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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 Science Olympiad

3/7/2015

The Science Olympiad, a national program, involves students in hands-on activities that emphasize problem solving in the scientific process as teams vie for trophies and individuals compete for athletic-style medals. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is hosting the state Science Olympiad Registration. Registration forms can be found at http://ualr.edu/scienceolympiad . For more information, contact Dr. Eric R. Kaufmann at erkaufmann@ualr.edu .

Volunteer Clean Up at Slippery Hollow

3/7/2015

Volunteers are needed for a clean-up day at Slippery Hollow Natural Area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants need to wear sturdy work boots and clothing that can get dirty and will protect from scratches. Volunteers will also need to bring a sack lunch. Drinking water, work equipment, and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Toby Von Rembow at 501.683.4084 or email toby@arkansasheritage.org .

Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

3/10/2015

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. Visit http://ualr.edu/cos/carsef/ for more information.

Southeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair

3/12/2015

The Southeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair will be held at the University of Arkansas Monticello in the Gibson University Center. Exhibit set up is from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and judging begins at 9:30 a.m. The fair is open to the public from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The awards ceremony begins at 1 p.m. The fair is open to students from Calhoun, Cleveland, Chicot, Lincoln, Bradley, Desha, Drew, Arkansas, Ashley, Union, and Jefferson counties. For more information, visit http://www.uamont.edu/math_and_sciences/RSF/ .

Volunteer Clean Up at Terre Noire

3/14/2015

Volunteers are needed for a clean-up day at Terre Noire Natural Area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In partnership with the Great American Clean-Up, volunteers will focus on removing trash and reducing invasive plant species from the natural area. Participants need to wear sturdy work boots and clothing that can get dirty and will protect from scratches. Volunteers will need to bring a sack lunch; drinking water, work equipment, and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Toby Von Rembow at 501.683.4084 or email toby@arkansasheritage.org .

Northwest Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

3/20/2015

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair will take place in the Arkansas Union Ballroom at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Judging is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The awards ceremony is at 4:30 p.m. The fair is open to 5th through 12th grade students from Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Newton, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, and Washington counties. Visit http://cmase.pbworks.com/w/page/46008877/NWARSEF2013 for more information.

Tree Planting Volunteer Day at Devil's Eyebrow

3/21/2015

Volunteers are needed to plant trees at Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants need to wear sturdy work boots and clothing that can get dirty and will protect from scratches. Volunteers will need to bring a sack lunch; drinking water, work equipment, and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Toby Von Rembow at 501.683.4084 or email toby@arkansasheritage.org

Prescribed Fire Workshop for Private Landowners -- Hope

3/21/2015

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is conducting a landowner workshop on the practice and use of prescribed fire from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Research Station, 362 Hwy. 174 N, Hope, AR 71801. If weather permits, there will be a live demonstration of a small prescribed burn. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register for this free workshop, visit www.hopeburnclass.eventbrite.com . For more information, contact Clint Johnson at 877-470-3650 or email Clint.Johnson@agfc.ar.gov .

Prescribed Fire Workshop for Private Landowners -- Morrilton

3/28/2015

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is conducting a landowner workshop on the practice and use of prescribed fire from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wylie Cox Clubhouse on Ed Gordon Point Remove WMA, 349 Lake Loop, Hattieville. If weather permits, there will be a live demonstration of a small prescribed burn. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register for this free workshop, visit http://www.morriltonburnclass.eventbrite.com/ . For more information, contact Clint Johnson at 877-470-3650 or email ClintJohnson@agfc.ar.gov

Prescribed Fire Workshop for Private Landowners -- Fort Smith

3/28/2015

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is conducting a landowner workshop on the practice and use of prescribed fire from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, 8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith. To register for this free workshop, visit http://www.fortsmithburnclass.eventbrite.com/ . For more information, contact Clint Johnson at 877-470-3650 or email ClintJohnson@agfc.ar.gov

AUFC Annual Conference

3/31/2015

The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC) is holding is 23rd Annual conference from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Benton Event Center, 17320 I-30 North, Benton. This year's theme is "Planning and Building Better Communities". Discounted registration is offered through March 20. For more information or to register, visit the conference website

Arkansas Science and Engineering Fair

4/3/2015

The Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair will be held at the University of Central Arkansas Farris Center on April 3 and 4, 2015. The fair is open to students in grades 9-12 who have placed in the top 4 in their respective categories at one of Arkansas’ regional science fairs. The recognition banquet for the State Science Fair attendees will in McCastlain Hall at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 3 . The awards ceremony will be held at Ida Waldran Auditorium, Old Main Hall, on Saturday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://uca.edu/cnsm/ar-science-fair/

Endangered Species Day Art Contest

4/4/2015

The 6th Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art Contest provides students with an opportunity to learn about endangered and threatened species, as well as species that are listed by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) as Species of Greatest Conservation Need. This contest is organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Arkansas Ecological Services Field Office, the AGFC, and the ANHC. Endangered Species Day is a celebration of our nation’s wildlife and wild places. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to learn about endangered species and the art contest is an integral part of celebrating Endangered Species Day, May 15, 2015. Art contest entries must be postmarked by Saturday, April 4, 2015. For more information visit http://www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/esdaycontest.html or email Melissa Lombardi at melissa_lombardi@fws.gov .

ONSC Bio Blitz

4/18/2015

The Ozark Natural Science Center (ONSC), located on Bear Hollow Natural Area near Huntsville, is hosting a dawn to dusk BioBlitz. Please email a.derubeis@onsc.us or call 479.202.8340 for more information.

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. 

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.

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.

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