See documentary About Conservationist Aldo Leopold This Weekend

Jill M. Rohrbach
It’s a big weekend at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers.

Check out this schedule of events for tomorrow (March 5):

The day kicks off with coffee and muffins from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Family Fun Programs begin at 9 a.m. and run until 4:30 p.m. with a mid-day break. Activities topics are “Reading the Woods,” “Outdoor Journaling,” “Mother Nature Reads,” “Boards That Tell a Story,” “Backcountry Travel Preparedness,” and other special presentations. You can also view Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, play games, and do projects for kids of all ages.

Essay readings will run from 9:15 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., and from 2:20 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. Thirty educators, environmentalists, land managers, and some well-known northwest Arkansas neighbors will read from Aldo Leopold’s famed book, “A Sand County Almanac.”

The only screening in the Ozark area of the documentary “Green Fire” will be from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. The documentary will be repeated Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m., but none of the other activities will take place on Sunday. “Green Fire,” is the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. The documentary shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world. Leopold’s ideas remain relevant today, continuing to inspire projects nationwide that connect people and land.

As if that weren’t enough, door prizes will be handed out at 4:30 p.m.

The park is located on Ark. 12, just east of the Ark. 12 and War Eagle Road intersection. Find out more about the documentary at You can reach the park at 479-789-5000.

Thanks to the Friends of Hobbs and Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area, for making these activities possible.

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