The first day of training for 2018 for the Foothills Chapter of the Arkansas Master Naturalists was held Saturday, January 27, at the Faulkner County Library in Conway. The morning session consisted of orientation for the new group of nine Naturalists in Training (NITs). Larry Price gave an informative presentation about expectations and requirements of Master Naturalists.
Margaret Cline followed with a review of the Master Naturalists’ website, including how to access the calendar, register for events, and enter hours. Margaret Morrell presented a video from CAMN which highlighted activities and accomplishments during their ten years of existence. Before breaking for lunch, all NIT’s and current members played Name Bingo. Everyone got into the game and mingling was a good way to get to know each other. The afternoon was filled with a wonderful presentation at Griffin Planetarium on the UCA campus in which everyone learned about constellations, planets, moon, comets, asteroids, and eclipses. Next Saturday’s training topic is geology and will be held at Petit Jean State Park.