Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature CenterTeacher's Resources

Scheduling a Field Trip

Click here, then click on the JHARVNC link to go to May Days 2018 flyer for information about the Special Field Trips offered May 2-May 18, 2018.

Conservation education comes easy at Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center. Programs in these six themes or “tracks” are offered to teachers and students.

  • Water Conservation
  • Geology/Natural History
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Habitats/Adaptations
  • Outdoors Skills

Teacher Program Guide

For detailed information about the programs in each track, click on the teacher program guide.

School Group Reservation Form

To schedule a field trip, you need to send in the school group reservation request form. Please save the blank reservation form to your computer, fill it out, then send via email to Kendra.Ingle@agfc.ar.gov.

Alternative Teacher Activities

Teachers, are you looking for something to do on your own at the Nature Center? Take a look below or ask the Education Staff for more suggestions. Click here to go to the PDFs below.

  • Backyard Bass
  • Habitat Bingo
  • Indoor Scavenger Hunt
  • Infant Insects
  • Photo Safari

Take a Hike! –We have six different trails, each having a unique theme or focus. Our two most popular right now are the Field and Forest Trail and the Oak Savannah Trail. Click on the links for scripts that include detailed educational information for each of these two trails, to enhance your visit to our site. We recommend 45 minutes for each hike.

Signs of Wildlife Scavenger Hunt Print and make copies of our scavenger hunt list, and bring them out to the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center with you on your visit. Be sure to give your students plenty of time to search the trails on a hike, or nature center grounds for a variety of signs of wildlife. We recommend an hour for the scavenger hunt. This scavenger hunt is suitable for most grade levels.

Exhibit Scavenger Hunt Print and make copies of our exhibit scavenger hunt, and bring them out to the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center with you on your visit. Students can use this list as a guide through the exhibit hall, which should take about an hour. The education staff has created two scavenger hunts. One is a simple search and find the animal hunt for younger students, and the other is a more detailed hunt for older students to look for information about the Arkansas River Valley.

Planning Your Visit

Professional Development

Teachers and educators, click here for a list of professional development classes or workshops currently scheduled around the state.

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