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.
FrogWatch USA Volunteer Training Harrison Part 2
FrogWatch USA volunteer training from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at North Arkansas College in Harrison -- Part 2. This second session of volunteer training includes an introduction to wetlands and frog monitoring training. Once trained, citizen scientists listen to frogs and toads from February through August and submit findings to a national database. Call 870-391-3100 to enroll or visit the FrogWatch USA Arkansas Chapter website for more information.
FrogWatch USA Volunteer Training Ash Flat Part 1
FrogWatch USA volunteer training from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Ozarka College in Ash Flat -- Part 1. During this first session, classroom workshops teach volunteers to identify all the frogs and toads in their area by their calls. Students learn to mimic the frog calls using Power Point and visual memory aids. In addition, volunteers learn why frogs and toads are important, why they are in trouble, and what can be done to help them. Call Kim Whitten at 870-368-7371 to enroll or visit the FrogWatch USA Arkansas Chapter website for more information.
ANHC Volunteer Workday -- Terre Noire
Terre Noire Natural Area is a 493-acre high-quality blackland prairie located in Clark County. ANHC is organizing a volunteer work day to reduce the amount of surface trash (mainly tires) found on Terre Noire NA, improving the natural aesthetics and the plant community structure.
If you'd like to volunteer, please download, print and fill out the Volunteer Information Form and the Volunteer Release Form. Please return them by mail, fax or email to: Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Attention Toby Von Rembow, 323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Little Rock, AR 72201, fax: 501-324-9618, email: firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information, contact Toby Von Rembow (contact information above).
L'Anguille River Watershed Workshop
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is offering watershed workshops throughout the state that will provide residents with information about local water concerns and how individual actions can affect water quality. The L'Anguille River Watershed workshop, held at the Craighead County Extension office in Jonesboro, includes information for Craighead, Poinsett, Cross, Lee, Woodruff, and St. Francis counties. Contact Branon Thiesse, Craighead County Extension office, at 870-933-4565 to RSVP.
FrogWatch USA Volunteer Training Ash Flat Part 2
FrogWatch USA volunteer training from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Ozarka College in Ash Flat -- Part 2. This second session of volunteer training includes an introduction to wetlands and frog monitoring training. Once trained, citizen scientists listen to frogs and toads from February through August and submit findings to a national database. Call Kim Whitten at 870-368-7371 to enroll or visit the FrogWatch USA Arkansas Chapter website for more information.
Become familiar with bluebirds and their habitat and ways to attract them to your area. As supplies last, participants will build or receive one bluebird house per family. Birdhouse plans will be provided for at-home projects. Program runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Potlatch Conservation Education Center at Cook's Lake. Registration is required, call 870-241-3373 to register.
Arkansas State Science Fair
The fair will be held at the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway in the HPER Center. The awards ceremony will be held at Ida Waldron Auditorium, Old Main Hall, on Saturday, April 5 at 3:30 p.m. ANHC staff will be judging entries and present Natural Heritage awards.
Wildflower Week at Petit Jean
Participate in wildflower-related talks, guided walks, and other programs at Petit Jean State Park. Contact the park for a schedule at 501-727-5441 or email@example.com .
Arkansas Science Olympiad
The Science Olympiad, a national program, involves students in hands-on activities that emphasize problem solving in the scientific process. Schools may submit teams of up to 15 members which compete in one of two divisions, Division B (6th-9th grade) and Division C (9th-12th grade). Teams vie for trophies while individuals earn athletic-style medals. The first place team in each division is eligible to represent Arkansas at the National Science Olympiad.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is hosting the state Science Olympiad all day April 12, 2014. Registration forms can be found at http://ualr.edu/scienceolympiad
. Official rules can be found at the National Science Olympiad website at http://soinc.org
. For more information, contact Dr. Eric R. Kaufmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Dr. Martin Eggensperger at email@example.com
The ANHC will host a display table at the event.
Arkansas Native Plant Society Spring Meeting
The Arkansas Native Plant Society spring meeting will be held May 2-4 at the Quality Inn in Harrison. For more information, visit the ANPS website.
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission meeting
Members and staff of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at DeGray State Park. More details will be posted as they become available.