Secchi Day

13th Annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake

Aug. 18, 2018

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 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

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