Outdoors

Courtesy / BikeNWA

Coordinators for the Slow Streets NWA program are asking for public input on expanding routes intended to provide safe access for pedestrians and cyclists during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is expected to run on the weekends from May through June and from September through October in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville. 

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Ozark Mountain Farm and Forest School, established two years ago in Northwest Arkansas, provides preschoolers a playful head start in ecology, sustainability and cooperative self-reliance. We tour the school campus, with founder Alaina Davidson, to learn about her novel preschool. 

Courtesy / Arkansas State Parks

Arkansas State Parks, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, is launching a passport program. The new, free initiative allows visitors to document their experience as they travel to any of the 52 parks around the state.

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The U.S. Trail Running Conference is coming to Fayetteville in 2020. The event will be held in October with three days of activities for trail race directors and one day for trail runners. 

Every Kid Outdoors enables fourth grade students, their families, friends and classmates to receive free admission to federal public lands and recreational sites for a year. The program was created by Congress in 2019.

Mappy Hour is a community of urban-dwelling outdoor enthusiasts. The organization started in New York City in 2014 and today has chapters across North America including a new one in Northwest Arkansas, which will have its next meeting Aug. 8 at The Record.

The Outback in the Ozarks race sends runners all over northwest Arkansas, through five state parks, over hills and into the middle of the night.

Jim Warnock loves to hike. The school principal (in Alma) will be at Hobbs State Park Sunday to talk about long hikes and short ones, too.

How Brilliant Will Fall Be?

Oct 4, 2015

Everybody has a theory about what makes autumn colors in the Ozarks pop...or not. We sought out experts to find the answer to a listener's question.

Go Outside and Play

Jul 23, 2014
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In our monthly Three People series, we speak with outdoors advocates Misty Murphy, Flip cutoff, and Joe Neal, who encourage people to enjoy nature both professionally and personally as they do.

MUSIC AT END OF SHOW: "Not the Same" by Chasing Pictures