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Nature Demo: Jay Schneider

Class/Workshop Nature
The Studio
FREE
No Ticket Required
Deer on the museum grounds, eating grass alongside a sidewalk
Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

Want to talk to a nature expert? Join us this Saturday in the Studio for an engaging opportunity to connect with Hobbs State Park Ranger, Jay Schneider. Bring your questions and curiosity as Jay shares insights into Arkansas’s diverse flora and fauna through friendly conversation.

Jay will also bring along natural materials and educational resources, enhancing the experience for an interactive and enriching exploration of our local environment. Don’t miss this chance to learn, chat, and discover the wonders of nature. See you there!

Free, no tickets required.

About the Speaker

Jay T. Schneider holds a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State and a master’s in interpretation from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has worked as seasonal and full-time interpreter in both historical and natural Arkansas state parks since 1999 and spent four years at the Fontenelle Nature Association in Omaha, Nebraska. While interpreter at Lake Fort Smith State Park he played a critical role in the development of the park’s interpretive and exhibit plans.

Jay has been the assistant superintendent at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area since 2009, where he leads a strong interpretive team with a very demanding program schedule, in which has had great success working with local schools to raise their science test scores substantially. Jay is active in the National Association for Interpretation and is the current Vice President for Programs on the National Board. Jay is a Certified Heritage Interpreter and a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences. Jay has been an adjunct professor for the master’s program at Stephen F. Austin State University since 2019. Jay has been married to Brandi for 25 years and they have one son Thomas who is a Junior at the University of Arkansas.