Secchi Day

General Attendees

The public is invited to attend the FREE 13th annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Prairie Creek on Beaver Lake, five miles east of Rogers, Arkansas, on Hwy. 12. (The address is 9300 N Park Rd, Rogers, AR 72756.)  The Science Education Festival includes activities for all ages, with hands-on water and environmental science education fun, a fire truck, kayak test rides, free healthy snacks in the morning, lots of giveaways and chilled tap water to drinkin, free lunch (regular hot dogs and vegan), Popsicles and ice cream, as well as 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 12:15 p.m. 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 13 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

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 required. Additionally, you must have a boat (in some instances, sites that need to be sampled may be accessed via a kayak, a canoe or a stand-up paddle-board that is rigged to carry sampling gear and an ice chest). To indicate your interest in volunteering and be added to the list for consideration, email Matthew Rich at