Sunday Hands-on Children’s Workshops Schedule


Sunday only!  Children love learning about gardening and nature at our hands-on workshops. These are small-group sessions for 30 child participants (accompanied by 1 or more adults); each session will be repeated twice during the day. All sessions are free with admission to the show and located in the Farm & Ranch Building.

Many thanks to Audubon Arkansas and the Arkansas Environmental Education Association for providing these fun, educational acitivities for kids!


Sunday, March 4                                                                 

Farm & Ranch Building

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

12:00  Plants for Birds

12:30  Plants for Birds

1:00  Break

1:15  Name That Tree

1:45  Name That Tree

2:15  Break

2:30  Leaf Structure and Tree Age

3:00  Leaf Structure and Tree Age

Workshop Descriptions

Plants for Birds– Uta Meyer, Audubon Arkansas

Kids will learn how native plants benefit birds and other wildlife by matching some of their favorite Arkansas birds to a native plant food source. Everyone will make a native seed ball to take home to plant. Native seed balls are made by mixing clay, soil, and seeds.

Name That Tree– Uta Meyer, Audubon Arkanas

Kids will learn how to identify five of Arkansas’ native trees by their leaf shape. They’ll learn how these trees benefit birds, other wildlife, and people. Everyone will make a tree leaf pocket guide to take home.

Leaf Structure and Tree Age– Katie Gusewelle, Arkansas Environmental Education Association

Kids will do a leaf rubbing with several different types of leaves highlighting and labeling the main parts and they will experiment with different leaf and tree textures.  They will also have fun when they practice aging trees, with cross sections of tree trunks.

Our Presenters

Uta Meyer joined Audubon Arkansas in February 2013. Uta develops and implements environmental education programs and activities for K-12 students and the general public at the Little Rock Audubon Center. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Central Arkansas in 2011 and her M.A. from New York University in Environmental Conservation Education in January 2013.  

Katie Gusewelle is a graduate from Hendrix College in Conway, AR with a degree in environmental studies. She pursued education after teaching science for an after school program in Little Rock. She has been teaching science and environmental education within the Little Rock School District for 6 years, and above all enjoys showing students the wonderful things our Natural State provides, and how to best preserve it for the future.