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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.

Conway EcoFest


The Sixth Annual Conway EcoFest, from 10 am. to 3 p.m. at Laurel Park in Conway, focuses on fun, balanced, interactive environmental education for all ages. Exhibitors address topics such as health, agriculture, transportation, natural resources, energy, recycling, Eco-Smart homes and businesses, and the ways in which they are all connected. For more information visit .

Audubon Arkansas Getting Geared Up for Hiking


Audubon Arkansas is hosting a workshop on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Little Rock Audubon Center, 4500 Springer Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72206. Representatives from Ozark Outdoor Supply will be on hand to help you choose the right hiking gear for you. Please RSVP to Uta Meyer at or call 501-244-2229. Space is limited.

Arkansas Audubon Natural History Workshops


The Arkansas Audubon Society is hosting Natural History Workshops at the Ferncliff Conference Center near Ferndale, Arkansas on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21. Workshop topics include native plants, trees, butterflies, and mammals. Visit for more information.

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.

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.

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.

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission Meeting


Members and staff of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday, November 5 at 3 p.m. in Brinkley, AR. Look for more details to be added closer to the date.

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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