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1 Discovering Northeast Arkansas through Forrest L. Wood Crowleys Ridge Nature Center and Parker Pioneer Homestead

2 Forrest L. Wood Crowleys Ridge Nature Center Jonesboro, Arkansas (A. Farmer, 2011)

3 Parker Pioneer Homestead Harrisburg, Arkansas (A. Farmer, 2011)

4 Mission Forrest L. Wood Crowleys Ridge Nature Center Parker Pioneer Homestead (A. Farmer, 2011) Owned and operated by four generations of Parkers, Homestead evolved from an interest in local history and a desire to preserve it for the enjoyment of others.

5 Services Crowleys Ridge Nature Center Parker Pioneer Homestead Crows Nest Habitats Trail Crowleys Ridge movie Workshops for Professional Development Sorghum, kettle corn, and broom making Cooking and Chores Turn of the century farming Storytelling Blacksmithing Religion and Medicine One room schoolhouse lessons (A. Farmer, 2011)

6 Special Services Crowleys Ridge Nature Center Parker Pioneer Homestead October Festival Haunted House Mayors Cabin rental Private Parties Gift Shop Homemade goods Creature Feature Feeding Frenzy Tales and Trails Nature Stories Fly-Tying Round Table Multipurpose meeting room Gift Shop (A. Farmer, 2011)

7 Populations Served Crowleys Ridge Nature Center Parker Pioneer Homestead General Public School Groups Private Groups General Public School Groups Private Rentals

8 Diversity Crowleys Ridge Nature Center Parker Pioneer Homestead Programs for all ages Wheelchair accessible Fully handicapped accessible Touch and audio exhibits Wheelchair accessible Movie has subtitles Programs for all ages

9 Professional Training Crowleys Ridge Nature Center Parker Pioneer Homestead Full time employees must hold a degree in Parks and Services or other Park degree Training is provided by a Parker family member or associate

10 Surprises Crowleys Ridge Nature Center Parker Pioneer Homestead On-site wildlife unique to Crowleys Ridge Connected by paved paths to Craighead Forrest Park Many hands-on activities for visitors to enjoy All workers are dressed in clothing from their time period in history. Many of the children in this family are home-schooled.

11 References Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. (2011). Aristotle Web Design. Retrieved from PARKS%20MISSION.htm Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Forrest L. Wood Crowleys Ridge Nature Center. (2007). Aristotle Web Design. Retrieved from Farmer, A. (photographs). (2011) Parker Pioneer Homestead. (n.d.). Retrieved from


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