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Join us on May 31 for "Painting Where the Wild Things Are!" our annual Art Gala and Auction to raise funds for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. For more information and to reserve tickets, click here.
Peter Hayes and Molly Keller, two of the editors of the Outdoor World of the Sacramento Region, talk to Beth Ruyak of Insight on Capital Public Radio. Listen to the program here. Find out more about the full-color edition of The Outdoor World of the Sacramento Region here.
Read the latest copy of our quarterly newsletter, The Acorn.
Click here to see current activities at the Nature Center (Nature tours and presentations almost every weekend)
The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is a community service of ARNHA.
Photo of Deer: Linda Thomas
For Effie Yeaw Nature Center's 2013-2014 Educational Programs Catalog, click here. The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is a community service of ARNHA.
Calling All Artists! Enter the juried show for the 2014 ART GALA
The prospectus for "Painting Where the Wild Things Are 2014" is now available! Broad and creative interpretations of the American River Parkway flora, fauna and landscape in Watermedia, Oil, Acrylic, Soft Pastel, Pencil/Pen & Ink, Hard Pastel, Mixed Media, Textiles and Sculpture are welcome! (Sorry, no giclees or photography) Entries will be received at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th and judged by Elliot Fouts. Accepted works will go into the show, sale and auction with proceeds shared to benefit the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, a community service of the American River Natural History Association. The Art Gala and Auction will take place at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center on Saturday, May 31st. More details at www.sacfinearts.org
ARNHA publishes books that explore the natural and human history of the American River in the greater Sacramento area.Sales proceeds help support the educational and interpretive programs at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center.
We are grateful for the contributions of the late Georgia Jones who managed this website for many years, and to Marty Maskall, who initially designed the site.
California Naturalist Program at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, April 22 to June 10, 2014 The American River Natural History Association, in conjunction with UC Cooperative Extension, is offering the 2014 California Naturalist certificate class at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. The 40-hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to exlore the unique ecology and natural history of the greater Sacramento reion. This course will cover basic ecology, watershed concepts, geology, wildlife, plants, and global environmental issues, as well as tools for collaborative conservation and communication, and will be beneficial for educators, college students, land owners, interested citizens and staff and vounteers of nature-oriented non-profits and regional parks. For more information about the California Naturalist program click here.
Vernal Pool Photo by Sallie Reynolds
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