ROSEBUD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT SOUTH FORK NATURE CENTER Joyce Hartmann The weather was perfect the morning of May 9th, when the Rosebud High School Pre-Advanced Placement Biology Sophomores with instructor Margaret Moon arrived. Dr. Don Culwell met the school bus and led the group on a nature walk through the woods to the cabin,Continue Reading Rose Bud High School Visit
CULWELL LEADS MASTER NATURALISTS IN SATURDAY WORKSHOP Seventeen members of the Central Arkansas Foothills Chapter of Master Naturalists met on Saturday, April 19, for their last formal Saturday class before completing their study requirements begun back in January (they will have completed course requirements involving the environment and its plants and animals). Saturday’s class dealtContinue Reading April 2017 CAMN Workshop
Board Members, Janet Miron and Dr. Don Culwell along with docents, Marc Hirrel, Shirley Pratt, Roberta Katz-Messenger and Krissi Graham visited with teachers from Clinton’s high school and junior high school on April 19th, 2017. Docents brought a great assortment of desserts to share with the teachers as they explained South Fork Nature Center’s missionContinue Reading Docents Visit with Clinton Teachers
We have some exciting news to share! As part of the Sustainable Rivers and Forest Initiative with BHP Billiton announced last October, a new outdoor classroom pavilion is under construction at the South Fork Nature Center for the community to use. Builders broke ground this week and expect to complete the project by this fall.Continue Reading Announcement! Outdoor Pavilion Groundbreaking
Attention, educators! This essay contest offers a chance at some incredible educational enrichment at the Halberg Science Camp in June, for 11-12 year old students. Please pass the word along or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on getting involved. Thank you to the Little Red River Audubon Society for great educational programs like this! Click for largerContinue Reading Audubon Society Essay Contest
South Fork was chosen as one of the Top 10 Nature Centers in the state by “Best of Arkansas”? We think it’s one of the Natural State’s best kept secrets. If you haven’t visited in a while, spring is the perfect time to come and find out for yourself! Best of Arkansas: Nature Centers →
Bob Verboon On Saturday, March 25th, the Foothills Chapter of Arkansas Master Naturalists met in Clinton for training on Trail Construction and Maintenance. The day started early at the Van Buren County Library with a presentation by Roy Stovall, Trail Boss for North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists. Roy has hiked and studied trails in theContinue Reading Master Naturalist Trail Study
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations It was a cold, crisp morning (nearly freezing) a bit before nine when 19 docents and South Fork workers gathered for coffeeContinue Reading Spring Training at South Fork
CALLING ALL DOCENTS, and anyone interested in becoming a docent: Join us at Riddle Cabin, for a valuable informational meeting about our educational mission & ongoing projects at SFNC. Coffee & refreshments will be served starting at 8:30! Contact Don Culwell at 501-358-2095.
We’re planning a docent get-together for some time in late February. The exact time and place is yet to be announced. We want to spend about 4 hours refreshing our “skills” and reconnecting before the spring session of student visits.You won’t want to miss this meeting as it will be packed full of information andContinue Reading Docent Call!