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Some say kids and adults need to spend less time staring at their phones and more time socializing in person and enjoying the great outdoors. As a lover of technology, tech gadgets, people, and nature, I say we can have our cake and eat it too. Here are six ways to embrace technology for added …
Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day this Saturday, June 4 with Buffalo National River and the Ozarks Highlands Trail Association. Buffalo National River will launch a new “Adopt A Trail” program at 10 a.m. in the Tyler Bend Pavilion. Learn how you can adopt a park trail and help the park care for …
Artist Kate Baer says nature is always her greatest inspiration, however clichéd it might sound. Take one look at her artwork and it’s clear there is nothing trite about her creativity. She celebrates the elegant geometry of nature through handcrafted jewelry. “There’s nothing that compares to the balanced asymmetry and textural patterns found in nature,” …
Throughout July, many of the wonderful state parks in eastern Arkansas are offering day camps for kids. It’s a great way to get outside, have fun and learn a few things along the way. Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin offers a Children’s Day Camp for kids ages 8-12 on July 9-11. For those ages …
Arkansas has a ton of fun things for kids to do all year long; but, summer brings on extra activities and opportunities. Here are a few in the Ozarks and River Valley regions of The Natural State: Nerdies – In this age of the arts, computers, and gaming, nerds are cool. Nerdies Summer Sessions in …
The Trail Mix Concert Tour on Sunday, June 1 is a signature event of Artosphere, a nature and arts festival put on annually by the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. The tour combines music, hiking and biking for a one-of-a-kind, free outdoor experience. This year the event is offered in two locations: along the beautifully …
Artosphere is an Arts and Nature Festival with activities and interests for all ages.  It includes kids and family events, movement, visual arts and music performed throughout May and June in northwest Arkansas. The festival goal is to celebrate artists, influenced by nature, who inspire us to live more sustainable lives. That translates to awesome …
Arkansas State Parks throughout the North Central Ozarks and the Arkansas Delta will offer First Day Hikes for the entire family on Jan. 1. First Day Hikes are part of a national health and outdoor awareness movement. Take the entire family to join in with others across Arkansas and the nation who will enjoy the …
Want to impress your teachers, enrich your life, and have fun while learning? Visit a national wildlife refuge and see what refuges are doing to conserve your wildlife heritage. National wildlife refuges include many of America’s most treasured landscapes. Take your parents; take a camera. These precious places help protect wildlife, generate jobs, clean our …