How do they remember where they put them all?
January 11: This event will take place at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center (602 President Clinton Ave.). Event time: 2 p.m. Tag along with Mr. and Mrs. Squirrel as they scurry through their daily routine. These nervous nutcrackers are known to stash hundreds of acorns in secret hidey holes for later. How do they remember where they put them all? We’ll save that secret for the class. For more information, call 501-907-0636, ext. 104.
January 11 & 12: Petit Jean State Park plans to kick off its 2014 Special Events and Activities with this event. Join us as we spend two days devoted to our national symbol, the bald eagle. A variety of programs are planned, including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to look for wintering eagles and other birds. Contact the park at 501-727-5441.
January 4: Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. Dress in layers for extreme cold and windy weather. Advance payment is required. Admission: $12 adults, $6 children 6-12. For more information, call 501-868-5806.
December 7 and 14: Come meet Santa and enjoy treats, hot cocoa, arts & crafts, and join Santa as he presents gifts to the animals at the Little Rock Zoo! This event will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Admission: member child $16.95, member adult $21.95, non-member child $18.95, and non-member adult $25.95. For more information call 501-661-7218.
Photo by Jaanus Silla
December 7: Come prepared to discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life, in the middle of winter! Pinnacle Mountain State Park and its surrounding water bodies host thousands of animals that have migrated south for the winter. A park interpreter will guide the way as we search for critters all kinds that spend the winter around the lake, hopefully even a few bald eagles. Dress for extremely cold and windy lake weather. Advance payment is required. Admission: $12 adults, $6 children ages 6-12. For more information and to make your reservation call 501-868-5806.
Photo by Linda Tanner
November 16: A special event just for Cub Scouts. Each scout will earn a unique MASM patch, explore the Museum and special activity stations tailored to support a variety of merit badge requirements, and learn about other offerings for Cub Scouts. New to Cub Scout Day this year: Dinosaur exhibit, Mastodon Muck Citizen Science Project, and Tinkering Studio. RSVP by contacting the Educational Programs Coordinator at 501-767-3461 ext. 15 or via e-mail email@example.com.
November 10: The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock invites you to come by for a Wetland Walk-a-bout from 2 p.m. thru 3 p.m. every second Sunday, through November. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Arkansas River Trail and on the William E. “Bill” Clark Presidents Park Wetlands boardwalk. This half-mile guided stroll will offer opportunities to view native plants and wildlife. Discover the benefits or wetlands and explore nature downtown. For more information about this event, please contact Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center at 501-907-0636.
November 2: Join the Little Rock Zoo for a delicious breakfast buffet in Café Africa and a unique keeper chat all about maned wolves. The Zoo highlights several animals during our breakfast series and provides guests with a special up-close-and-personal look at some of our most interesting creatures! Maximum capacity is 40 guests per breakfast, unless noted. Seating is very limited and prior reservations are a must! Breakfast with Animals starts at 8 a.m. sharp! Please be on time. Admission: Member Adult $16.95, Member Child $12.95, Non-Member Adult $21.95, and Non-Member Child $16.95. Reservation require a Visa, Master Card, or Discover Card. Changes or cancellations are accepted through the Friday before the event by 2 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, contact 501-661-7218.
October 26: Celebrate the “spooky season” on Petit Jean Mountain! Family friendly, nature-related activities will be provided, and costumes are welcome. Contact the park for a schedule as the event draws near at 501-727-5441. Admission is free.
October 18-20: There will be daily boat departures at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Expert guides with 24 years of experience inform passengers about the bald eagles’ features and habitat and help you site the eagles on 75 minute cruises. There will be guest speakers aboard and informative handouts. Restroom and concessions will be on board. Admission: $22 for adults, $8.50 children. This event takes place in Eureka Springs on Beaver Lake aboard Belle of the Ozarks. For more information, call (479) 253-6200.