• Canoeing on the Buffalo


    National River Arkansas

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Curriculum Materials

color drawing of observation platform, river and forest

View from overlook during Collier Homestead tour and Riverview Hike for Day by the Buffalo


A Day by the Buffalo is a curriculum-based resource education program of Buffalo National River. The Teacher's Guide pdf including the background information, lesson content, and references used in our conducted programs may be downloaded. Additional activities are also included for follow-up or additional on-site visits you might wish to make independently of a ranger-conducted program.

The individual lesson plans are available as separate pdf downloads for those who don’t need the entire program. Click on Lesson Plans for descriptions and links to separate files.

Did You Know?

Two bull elk in pasture at Buffalo National River.

Did you know that over 400 Rocky Mountain elk live in and around Buffalo National River? In the early 1980s elk were relocated to the Buffalo River region to replace an eastern elk subspecies that was extirpated in the 1800s.