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.
Established in 1987, Arkansas Outdoor School (AOS) is one of the longest running outdoor field trip destinations in the state. We are located 10 miles west of Little Rock at the C.A. Vines Center. AOS has been Voted Best Choice Field Trip by Kid’s Directory readers multiple times. Give your students a fun and educational experience with their classmates that will be the highlight of their school year!
C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center
1 Four-H Way
Little Rock, AR 72223
Contact: Eric De Vries | email@example.com
Apple Seeds’ mission is to inspire healthy living through garden-based education. The organization develops programs that educate and excite children about healthy food. Our programs—whether they’re run on the Teaching Farm, at the schools or virtual—are always hands-on, fun, academically rich, and inspire our young students to make healthy food choices.
2648 North Old Wire Road
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Contact: Ryan Patterson | firstname.lastname@example.org
AACD partners with state and federal agencies to provide conservation programs to landowners, farmers and producers. Two educational activities are: 1) Monroe Samuel Natural Resources Clinic – an annual event focused on land judging and forestry 2) Arkansas Envirothon – annual contest for high school students which focus on water, soils, forestry, wildlife and aquatics. http://www.aracd.org/envirothon/
4004 McCain Blvd., Ste. 201-B
North Little Rock, AR 72116
Contact: Debra Moreland | email@example.com
The DESE Learning Services Science Unit provides professional development/learning for the state and supports regional science specialists at Cooperatives across the state.
4 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Contact: Saundra Lamberson | firstname.lastname@example.org
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
600 East Lawson Road
Jonesboro, AR 72402
Contact: Shaun Merrell | email@example.com
We are one of four Conservation Education Centers operated by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. We serve as an extension to area classrooms as well as helping visitors make emotional, physical, and intellectual connections to the outdoors.
851 Conservation Lane
P.O. Box 489, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Ken Forman | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
1400 Black Dog Rd
Pine Bluff, AR 72065
Contact: Jason Hooks | email@example.com
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.
8000 Wells Lake Road
Fort Smith, AR 72916
Contact: Kelly Mulvihill | firstname.lastname@example.org
Programing will vary seasonally and it is best to check our website and Facebook pages for current offerings.
3400 N 40th Street
Springdale, Arkansas 72762
Contact: Steve Dunlap | email@example.com
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.
4642 AR 43 HWY
Ponca, AR 72670
Contact: Lauren Cannon | firstname.lastname@example.org