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Friends of Hobbs State Park Offer a Special Musical Addition to Earth Day Activities

24 Feb 2020 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

It’s a “Heads up,” “Mark your Calendar” occasion for kids.  Saturday, April 18, 2020 will be an entire day of Earth-related activities for all members of the family, but especially for the kids.  What’s your pleasure?

  • Find aquatic macro invertebrates at Van Winkle Hollow?
  • Go on a bird hike with expert Mr. Jay?
  • Learn about Ozark chinquapin trees from Mr. Al?
  • Learn about reptiles and amphibians – live critters?
  • Birds N Breakfast – See wild birds up close caught by the University of Arkansas?  Free muffins, milk, juice, and coffee for all.
  • Eat a bug challenge?
  • Recycled crafts?

The list goes on and on all day, but the Friends of Hobbs board is bringing something very special.  Jan and George Syrigos make up the musical duo Wild Heart.  Their songs are delightful and entertaining with catchy tunes jam-packed with educational information for children!  Your budding nature buffs will love it.  Kids who like to sing and dance, and even mom and dad will have fun and find themselves singing along.

According to the Missouri Arts Council, “Emmy® Award winning recording artists and conservationists Jan and George Syrigos capture audiences with a musical adventure exploring wildlife, habitats and natural history. ‘Ribbit and Roll’ to their original upbeat tunes energized with motion, media and the conservation message.  Combining 16 years of conservation experience and training with their Parents Choice-recommended music, Wild Heart truly brings the heart of the wild to the heart of the child!  Jan and George are deeply committed to sharing their combined passions for nature and music in creative and engaging ways, offering school programs, teacher workshops, and concerts for adults and children.  Wild Heart’s songs are strongly tied to grade level expectations.”  Mom and Dad - Don’t miss this free one!

Where:  Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east of the

Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road intersection.

When:  Saturday April 18, 2020    Earth Day activities – Wild Heart will perform from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cost:  Free – Families strongly encouraged to attend.

For more information, call:  479-789-5000

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