Arkansas EE Directory

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Arkansas Environmental Education Resource Directory

AEEA has compiled a list of environmental learning programs and events in Arkansas. Included are a variety of education options for students, professional development for adults, and community events. This list is a work in progress. Please submit your information via this Google Form if you would like to be included.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, FLW Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center

The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature center is one of 5 nature centers scattered throughout Arkansas. The 17,033-square-foot, three-story facility opened August 25, 2004 as the second nature center built by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. It features a three-story education, exhibit and meeting facility on 160 acres. The center adjoins the southern boundary of Craighead Forest Park and includes a 5.5-acre prairie, 2.5-acre pond and approximately 100 acres of woodlands

Project Website:

600 East Lawson Road
Jonesboro, AR 72402
(870) 933-6787
Contact: Shaun Merrell |

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center

The Nature Center is an outlet the Education Division uses for hands-on experience and education. Each center focuses on the natural elements and ecosystems found in its region of the state. Nature Centers are part classroom, part museum and part playground, the centers help people of all ages better understand their natural surroundings.

Project Website:


1400 Black Dog Rd
Pine Bluff, AR 72065
(870) 534-0011
Contact: Jason Hooks |

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center

The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center is surrounded by 170 acres of oak and hickory trees which are home to a series of trails and 12-acre Wells Lake. The lake is a popular fishing destination, and is heavily utilized for public and school educational and recreational programs. Inside exhibits focus on the Ozark and Ouachita mountains with the Arkansas River between, and includes live reptiles and fish in the displays.

Project Website:

8000 Wells Lake Road
Fort Smith, AR 72916
(479) 452-3993
Contact: Kelly Mulvihill |

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Ponca Elk Education Center

Ponka Elk Education Center

Today, an elk herd of about 600 animals makes its home along the Buffalo National River. To learn more about this animals’ recovery, biology and history, check out the Elk Education Center in Ponca. You and your students will find exhibits and meeting space to assist you as you delve into the world of Arkansas elk as well as the other flora and fauna of the Ozark Mountains. Stop by for the latest sightings and area information, or just to relax and enjoy the exhibits and activities for all ages.

Project Website:

4642 AR 43 HWY
Ponca, AR 72670
(870) 861-2432
Contact: Lauren Cannon |

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center

The center focuses on the wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities that our state’s fish and wildlife resources provide. Exhibits highlight the role of fish and wildlife management and many of the projects conducted throughout the history of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The location along the Arkansas River allows many watchable wildlife activities within an urban area. 

Project Website:

602 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 907-0636
Contact: Terry Jones |

Arkansas Native Plant Society

The AR Native Plant Society promotes 1) the preservation, conservation, study, and enjoyment of the native plants of Arkansas, 2) the education of the public regarding the value of native plants and their habitats, and 3) the publication of related information.

Project Website:

(479) 878-2451
Contact: Eric Fuselier |

Arkansas Natural Sky Association

AR Affiliate of the International Dark-Sky Association and environmental organization focused on the nocturnal environment. Activities include online courses and collaborating with others in public star parties.

Project Website:

822 Beechwood Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 681-5403
Contact: Bruce McMath |

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