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Hobbs Celebrates Conservationist Aldo Leopold with a Day of Events & Activities

24 Feb 2017 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Saturday March 4th, 2017 will be a day of fun-filled family activities as Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area celebrates the life and extraordinary career of Aldo Leopold, and how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement.  Leopold is the author of A Sand County Almanac The book has had an immensely popular impact, and has been described as "a major influence on American attitudes toward our natural environment".  

The day will begin with “Birds and Breakfast”, where the public observes University of Arkansas personnel capturing, and then releasing song birds.  Free juice, coffee, and donuts are available for all attendees.   Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.  Activities will include:

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Birds and Breakfast, Live Song Bird Research Demonstrations with free donuts, coffee, and juice.

10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  – Dutch Oven Demonstration:  Stop by to taste some wonderful treats cooked in Arkansas’s State Cooking Vessel – a Dutch oven.   

11 a.m. – Historic hike – Join interpreter Steve for a leisurely stroll through historic Van Winkle Hollow, an area that is on the National Register of Historic Places

1 p.m. – Nature’s Hidden Wonders Hike:  Join Asst. Superintendent Jay Schneider on the Ozark Plateau Trail for a discovery hike.

2 p.m. – Leave No Trace:  Join interpreter Steve and learn about the seven principles of Leave No Trace.  (Great for kids to learn how to make good decisions about the environment when hiking or camping)

3 p.m. – Music!  Join Lake Geneva, Wisconsin singer/songwriter Tim Johnson as he sings songs based on Aldo Leopold’s book, A Sand County Almanac.

Location:  Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area’s visitor center on U.S. Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection.    

When:  Saturday March 4th, 2017

Cost:  All activities – Free.  

For more information, call:  479-789-5000  

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