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 mission and resources. Teachers were invited to bring their classes out to the Nature Center for a hands-on, field based experience in a local natural environment. One docent, Marc Hirrel demonstrated “Conservation through Technology” equipment that will be available for teacher training during SFNC’s upcoming LEP Arkansas Educator Workshop on July 11th at SFNC. He demonstrated digital microscopy, eTrex GPS, and Vernier LabQuest equipment.
The lunch time spent with these 22+ teachers was very rewarding for the docents involved. We think the teachers left with a greater knowledge of the resources available to them at South Fork Nature Center along with contact names and numbers of board members and docents to help schedule their classes’ field trips.