Arkansas’ first environmental education state park

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Logoly State Park
Logoly State Park

Logoly State Park near Magnolia is Arkansas’ first environmental education state park. The park teaches about the importance of nature and sustainable living. “Children are our future,” said Heather Runyan, park interpreter at Logoly State Park. “As an environmental education park we work with a lot of students and kids involved with groups such as scouts and the Boys and Girls Club. By helping them understand the importance of our natural resources and the role they play in the world around us, children will be able to grow into responsible environmental leaders who will shape how we deal with challenges related to those resources and their protection. This is especially important for Arkansas as a state that relies heavily on our natural resources and resource-based tourism.”