Science and Nature

Science and Nature

Birds of Prey

Instructor: Trenton Powell 

Come learn about bald eagles, hawks, vultures, and owls that live in Arkansas. This exciting program will discuss what makes them different, what they like to eat, and how they hunt. Trenton Powell with the Delta Rivers Nature Center will bring some of the center’s star attractions, so we get a chance to see them up close! 

Trenton was born and raised in New Orleans but moved to Arkansas where he studied biology at Lyon College. He first began working with birds of prey as a Zoo Educator at the Little Rock Zoo. Now Trenton is an Education Program Specialist with Arkansas Game & Fish at the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff. 
 
Day of the Week: Tuesday 
Date: April 23 
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Cost: FREE (Registration is required) 

Land Conservation Incentives

Instructor: Tyler Savage  

Did you know that Arkansas rewards landowners for conserving wildlife habitats on their property? These incentive programs help keep the Natural State natural! Landowners can be rewarded for conserving habitats such as wetlands, meadows, forests, glades, and streams. Learn more at this informative program led by biologist Tyler Savage. 

Tyler is the Private Lands Biologist for Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He has a passion for the outdoors and works with private landowners to improve the wildlife habitats on their properties through planning and incentive programs.  

Day of the week: Tuesday 
Date: March 26 
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Cost: FREE (Registration is required) 

Nature's Numbers

Instructor: Ken Forman 

The growth of a tree, the petals of a flower, the Mona Lisa, the form of storms, and the shape of our galaxy are all connected. Join us for an interesting, hands-on exploration of what connects these and other natural phenomena. Once you understand the underlying connections, many of the things we observe in our world will take on a new meaning. 

Ken has had many careers, but they all led to his current position as an Educator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. At the Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center in Yellville, he shares information about Conservation and the Natural State with young and old. He engages audiences with his passion and knowledge of bats, snakes, fishing, origami, hiking, kayaking, and more. 

Day of the Week: Tuesday 
Date: March 5 
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Cost: FREE (Registration is required) 

Snakes of Arkansas

Instructor: Matt Gideon 
 
Back by popular demand, this fun and informative class will help you better understand these amazing creatures. Snakes play a vital role in the ecosystem. They are as much predators as they are prey. They are indicators that you are in a healthy ecosystem. Join us as we learn about the native snakes of Arkansas and the value that they bring. 

Matt is an educator with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He works at the Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center in Yellville, Arkansas. He will be bringing snakes to this special wildlife program – come meet the snakes!  

Day of week: Tuesday 
Date: April 9 
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Cost: FREE (Registration is required)
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