Our organization's mission is to provide education, leadership skills, and stewardship opportunities in cultural arts, environmental literacy, and technology integration; therefore enabling youth, educators and community leaders to protect and improve all native communities' heritage.
What We Do:
We provide classes, professional development workshops, stewardship opportunities, expeditions, summer camps and as well as educational/nature video documentaries to youth, families, educators and community leaders.
Native Expeditions Staff:
Native Expeditions staff are non-traditional educators, where some volunteers include university professors, certified teachers, community leaders, and specialists in their respective fields who have diversified experience in water quality, geology, GIS, GPS, cartography, environmental assessment, and ecosystem education. We use audio/video and GIS technology as tools integrated with the natural scenic beauty of the outdoors to enrich visualization and understanding of processes. Others have talents and training in music, art, food, and other cultural based education.
Our Director, Robin Gregory is a current Master Naturalist for the Ozark Region of Arkansas who are also trained in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. Current NE staff are also PLT (Project Learning Tree) http://www.plt.org/, Project WET (Worldwide Water Education) http://www.projectwet.org/ , and Project WILD http://www.projectwild.org/
Leave No Trace http://www.lnt.org educators and facilitators. These educators bring national curriculum standards into programming.
March 18, 2017 Riparian Planting along our adopted trail at Clabber Creek, partnering with Illinois River Watershed
Lake Fayetteville Cleanup providing our kayaks, continuing our tradition of stewardship provided by Paddle Nation Grant - Outdoor Nation. http://outdoornation.org/
Forest Awareness Day
Lake Wedington - Nov. 2, 2016
Fall 2016-Pack Rat Pint Night Fundraiser
Fulton Branch-Ouachita River
Mt Ida High School - volunteers
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS IN 30+ SCHOOLS AND EDUCATING 4000+ YOUTH A YEAR
Fall 2016 - Outdoor
Fall Habitat Restoration
Ouachita Schools - Booneville Elementary, Danville HS, Fountain Lake HS and Jessieville HS
Our Arkansas environmental education partner in the Ouachita National Forest, helping us provide forest events, habitat restoration, internships, community projects, educational opportunities and documentaries .
WE PROMOTE GETTING KIDS IN THE WOODS!