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2018 Friends of Hobbs Speaker Series/workshops

29 Jan 2018 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We have a number of workshops, speakers, activities and programs scheduled for 2018. Please find a list below.  For questions on any of our programs or activities please call:  479-789-5000

Unless otherwise noted, all Friends of Hobbs speakers begin at 2:00 pm. In the visitor center.

SPEAKER SERIES/WORKSHOPS

January

January 7 Sunday Mike Martin – Bald Eagles with new photos
January 21 Sunday Jim Warnock – Thru-Hike - Ozark Highlands Trail hike over Christmas break + shorter sections that are good day hikes.

February

February 4 – Sunday Steve Dunlap – The Osage Indians in Arkansas
February 18 – Sunday Susan Young - Moonshiners

March

March 10 – Saturday – Jamie Brandon  -  “Recent Research into Old Archeological Collections from Ozark Bluff Shelters”
March 18 – Sunday – Rick Jones – Cavity Nesters

April

April 1 - Sunday – Flip Putthoff – How to fish Beaver Lake
April 8 - John David McFarland – Arkansas Fossils

May

May 5 – Tamara Walkingstick – Wild Edibles workshop
May 6  – Jared Phillips More on back landers – Ozark Access Catalog and other publications written to help the back landers make sense of the Ozarks.

June

June 3 – Sunday – Denis Dean – Polar Bears vs. Climate Change    
June 23 – Joan Reynolds – Glades

July

July 1 – Sunday – Brooks Blevins "The Old Ozarks: Things You Didn't Know about Life before the Civil War."    
July 15, Sunday Lyshell Hiatt -  painting workshop         2-4 pm

August

August 5th, Sunday – Mike Martin – Beautiful Birds of Arkansas    
August 25, Saturday – Dr. Elizabeth Horton – How pre historic
peoples used plants in the Ozarks

September

September 9 – Sunday – Jon Stein – Beaver Nursery Pond
September 16 – Sunday – Rose Gergerich – Social Impact of Plant Disease

October

October 14 – Sunday – Abby Burnett – “I See Dead People”– Portraits Found on Tombstones

November

November 4 - Dr. Steven J. Beaupre - Venomous Snakes of Arkansas with studies

Programs with the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society


 Lunar Eclipse on Jan 31, 2018

o   Hobbs State Park visitor center
o   Jan 20, 2018
o   5 pm Lecture
o   6 pm Night Sky Viewing
o   Cost:  Free

Vernal Equinox on Mar 20th

o   Hobbs State Park visitor center
o   March 17, 2018
o   7 pm Lecture
o   8 pm Night Sky Viewing
o   Cost:  Free

Jupiter (At opposition and visible all night)

o   Hobbs State Park visitor center
o   May 12, 2018
o   7:30 pm Lecture
o   8:30 pm Night Sky Viewing
o   Cost:  Free

Messier Objects

o   Hobbs State Park visitor center
o   July 7, 2018
o   8 pm Lecture
o   9 pm Night Sky Viewing
o   Cost:  Free

Neptune

o   Hobbs State Park visitor center
o   September 8, 2018
o   7 pm Lecture
o   8 pm Night Sky Viewing
o   Cost:  Free

 How to Purchase a Telescope

o   November 10, 2018
o   5 pm Lecture
o   6 pm Night Sky Viewing
o   Cost:  Free

Programs with the Photographic Society of NW Arkansas

Note:  These programs are designed for the “average bear”.  You do NOT have to be a professional to participate in these programs.

How to Photograph Eagles

  • January 13, 2018:  This is a regular day for an eagle cruise.  Special lecture begins 1 hour before regular cruise time.  PSNWA is checking for lecture at Bland Chapel.
  • Open to public:  Denis Dean interpreter
  • Limit to 12:        tripods
  • Time: 2 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Front desk has a note on the people limit on this cruise

Nature Photography for Beginners

  • March 17, 2018
  • For the public
  • Time: 4 pm – 5 pm:  visitor center

Photographing night sky objects with SCAS

  • May 12
  • Time:  7:30 pm – 10:30 pm: visitor center

Wildflower Shoot

  • Promote for beginners
  • June 16, 2018
  • Time:  5 pm – 7:30 pm:  visitor center

Dragonflies

  • Bob Thomas
  • July 14, 2018
  • Lecture and photoshoot
  • Time:  6 pm – 8:30 pm:  visitor center

Photography by moonlight

  • August 25, 2018
  • Time:  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm:  visitor center

Beginning Nature Photography – Repeat if went well in March

  • September 22 - Saturday
  • Time:  4 pm – 7:30 pm:  visitor center

Photo Walk Fall Colors

  • November 3, 2018 - 7:30 am – Steve talk PVW
  • Van Winkle Hollow trailhead

 HOBBS PROGRAMMING

  • Mother Nature Reads
    Every 2nd Saturday of each month:  10:30 am:  visitor center
  • Fall Festival:  Sunday October 7, 2018
    1 pm – 4 pm Van winkle Hollow and the visitor center
  • Living Forest: Saturday October 27, 2018
    1 pm – 5 pm visitor center
  • Eagle watch cruises on Beaver Reservoir from November through February
  • Sunset, Dinner, and Valentine’s cruises on Beaver Reservoir

For questions on any of our programs or activities please call:                   479-789-5000


 


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