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NWAMN Certified Interpretive Guides

The CIGs that we now have in the chapter include:


Care Butler *   Carrie Byron *   Carey Chaney *

Willie Dodd *   Tom Edmiston   Mariellen Griffith *

Lynne Hehr *   Denise Klinger  Scott Miskiel *

Trish Redus *  Lori Rice       Ross Shiery *

Ruth Teague   Ralph Weber    Barb Wenger *



* - 2020 CIG Graduates

Program Title: Northwest Arkansas Has Clues That Tell of An Ancient Ocean – Use These Clues to Find

Out How!

Mission: To engage people in the science/mystery of finding fossils in NW Arkansas and to use those fossil clues to create evidence of the ocean that once covered this area.



Theme: Northwest Arkansas was teeming with ocean life; diving into it you discover the present is a key a mysterious past!


CIG presenter: Lynne Hehr

Photo credit: trailsofarkansas/blogspot.com

Northwest Arkansas has clues that tell of an ancient ocean

Program title: “Leave No Trace” in an Outdoor Space


Mission: For participants to use “Leave No Trace” best practices when out in nature.


Theme: As stewards of nature, doing our part using a “Leave No Trace” mentality can keep nature natural.




CIG Presenter: Willie Dodd

Photo credit: Canva

Leave no trace in an outdoor space

Program Title: Creating Healthy Habitat for Birds (and other wildlife)


With the sharp decline in bird populations, improving and increasing habitat is essential. This presentation discusses the relationship between native plants, insects and birds and how that will improve habitat for birds as well as other wildlife. Can be modified for various audiences and done with, or without, the PowerPoint portion.


CIG Presenter: Denise Klinger


Creating a Healthy Habitat for Birds


Program Title: Three Easy Projects That Will Bring Native Plants To Life in your garden.


Mission:  Master Gardeners provide educational information to its membership and to the public. They help develop community programs and projects related to horticultural education.


Theme:  A Garden Filled with Native Plants is beautiful and It’s Silently Saving the World.


CIG Presenter: Mariellen Griffith


Landscaping with Native Plants

Program TitleArkansas Indigenous People of the Mississippian Culture


Mission:  Osher Lifelong Learning Institute provides educational information to the public. 


Theme:  Develop appreciation for the early Arkansas Indigenous People and their culture, and  the struggle with the impact of the White Man.


CIG Presenter: Mariellen Griffith


Indigenous People

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