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May, 2022

Tuesday
3
Tuesday
3
Lake Springdale Greenway Parking 36.214164700164474, -94.16031411805865
10:00 AM
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Bring your garden tools for this planting event. We will be placing small potted sedges, rushes, and flowering perennials.
Wednesday
4
St. Joseph's Center of Arkansas
8:00 AM
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SJCA ‘Whacky‘ Wednesdays (for weed-whacking, weed-picking, watering, grounds/garden spruce-ups)
Weather permitting

Record activity according to how you spend most of your time, sponsor St. Joseph‘s.

Wednesday
4
Ozark Folk Center State Park
9:00 AM
Friday
6
Little Rock Zoo
9:00 AM
Friday
6
Ozark Folk Center State Park
9:00 AM
Saturday
7
Rose Creek Park 4th & Schiller Little Rock
9:00 AM
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Come join Little Rock Sustainability Commissioners and Rose Creek Initiative members for a trash boom and trail cleanup. Help us remove trash and debris caught in the new trash boom we placed on Rose Creek to stop trash and debris from flowing into the Arkansas River.
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You’ll need to wear rubber boots or waders to keep dry. We’re also cleaning up the walking/bike rail which runs through Rose Creek Park and removing invasive species growing along the creek bank - so, bring your weed-wackers, loopers, gloves and bug spray for trail and creek bank cleanup.

Record your time as Litter Pick, sponsor LR City Parks.
Saturday
7
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Josh Byrne
Saturday
7
Whittington Park at the jug fountain
9:00 AM
Saturday
7
Camp Robinson Special Use Area is approximately 9 miles east of Mayflower, adjacent to Lake Conway o
9:00 AM
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Agenda

9:00 Camp Robinson Special Use Area (Multipurpose building)
* Arkansas Mammals - Kirsten Barlow AGFC
* Herps of Grassy Lake - Debbie Doss Herpetologist

1:00 Grassy lake
* Padding Grassy Lake
Saturday
7
Brush Creek Trailhead is approx 14.6 miles south of crossroads Hwy 201 down Hwy. 341 (aka Push Mtn R
9:00 AM
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Contact Gordon King. Ozark Highlands Trail, Brush Creek trailhead. Saturday, May 7, 2022, and Saturday, May 14. Meeting place: Brush Creek Trailhead in the Sylamore section of the Ozark Highlands Trail (OHT).

Food: The Eastern Chapter (EC) of the Ozark Highlands Trail Association (OHTA) will provide a picnic for all participants each Saturday following completion of the day's restoration work. The picnic will be held at Brush Creek Trailhead.

Important items for you to bring or wear:
• day pack so you can stash your personal supplies for the day
• water and snacks
• toilet paper (it is best to put it in a plastic ziplock along with a second ziplock you can use for carrying out the used TP)
• first aid supplies
• sunscreen
• bug spray
• cap or hat to protect your head from the sun
• hiking boots/shoes are recommended
• clothing you're not concerned about getting dirty
• gloves

OHTA will supply the tools we will use for each day's restoration work. Contacts: either Phil Brown at OHTA@ozarkhighlandstrail.com or Gordon King at gordonkking@gmail.com so we'll have an idea of how much food to bring and so we can notify you if either day's event has to be postponed due to weather. Please contact Phil or Gordon by May 1.
Saturday
7
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Join Gary Graves, from the Smithsonian Institution, for this lecture starting at 10:30 and ending at 11:15.
Read more about Gary Graves here: https://profiles.si.edu/display/nGravesg752005
There are American Smoketrees at the Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center. This is an indoor event to be held in the Fred Berry classroom. This event is open to the public.
Tuesday
10
Bull Shoals - White River State Park
9:00 AM
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We will be working with groups of third grade students from Yellville Summit School. We will lead an Unnatural Hike and lessons about observing the park environment.
Tuesday
10
Zoom
10:00 AM
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Chapter Board Meeting, Zoom
Tuesday
10
Lake Springdale Greenway Parking 36.21415387994251, -94.16036776228617
10:00 AM
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We will be placing small potted flowering perennials and grasses. Bring your tools!
Tuesday
10
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Josh Byrne
Wednesday
11
St. Joseph's Center of Arkansas
8:00 AM
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SJCA ‘Whacky‘ Wednesdays (for weed-whacking, weed-picking, watering, grounds/garden spruce-ups)
Weather permitting

Record activity according to how you spend most of your time, sponsor St. Joseph‘s.

