UACES Facebook Environmental and agricultural sustainability field trip scheduled for Sept. 26

Environmental and agricultural sustainability field trip scheduled for Sept. 26

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Sept. 18, 2017

Fast Facts:

  • Field trip aimed at high school juniors and seniors
  • Tours will take a look at multiple aspects of crops, soil, water and more 

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas high school students will have an opportunity to learn about invasive plants, erosion control, water quality monitoring and more during an upcoming field trip to the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus.

The university’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences will conduct the Environmental and Agricultural Sustainability Field Trip on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The event is intended for high school juniors and seniors, and will take place at the department’s Agricultural Park, beginning at the Agri Park Pavilion, located at 1167 W. Knapp St. in Fayetteville.

Attendees will have the option of taking two tours, each of which will offer visits to six areas of research.

Holly Yeatman, recruiting coordinator for the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, said the annual program has proven a favorite with area teachers in years past.

“The CSES Environmental and Agricultural Sustainability Field Trip is popular with teachers because their students get first-hand experience related to the concepts they are studying in their science classes,” Yeatman said. 

Yeatman said students are advised to bring water bottles and sturdy shoes appropriate for traversing agricultural fields. Students are also welcome to bring their own lunch. 

Teachers interested in bringing classes to the field trip can contact Yeatman at 479-575-5726, or by email at hyeatman@uark.edu.

To learn about the science of agriculture, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.edu

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.  

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.   

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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