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Come Out for a Day of fun on GREEN FRIDAY

  • 25 Nov 2016
  • Visitor Center

Instead of stressing out about finding a good deal on the latest gadget this holiday season, let’s all take the time to be thankful for all that we have here in northwest Arkansas– clean water and air, and time with friends and family.  Green Friday is a chance to give a gift that is priceless! Get out and explore with friends and family and make priceless connections and priceless memories.  Join your friends and family at Hobbs State Park and enjoy the following together. Open the attached poster for printable information or read about all the happenings below.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free
Green Friday 2016 poster.pdf

Bird Forms and Functions     
Stop by from 8:30 a.m. – Noon

Rick Jones, avid birder, will be showing the differences between bird features and how each helps that species of bird fill its role in the environment.  You’ll be amazed at what small differences mean.

Get Buggy while Learning about Insects  
Stop by from 9:30  a.m. – 2 p.m.

Passionate entomologists, Ginger Candrilli will be sharing her love and knowledge of insects.  See her amazing collection and learn more about the fascinating lives of insects. 

Tree-mendous Tree Hike        
10 a.m.  |  1 hour  |  Ozark Plateau Trail

Join volunteer arborist, Niki Simpson, to learn more about the nature of trees!  This fun for the whole family hike will follow the half-mile paved Ozark Plateau Trail loop.

Fly Tying the Masterful Art of Fooling the Fish
Stop by from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sallyann Brown, fly-fisher extraordinaire will be on hand demonstrating the beautiful art of fly tying. Don’t miss a chance to learn from the master!

Environmental Affairs and Recycled Crafts
Stop by from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Teresa Sidwell, Benton County Environmental Affair Environmental Manager, will have information to help you and your families be better stewards of the environment.  Think globally, act locally. We can all have a ripple effect. Plus make a recycled craft while learning what you can do!

Make a Memory – Make a Memento           
Stop by from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join Cindy and Gale to hand-craft a little reminder of this fun day to take home!

Mother Nature Reads  
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Gather around Mother Nature for a very special story.

Bird Beak Buffet             
Stop by from Noon – 2 p.m.

Learn more about the variety of diets that birds have and the beaks that make it possible in this fun, hands-on game.  Master Naturalist, Nan Lawler will be helping you with your bird feast!

Make Recycled Instruments              
Stop by from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Give some old garbage a new life as we make musical instruments from household waste!  Participants can then use their instruments for Still on the Hill’s performance to make an Ozarkestra!

Still on the Hill – Still a River Concert     
3 p.m.   |   Visitor Center
The Ozark duo "Still On The Hill" will celebrate the rich history of the Buffalo River through a concert of original songs about the river's people and history.  The project was funded by family, friends, and fans of the river. One hundred free CDs will be given away at this performance.  The project would not have been possible without the administrative support of the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance, the Ozark Society Foundation, or the anonymous donor of a generous matching grant that allowed us to meet our goals.  Please join us for the momentous family-friendly concert! Let's celebrate what really matters!
Eagle Cruise                     
3 pm | 1.5 hours | Rocky Branch Marina

Tour the Van Winkle arm of Beaver Lake looking for eagles.  Tour departs from Rocky Branch Marina. Please dress for the weather. Cost: $10 Adults, $5 children (6-12) under 6 free. Lifejackets are provided and must be worn at all times. Registration and pre-payment required. Call 479-789-5000 for more information.
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