Arkansas Master Naturalists
NWAMN AND SECCHI DAY: Six Years of Water Education Print
Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists
Written by Ralph Weber   

For the sixth year in a row (ever since the chapter was formed), NWAMN has played an integral part in making Secchi Day on Beaver Lake a success. The event, which celebrates the importance of Beaver Lake to Northwest Arkansas, is held each year on the third Saturday of August at Prairie Creek Park on the shores of the lake. As in the past, NWAMN members staffed several educational activities geared toward families and younger visitors, in order to teach some basic water science: A Drop in the Bucket, The Incredible Journey (both staples of the Project WET curriculum), The Water Trivia Wheel, and The Watershed Model. This year approximately 700 visitors passed through the educational exhibits, which kept all NWAMN volunteers (in yellow t-shirts in the pictures) busy at their activities.










CAMN Installs Interpretive Plaques at Pinnacle Mountain Print
Central Arkansas Master Naturalists
Written by Bill Toland   



Interpretative plaques are being installed on the West Summit Trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Metal post, plaques, cement, water, and tools needed to be carried up the steep trails to get some of these plaques in place. Did I mention 92 humid degrees ? Erin Schoen, Dave Schroeder, Bert Turner, and Bill Toland got the process started with the first two of four being installed.

The final two ( at the top!) will be installed next. Trail markers will also be repaired and blazes freshened up. Thousands of people hike up this trail annually to see the 360 degree panoramic view of central Arkansas. The interpretative information supplied should make the hike more worthwhile and gives you an excuse to stop and catch your breath while you are reading it. This project was initiated by Maryanne Stansbury , former Interpreter at PMSP



Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 09:58

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