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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 atthew Rich at email@example.com.