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KNACK FOR NATURE

OUTDOORS IS CLASSROOM FOR MASTER NATURALISTS

Posted: April 4, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Bob Morgan, left, with the Beaver Water District talks about healthy streams while he and Master Naturalist students wade Pine Creek in Madison County on March 23. Students devote 12 Saturdays of classroom and outdoor study to become certified Arkansas Master Naturlists.

Students in this year’s Arkansas Master Naturalist class may find themselves wading knee-deep in an Ozark stream one Saturday, then studying trees in a forest of springtime green the next.

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One rock lifted from the stream March 23 may include a variety of aquatic animals. (By: Flip Putthoff)

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Lilia Beattie, vice president of curriculum with the Master Naturalists, takes notes March 23 during a stream study. (By: Flip Putthoff)

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Mornings are usually devoted to classroom study while afternoons are outdoors in nature. Students study March 23 along Pine C... (By: Flip Putthoff)

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Outdoor, Pages 6 on 04/04/2013

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