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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.

Forest Awareness Day


As in previous years, 5th grade students from area schools will be invited to attend an educational field day at Lake Wedington (near Fayetteville) hosted by the Arkansas Forestry Association Education Foundation. Each group of up to 25 students will rotate through activity stations learning about or participating in an educational activity focusing on our forests, wildlife, habitats, aquatics, watersheds, and nature. Jane Jones-Schulz, ANHC Education and Information Coordinator, will participate as a presenter. For more information, contact Rob Beadel at

Arkansas Girls of Promise Statewide Conference


Girls who are participating in the Girls of Promise program, a 15-year initiative that introduces eighth-grade girls to information about careers in the economics, science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Girls will attend the conference in Little Rock Thursday, October 2 and Friday, October 3 at the Clinton Presidential Center and Park. ANHC Outreach and Information Coordinator, Jane Jones-Schulz will host a session for girls and ANHC will staff a table at the Exhibition Hall. For more information about Girls of Promise, sponsored by the Women's Foundation of Arkansas, visit

Volunteer Workday at Cove Creek Natural Area


Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to remove non-native invasive plants and perform trail maintenance. Please contact Toby Von Rembow for more information at or 501-683-4084.

Arkansas Native Plant Society Fall Meeting


The Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS) is hosting its fall meeting at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hotel in Texarkana, AR. Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission's Theo Witsell will speak Saturday evening on the topic "Habitats and Rare Plants of Southwest Arkansas". For more information visit the ANPS website .

ASU Science Expo Day


Arkansas State University is sponsoring a Science Expo Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall, Carl R. Reng Student Union, Arkansas State Campus. Students and families can participate in activities such as 3-D printing, building a brain, learning the science of glass art, and more. Visit the ASU website for more information.

Buffalo National River Water Mite BioBlitz


National Park Service staff, scientists, teachers, students, and citizen scientists will work together to find and identify as many different species within the park as possible using scientific methods. The event is open to participants age 12 and up. Please contact Keith Jefferson at 870-365-2798 or to RSVP by October 3, 2014. The event, at the Buffalo National River George L. Harp Environmental Field Station near Rush, AR, is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteer Workday at Byrd Lake Natural Area


Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to remove non-native invasive plants and trash. Please contact Toby Von Rembow for more information at or 501-683-4084.

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission Meeting


Members and staff of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Wednesday, November 5 at 3 p.m. at the Mallard Pointe Lodge, 1097 Hallum Cemetery Road, Brinkley, AR. 

Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair


The 2015 Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair will be held in the Fitness Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The fair is open to 4th - 12th grade students from Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Lonoke, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Van Buren, White, Woodruff, and Yell counties. 

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