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Pictorial Companion to Getting Ahead of Arkansas Snakes

What kind of snakes are found in Arkansas? Stan Trauth, herpetologist and professor of zoology and environmental studies at Arkansas State University, will introduce you to the wide variety of snakes that are native to the Natural State and how you can recognize them by identifying their heads.

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About Professor Trauth

Stan Trauth joined the faculty of Arkansas State University in 1984 and served as Associate Editor, Managing Editor, and then Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science from 1993 through 2008.

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Pumped about Pollinators!

Join an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission educator as we celebrate National Pollinator Week. We will talk about backyard pollinators, night-time pollinators as well as some pollinators that often go unnoticed.

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About Lauren Marshall

Lauren Marshall, Education Program Specialist at Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center. Lauren has been an educator at Witt Stephens for 8 years now and is passionate about connecting the people of Central AR with the natural resources around them.

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Animal Tracks and Signs

Nature is all around you. It doesn’t matter if you are driving down the road or walking through the woods, you have the chance to come in contact with nature. Morgan Bradley, an Education Program Specialist with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will take a look at some common animal signs including scat, tracks, and identification and discuss how you can make the most of your outdoor experience.

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About Morgan Bradley

Morgan Bradley is an Education Program Specialist with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission out of the Witt Stephens Jr.

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Crayfish Diversity in Arkansas

Arkansas has a remarkably diverse crayfish fauna, with approximately sixty species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. In this presentation, I will provide an introduction to crayfish natural history, ecology, and identification, as well as techniques that biologists use to study crayfish. I will then profile a selection of unique Arkansas crayfish species with a variety of photographs and information about each.

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About Dr. Dustin Lynch

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Dream Journaling: Animal Symbolism

From household pets to our local zoos and parks, animals are an ever-present aspect of our waking world. Have you ever wondered why a particular animal has appeared in your dreams, and what it might signify? Animal symbolism has long been a tool of the written word and can be a fun and interesting method of gleaning insight from our dreams. Get some tips and tricks on how to dream journal and explore the meaning of several animals commonly encountered in dreams.

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