LITTLE ROCK, Ark (KTHV) - The year is starting off jam-packed with many events at the four nature centers around Arkansas this month.
Central Arkansas education specialist Holly Sanders said spoke with THV11 Saturday morning about the following the events for the month of January, and you can find more events that are coming up at the AGFC website: http://on.kthv.com/1gS4TCt
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
602 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock
Wednesday 1/22/14 - 12 p.m. -1 p.m.
Wild Jobs! Lunch and Learn
This lunchtime speaker series provides opportunities to learn about the benefits and management of natural resources and public lands through professionals who work in the field. Speakers include biologists, wildlife officers, conservationists and other specialists whose "wild job" is to delve into subjects tied to Arkansas wildlife and habitat. Pack a lunch and experience nature downtown at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center.
January Topic: Black Bear Biologist
Where are the black bears of Arkansas? How are they tracked? Meet a biologist who gets up-close and personal with Arkansas black bears.
Sunday 1/19/14 - 2 p.m.
Silly Old Bear
Do all bears like to eat honey? Are owls really wise? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we take a look at cartoon friends found in the Hundred-Acre Wood. We'll compare Pooh, Rabbit, Piglet and Owl with some of their real life counterparts found in Arkansas.
Sunday 01/26/2014 - 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Arkansas Outdoor Club: Camping in Arkansas
Are you ready to try something new or hone your skills in an outdoor activity you already enjoy? Once a month the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center will host an introductory workshop focused on a variety of outdoor activities. No experience is necessary. Just add nature!
January Topic: Camping in Arkansas
Want to go on a camping trip with your friends or family, but aren't sure you really know how or where to begin? Join the club and learn a variety of outdoor skills, through firsthand experience, for a lifetime of camping fun. Discover how to set up camp and pitch a tent, develop fire starting skills, learn about outdoor cooking with great recipes, review outdoor safety tips, and how to plan your next camping adventure.
Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center
1400 Black Dog Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71611, 870-534-0011
1/18/14 - 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Bring the kids before they have to go back to school and let's have a little fun shooting bow and arrow. We provide all the equipment and instruction. Archery will be inside where it's warm, you can come anytime and shoot at your pace.
All ages are welcome to participate.
1/25/14 - 10 a.m.
Goose Hunting the Conservation Order
Learn how to goose hunt during the Conservation Order. How is it different than the regular season? Plus: tips on hunting geese in general.
Registration is required by calling 870-534-0011 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916, 479-452-3993
1/21/14 - 6 p.m.
Nature Nights: Paintings by Duana Hada (Fort Smith)
The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center in Fort Smith invites you to join us for Nature Nights and enjoy a wide variety of family friendly activities after hours at the nature center. We recommend bringing adequate clothing, snacks, a flashlight and maybe a blanket or lawn chair, depending on the activity.
Paintings by Duane Hada: Duane Hada, artist and angler known for his life like aquatic scenes, will have his paintings on display. He also will present a painting demonstration for all ages.
Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center
600 E. Lawson Road, Jonesboro, AR 72404
1/28/14 - 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Trapping Seminar: Tips and Techniques
Would you like to improve your trapping skills? Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of various trapping techniques for dry land sets and water sets. Whether you trap terrestrial or aquatic furbearers, come learn a few new tricks to bring more furs to the shed. As well as, how to make your own bait and lures!
Registration is required due to limited space. Call 870-933-6787 to register or email to email@example.com.