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Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2023: “We ♡ Trees” (Self-Guided Programs)

Not sure you are able to participate in a scheduled program? Need something more flexible and self-paced? Come to the visitor venter Friday, September 8th – Sunday, September 10th between the hours of 8 a.m. -5 p.m. to check out one or more of our five self-guided programs about trees! All materials needed for each program will be provided. Only one program can be checked out at a time. This is a free family-friendly event that requires no registration.  #GSLSP2023 Programs available: ·       DiversiTREE – The trees you find at Village Creek State Park are as diverse

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Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2023: Kayaking 101

Join a park interpreter for an introduction to kayaking at beautiful Lake Sylvia. This 2-hour kayak program is a fun and safe way to dip your toes into the world of water adventure and is a great learning opportunity for any age and skill level! Wear shoes that can get wet and be sure to bring snacks! Registration is required by September 4th, contact and pay at the visitor center at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, or call (501) 868-5806. We cannot take payment the day of, or on site at Lake Sylvia. #GSLSP2023

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Wildlife Walk and Watch

Join a park interpreter at the Wildlife Observation Blind trailhead to take a quick ½-mile walk to the wildlife observation blind. Along the way we will listen and look for any signs of wildlife. Once at the observation blind we will talk about what we saw along the way and watch for whatever may walk by! This trail is unpaved, so wear good walking shoes and bring water. 

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Documentation Day

Join park staff for a morning of discovery and documentation. This centennial day of service will include documenting different species found throughout the park to continue collecting data to display on the state’s natural resource database. Meet Park Interpreter Chloe to grab the needed materials for this effort at the nature cabin at 8 a.m. She will give you an area of assignment. We ask that you bring back documentation so that it can be entered by staff at a later date. This event takes place from 8 a.m.-noon. Please reach out to Park Interpreter Carrie at or Chloe

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Campfire Coffee

Coffee remains just as important to many of our morning rituals today as it was to our early-Arkansan settlers. Join the park interpreter for your morning pick-me-up over a campfire as we explore this traditions history, then hang around to fellowship as the pioneers would before a long-day’s wagon ride.

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National Public Lands Day Beautification

Roll up your sleeves and make a difference here on National Public Lands Day! Celebrating 30 years of care and community for our public lands, National Public Lands Day fosters a strong connection between people and the environment to help educate and cultivate environmental stewards. It ensures resilient natural spaces for generations to come, encouraging volunteering and environmental engagement. We will be helping park staff with landscaping projects, split rail fence building, and installing new bulletin boards. Meet at the Bandstand Pavilion.

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Infantry Drill

Answer the call to arms! Many men and boys did this in the 1860s. Follow in their footsteps and learn infantry maneuvers using wooden rifles. Meet at the Morrow House.

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Exploration Station: Camouflage

What is camouflage and what is it for? Animals use it to survive in the wild by blending into their surroundings. Visit the park interpreter’s Exploration Station at the visitor center to learn about the benefits of camouflage in the wild.

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