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New Educational Offerings Celebrate Beatrix Potter

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This summer (July 28) marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of famed children’s author Beatrix Potter. Not only are we celebrating her sesquicentennial birthday, but in September, a newl ... Read More

Studies Show That Time Outdoors is Good For Your Health

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

Scientific researchers have suspected for years that nature works primarily by lowering stress. Compared with people who have city building window views, those who can see trees and grass have  ... Read More

Educators: Tools for the School Year

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, August 28, 2015

Attention Teachers and Students! If projects in the new school year have you looking for more information about Arkansas ecology, natural history, plants, or animals, materials from the ANHC websi ... Read More

Fireflies: Magical Insects

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 05, 2015

I have fond memories as a child watching intermittent flashes of brightness in the darkening summer sky. My excitement and anticipation building throughout the hot, miserable daylight hours, until ... Read More

Beatrix Potter: Mycologist, Artist, and Author

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Helen Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) is well-known for her children's books (with characters such as Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck), but few know that the acclaimed children's book author was al ... Read More

Water Quality Sampling at Big Creek

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) recently hosted a field trip to Big Creek Natural Area for visitors and commission ... Read More

Ozark Natural Science Center Completes Inaugural BioBlitz

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Ozark Natural Science Center (ONSC) (http://onsc.us/index.php), located on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s (ANHC) Bear Hollow Natural Area (/natural-areas/bear-hollow-natural-area), ... Read More

Act Like a Beetle

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, December 22, 2014

Recently, our education staff worked with third and fourth grade students in the SEEK (Science Enrichment Education for Kids) (http://www.uaex.edu/4h-youth/activities-programs/seek.aspx) program  ... Read More

Endangered Species Day Art Contest

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, February 28, 2014

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) is partnering again this year to support the 5th Annual Arkansas Endangered Species Day Art contest, which encourages children to learn about endang ... Read More


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