ANHC Teaching

Our goal for educational outreach is to make information about Arkansas’s biodiversity interesting and easy to understand for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. For educators, material and program content is correlated to the Arkansas Department of Education Frameworks.

We offer a variety of environmental education programming from our professional staff. From pre-K to college, we offer student programming at a variety of locations, including classrooms, libraries, hospitals, wildlife camps, and scout groups. Students are engaged in active learning with multi-sensory experiences using pictures, audio, mounted specimens, skulls, taxidermy, activities, and puppets.

For adults, we offer general programs for garden clubs, volunteer groups, and other service organizations or government agencies. Our professional staff is available on a limited basis for in-depth workshops and field trips for teachers, special interests groups, and other training such as Arkansas Master Naturalists Naturalist In Training (NIT) program.

A list of our current program offering and brief descriptions can be found under Outreach Programs on the Programs tab of the pull-down Education menu. You can request a program by contacting Leslie Patrick, Outreach specialist at .

We have many of our educational materials available on the website for viewing and downloading, including lesson plans, activity sheets, and written guides. These are organized by category (Animals, Habitats and Ecology, and Ecoregions/Natural Divisions of Arkansas) under the Resources tab of the pull-down Education menu.