

The Arkansas Audubon Society Halberg Ecology Camp Session 2 is from June 21-26, at Camp Clearfork, a U.S. Forest Service camp between Hot Springs and Mt. Ida. Camp Clearfork gets rave reviews from camp staff and others for its biological diversity that allows the staff to show campers a variety of habitats and natural disciplines- aquatic biology, botany, entomology, geology, ornithology, mammalogy and herpetology. For more information, visit http://www.arbirds.org/halberg_ecology_camp.html or email the camp's executive director, Elizabeth Fulton, at [email protected] .

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