Education Resources

Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey is an aesthetically-pleasing, educational viewing experience for Arkansans of all ages from all walks of life. The exhibit easily relates to numerous online links for projects and programming, including State Frameworks, and provides parents and teachers an easily-accessible, self-directed learning opportunity for students of varying abilities. Click on the links below for a list of educational opportunities.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network has produced a documentary DVD on champion trees that includes the artist and the art exhibit: it will air beginning in March 2014.  Copies of the DVD will be made available to Arkansas school libraries, and online professional development training based on the DVD will be provided through the AETN IDEAS program (Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools: upload date TBA).  The Arkansas Committee's educational component, "Growing Champion Classrooms", is available beginning in April 2014. Distributed through existing professional development workshops sponsored by the Arkansas Forestry Association's Project Learning Tree, "Growing Champion Classrooms" provides informative materials and poster sets based on the exhibit images for classroom teachers as well as informal educators working in forestry/natural heritage, scouting, 4-H, and elder hostel programs.

The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts gratefully acknowledges the following for their generous support of the educational component:

“Growing Champion Classrooms”

Entergy Arkansas

School for Forest Resources, University of Arkansas at Monticello

Entergy Arkansas School for Forestry Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello

This program is supported in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.



Educational Materials

Exhibit Activities and Gallery Guides

Family Gallery Guide (2-fold activities flyer) View
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Activities for Grades K - 2 View
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Activity Cards for Grades 3 - 5 View
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Especially for Educators

AETN: Arkansas IDEAS Portal View  
Project Learning Tree View
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More about PLT's director, Rob Beadel View
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Additional Information and Resources

Arkansas Forestry Association

Arkansas Forestry Commission

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission Web Links

Arkansas Urban Forestry Council



Information about Arkansas' Champion Trees, our forests and natural heritage can be viewed through these links: