Arkansas Master Naturalists
Christie's Garden Print
Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists
Written by Roland Goicoechea, Volunteer Coordinator for Hobbs State Park   

A few months ago with the help of Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists volunteers, Hobbs State Park planted a beautiful rain garden at the Visitor’s Center.  It looks great!  Gardens however need upkeep.   I knew just the person to call.  New NWAMN graduate, Christie Wagoner.  Not only was she involved in the initial construction of the garden, but she also agreed to care for it.

We appreciate her passion and help.



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.











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