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Secchi Day

12th Annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake
Aug. 19, 2017

General Attendees: Click the photo to the left for the flyer, and just show up! The public is invited to attend the FREE 12th annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at Prairie Creek on Beaver Lake, five miles east of Rogers, Arkansas, on Hwy. 12.  The Science Education Festival includes activities for all ages, with a mobile aquarium, on shore scavenger hunt with prizes, free lunch and ice cream, kayak and Stand-up Paddle-Board test rides, microscope activities, a photo contest and musical performance, including Water Fun Facts with Papa Rap & Marshallese dance & crafts. We have snacks in the morning and lunch beginning at about 11:15 p.m. The activities can keep your whole group busy for a couple of hours prior to lunch, so come early. Prize drawings begin at around noon and you must be present to win (you’ll get a wrist band and then check in at the Drawing Depot to get a drawing ticket when you arrive to qualify you). Prizes include 12 goody bags worth $100 dollars or more each, plus a grand prize KAYAK donated by Cabela’s. This event is great for scouts working on badges, youth groups, family groups, school kids. Email awilson@bwdh2o.org.

Lake/Boat Volunteers: The event is named for the Secchi Disk, a black and white device lowered into the water to measure clarity. Volunteers with boats help us gather samples that day. This takes about 20-30 minutes, but there’s travel time involved depending on where your sample point is located. Pre-registration well in advance is necessary. to be added to the list for consideration for the 12th Annual Event, send an email to Matthew Rich at mrich@bwdh2o.org.

View this Secchi Day video produced by students who attended the 11th Annual Secchi Day. It’s great!

Or view the one below for a slide show of professional photos.