Mark Your Calendars!

May 10, 2018 (Saturday) 10:00 – 12:00 – “The Woods in March”
Meet a little early at Riddle Cabin for refreshments – we’ll have the big porcelain coffee pot on and peach cobbler in the Dutch oven.
For this Saturday trail walk, we’ll check out the ferns and mosses on the forest floor, taking note of the winter buds on shrubs and trees along the trail. Winter identification of trees and shrubs involves a look at bark patterns, twig growth, and bud structure. What can the March woods teach us?

Bring a lunch & stay afterwards for a look at the new outdoor classroom pavilion.

Contact: Dr. Don Culwell, Programs Director (501-358-2095)

TBA April 2018 – “Women of South Fork” Luncheon
TBA Spring 2018 – Pollinator Event

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2017 South Fork Nature Center Schedule

May 13, 2017 (Saturday) 10:00 – 12:00 – “A Walk in the Woods- a photography event” hosted by docent Dr. Don Culwell. Bring any camera or cell phone and join Don to photograph life along South Fork’s Trails. Submit your best pictures of nature as you see it for our photo contest. Winning photos will be posted on our website and displayed in Clinton at a site to be announced. All ages are encouraged to participate. You don’t have to be a pro – Just come and experience spring at South Fork Nature Center. We’ll meet at the SFNC’s Riddle Cabin and hike the trails together.

June 17, 2017 (Saturday) 10:00 – 12:00 – “Pollinator Event” – Help South Fork Nature Center kick-off National Pollinator Week with a family friendly morning spent investigating “Pollinators in our World”. We promise you a fun, educational experience geared for all ages with our experts. A “Pollinator Walk”, hosted by one of our highly-trained docents, is sure to be a highlight of the morning. Look for more details to come soon.

July 11, 2017 (Tuesday) “Conservation Through Technology Workshop” 8:30-12:30. Hosted by Marc and Suzanne Hirrel, this workshop is designed to help classroom teachers and non-formal science educators meet the new Arkansas Science Standards for middle and high school students. The workshop and curricula focuses on water resource conservation. Hands-on training using digital microscopy, eTrex GPS and Vernier LabQuest equipment will be offered. Space and equipment is limited so reservations will be required. There is a cost for this event and Educators can earn 6 hours of ADE Professional Development Hours. For more details contact LEP-Arkansas LLC, at or call 501-224-9419 and ask for Suzanne or Marc Hirrel.
*Participants will receive a copy of Aldo Leopold’s classic “A Sand County Almanac plus a resource CD

September 9, 2017 (Saturday) Annual Greers Ferry Lake Cleanup

– Join our Nature Center volunteer team in the shoreline cleanup at the South Fork, and help keep our lake beautiful!
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South Fork Nature Center is open year-round. When the gates are closed, you can enter by foot through the rock entrance. Parking is available across the road.

Please call the Gates Rogers Foundation office at 501-745-6444 or program director Dr. Don Culwell at 501-358-2095 to register for tours or group/educator programs!

South Fork Nature Center Walk with a Docent