The Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center offers recreational and educational programming for people of all ages. Along with regular daily, weekly and monthly events, the center offers specialized programs suitable for any nature enthusiast.
Groups may schedule time for programs about Arkansas animals, ecosystems, the Delta and many more. Some programs feature live animals or biological artifacts. We offer guided trail tours for groups, and we’ll bring our programs to you if needed.
Visitors may take advantage of programs offered on Saturdays from time to time, such as alligator feeding during summer. Watch for fish-feeding programs every day, all year.
We offer many special events, workshops, and special programs as well. Please go to our calendar for more information.
Mandatory Boating Education Began January 1, 2001. This law affects operators of sailboats and motor-powered craft.
Effective January 1, 2001, anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat, must have successfully completed an approved Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Education Course and carry proof while operating a motorboat on Arkansas water. The law also affects operators of sailboats.
The Arkansas Boating Education Course teaches the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. This is necessary to reduce loss of life, personal injury and property damage while increasing boating enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts. The basic six hour boating course includes:
Arkansas Boating Law
Registration and Trailering
Personal Flotation Devices (Life Jackets, etc.)
Rules of the Road
For more information about Boating Education or to find a scheduled class at another location, visit the AGFC Boating Education website.
The Arkansas Hunter Education Program is dedicated to the sportsmen of Arkansas with a central theme of safety and sportsmanship. The program is structured to acquaint students with the many wildlife oriented recreational opportunities and recreational shooting sports available to them. The program is administered through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and taught through a corps of trained volunteer and professional instructors on a statewide basis.
Hunters born after 1968 must carry a valid Hunter Education card. A card is also required of youth applicants for permit hunts. Youngsters (under 16 years) under the direct supervision of a licensed adult (over 21 years) do not need to have a card. Call 1-800-482-5795 to find out about Hunter Education classes. Arkansas honors the home state Hunter Education cards of nonresidents.
The Arkansas Hunter Education course is also available on-line. On-line students can take their final exam at the nature center. Call (870)534-0011 for the next scheduled exam date.
For more information about Hunter Education or to find a scheduled class at another location, visit the AGFC Hunter Education website.