Thursday
12
Zoom
Meeting ID 838 5809 7720
Passcode 618712
6:00 PM
Friday
13
Little Rock Zoo
9:00 AM
Friday
13
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Grab you clippers and your snippers for garden day at Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point! Volunteers will meet at Tyler Bend Visitors Center at 9:00 a.m. to spruce up the gardens. To carpool or caravan meet at Flippin Walmart to leave one hour before work begins. We will leave Tyler Bend by noon and those who wish can continue to Buffalo Point Ranger Station for a brief clean up there. What to bring: Work gloves, your favorite weeding tools, leaf rakes, tubs for weeds and debris.
Lunch: Bring a sack lunch and we'll picnic in the park. I'll bring the cookies!
Saturday
14
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Reed will be hosting a Fourche Creek trash-boom cleanout
Bring your own water craft (canoe, kayak, jon boat).
Bring your own drinking water and snacks, if needed.

Record your hours as litter pick up and the sponsor is Stream Team!
Bring your own litter grabbers and Stream Team mesh bags if you have them..
Large 45 gallon trash bags will be provided.

For you landlubbers, there will be plenty of litter to pick up along the shoreline, up on
top of the bank in the riparian if you don‘t want to get on the water. We can shuttle you
across to the north side to work that, too. Lots of blackberries, greenbrier, etc. Wear thick,
protective clothing and tall boots. When ticks and mosquitoes are out, you‘ll want to have repellent along.
Saturday
14
Janet Huckabee River Valley Nature Center
9:00 AM
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Receive training in Project Learning Tree’s award-winning
Early Childhood curriculum. Environmental Experiences for
Early Childhood targets educators of kids ages 3-6.
Each participant will receive an activity guide along with an
accompanying music CD containing over 130 hands-on,
interdisciplinary experiences for young learners. Activities
meet the National Association for the Education of Young
Children (NAEYC) criteria for curriculum and the Head Start
Child Outcomes Framework.
Join us for this fun, hands-on and interactive workshop to
learn how to implement these activities into your own
classrooms, afterschool programs, and camps.
Participants must stay for the full 3-hours to receive the
activity guide and professional development credit.Cost: FREE but you must pre-register
To register, email rbeadel@arkforests.org with your name, email address, and phone number

Qualifies for 3 hours CE, sponsor Arkansas Forestry
Saturday
14
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
9:00 AM
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Professional development workshop, training, or instructor certifications for educators, instructors, coaches and volunteers.

Cancellation Policies
You must cancel your registration before Friday, May 13, 2022, at 9:00am CDT.

Approved for 6 hours CE, sponsor AGFC
Saturday
14
Hot Springs Village - Coronado Community Center, Room 6
9:00 AM
Saturday
14
Fred Berry Education Conservation Center at Crooked Creek
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You should plan to arrive at the Fred Berry Education Building by 8:45 for organizational purposes. Final instructions and assignments will occur then. Bring appropriate tools for the team for which you signed up, as well as sun screen, bug repellent, something for lunch if you plan to stay past morning and an adequate amount of water.

Volunteers for Team leads will be gladly welcomed.
Saturday
14
Ozark Highlands Trail, Brush Creek trailhead, Hwy 341 (Push Mtn Rd) 13 miles south of Sheid Bridge.
9:00 AM
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Contact Gordon King. Ozark Highlands Trail, Brush Creek trailhead. Saturday, May 7, 2022, and Saturday, May 14. Meeting place: Brush Creek Trailhead in the Sylamore section of the Ozark Highlands Trail (OHT).

Food: The Eastern Chapter (EC) of the Ozark Highlands Trail Association (OHTA) will provide a picnic for all participants each Saturday following completion of the day's restoration work. The picnic will be held at Brush Creek Trailhead.
Important items for you to bring or wear:
• day pack so you can stash your personal supplies for the day
• water and snacks
• toilet paper (it is best to put it in a plastic ziplock along with a second ziplock you can use for carrying out the used TP)
• first aid supplies
• sunscreen
• bug spray
• cap or hat to protect your head from the sun
• hiking boots/shoes are recommended
• clothing you're not concerned about getting dirty
• gloves

OHTA will supply the tools we will use for each day's restoration work. Contacts: either Phil Brown at OHTA@ozarkhighlandstrail.com or Gordon King at gordonkking@gmail.com so we'll have an idea of how much food to bring and so we can notify you if either day's event has to be postponed due to weather. Please contact Phil or Gordon by May 1.
Saturday
14
Delta Rivers nature Center
10:00 AM
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The Plant Swap is held in the classroom in front of the nature center on the 2nd Saturday of the month through October. Bring up to 5 cuttings, seeds, or bulbs to trade with other plant lovers. Please be sure to label anything you bring to swap. A brief educational program will be given at some of the swaps. All ages are welcome to attend and participate.

This event is not approved for volunteer or education hours, unless you are a volunteer at the event.
Saturday
14
Lake Springdale Greenway Parking 36.21415387994251, -94.16036776228617
10:00 AM
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We will be placing small potted perennials and grasses. Bring your tools!
Wednesday
18
St. Joseph's Center of Arkansas
8:00 AM
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SJCA ‘Whacky‘ Wednesdays (for weed-whacking, weed-picking, watering, grounds/garden spruce-ups)
Weather permitting

Record activity according to how you spend most of your time, sponsor St. Joseph‘s.

Wednesday
18
Ozark Folk Center State Park
9:00 AM
Wednesday
18
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You are cordially invited to the Arkansas Master Naturalist Pavilion Grand Opening. The grand opening will be held at 10:00am on May 18, 2022, at the pavilion on the Arkansas River Trail. The specific location is next to the Hatfield-McCoy Bridge between the Isabella Jo and the Northshore Trail in North Little Rock. Mayor Terry Hartwick and Park Director Steve Shields will be the main speakers. The mayor has declared May 18 Arkansas Master Naturalist Day in North Little Rock.

?If you don’t want to hike or bike to the location, NLR Parks will be providing shuttle buses from the parking lot on Catfish Road in Burns Park (34.791631, -92.328400) to and from the pavilion.

?We look forward to seeing you there!
Thursday
19
Fred Berry Education Conservation Center at Crooked Creek
8:00 AM
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The workday will begin at 9:00 and go until 11:00. The weather may be unpredictable so dress accordingly. Bring water and snacks. In the event of bad weather volunteers will be notified of cancelation by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the event. Volunteers record their hours as: Natural Area Maintenance NCAMN and the sponsor is AGFC Fred Berry-NCAMN
Thursday
19
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Extreme weather patterns caused by climate change barrage farmers of all crops. The loss of the availability and diversity of food across the globe will cause job loss, price increases, more hunger, and, even, threats to societal structures and national security. Sixth-generation Arkansas farmer, Hallie Shoffner, will talk about the role agriculture must play in addressing climate change and how to open productive and actionable dialogues between farmers and consumers.

Bio
Hallie Shoffner is a sixth-generation farmer in the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta and a climate activist. She operates a 1,500-acre soybean, corn, rice, and wheat farm and works to create productive conversations between consumers and farmers who care about the dangers of climate change. She also advocates for and implements regenerative farming practices that improve environmental impacts and conserve and restore natural resources while increasing profits for producers.

2 hours CE, sponsor CAMN
Friday
20
Little Rock Zoo
9:00 AM
Saturday
21
Oak Park Baptist Church
9:00 AM
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We hope to offer an in-person class for Interpretation with Kelly Farrell, Chief of Interpretation & Program Services, Arkansas State Parks.

If we do meet in person, we will cap registration at 25. You MUST register to reserve a place in this class.

The morning session with Kelly Farrell will be classroom learning - what is "interpretation" and how can I do it?

The afternoon session with will a round robin that includes 4 examples of interpretation commonly done by CAMN members.

You'll need to pack a lunch for today, bring water, snacks and wear comfortable shoes because we will have you up and around.

6 hours NiT Training, Sponsor CAMN.
Saturday
21
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Agenda

9:00 Tree Identification - Don Culwell UCA Professor of Biology

1:00 NiT Graduation
Saturday
21
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Basics of Botany Series with Dr. Richard Abbott

In this webinar, Dr. Abbott will discuss the terminology needed to understand how plants reproduce.

ANPS will only be sending the Zoom links for these webinars to those who request them, so if you would like to sign up to be added to the ANSP Webinar Email List you will need to send an email to ANPS.Programs@gmail.com and request that you be added to the list.

Approved for 1 hour CE, sponsor ANPS
Wednesday
25
St. Joseph's Center of Arkansas
8:00 AM
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SJCA ‘Whacky‘ Wednesdays (for weed-whacking, weed-picking, watering, grounds/garden spruce-ups)
Weather permitting

Record activity according to how you spend most of your time, sponsor St. Joseph‘s.

Thursday
26
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Dan Scheiman, Bird Conservation Director for Audubon Delta, will join us this month. He and host Lynn Foster will be discussing the type of habitat you need to plant to attract birds to your yard. So often discussions like this focus on feeder food, but plants themselves are so much better for the environment! Find out about other Audubon projects as well, like the Bird-Friendly Yard program and the Fourche Creek cleanup.

The event will take place on the Zoom platform. Free registration is required.

Approved for 1 hour CE, sponsor Central Arkansas Libraries.
Friday
27
Little Rock Zoo
9:00 AM