Eureka Springs EAST Students Return to Hobbs State Park

   

Eureka Springs EAST Students Return to Hobbs State Park
11/30/2009 8:24:32 AM

Eureka Springs High School EAST students returned to Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area to continue mapping the Pigeon Roost Trail, which they started during the summer.

Students from the EAST Programs of Alpena High School, Eureka Springs High School and Springdale Har-Ber High School spent part of their summer creating information and marketing materials for Hobbs Park. EAST students and facilitators conducted the EAST Integration and Community Enhancement (EICP) Project, with funding from the Arkansas Department of Education. The project's technical advisors included Audubon Arkansas, Friends of Hobbs, and the University of Arkansas' Center of Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST).

This time around, Eureka Springs EAST mapping students Cassady, James and Joey and Friend of Hobbs Park Al Knox spent the day hiking the Pigeon Roost Trail and finished mapping all of the Trail's blazes. Later in the day, they and EAST Program Facilitator Mila Lynne Floro discussed future mapping projects with Park Interpreter Natalie Casey and Park Ranger Freddie Sutton.

Arkansas's largest state park in land area, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area (HSPCA) covers 12,045 acres along the southern shores of 28,370-acre Beaver Lake. Twenty-two of the park's 60 miles of border stretch along the shores of Beaver Lake. The park lies between Beaver Lake to the north and War Eagle Creek to the south. It stretches across a part of Benton County southeast of Beaver Lake and extends into Madison and Carroll counties.

The EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology) Program is an elective high school class that encourages students to use advanced technologies to develop service-based projects that solve community problems.

To learn more about the Eureka Springs High School EAST Program and how you can support it, please contact EAST Program Facilitator Mila Lynne Floro at mlfloro@es.k12.ar.us, or, (479) 253-2936 or (479) 253-8875.

Photo:  Eureka Springs High School EAST students returned to Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area to continue mapping the Pigeon Roost Trail, which they started during the summer.  Shown discussing other future mapping projects with Park Ranger Freddie Sutton are (from left) EAST students Joey, Cassady and James.  

Photo:  Eureka Springs High School EAST students returned to Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area to continue mapping the Pigeon Roost Trail, which they started during the summer.  Shown taking GPS readings on the Trail are (from left): EAST students Cassady, James and Friend of Hobbs Al Knox.

 

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