A traveling exhibit that explores how we use the forest to live, work, and play opens today, Saturday, May 25, at the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville.
Forever Forest provides an interactive environment for families to learn about sustainability, selective harvesting, transportation, and the many every-day products derived from trees.
The exhibit opens to Amazeum members from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and to the public at noon. Forever Forest will remain at the Amazeum through September 2, 2019.
The 2000-square foot exhibition is designed to teach children and adults how their every day lives are connected to forests. Forever Forest includes areas focused on forest life and sustainable harvesting, lumber transportation, and products made from wood.
The exhibit features a treetop climber with a slide, a pretend sawmill, mini grapple skidders, and a miniature home under construction where children can help finish the project by adding siding, molding, and other details.
A kid-size replica of a Union Pacific engine and railcar show how products move across the country.
Forever Forest attempts to connect the forests children see every day in Northwest Arkansas and introduces science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) to young children in a way where they can see, touch, explore and discover enhancing their understanding of the surrounding forests.
Created by the Omaha Children’s Museum and based on the educational curriculum of the North American Forest Foundation, the national tour of Forever Forest is presented by Union Pacific Foundation and supported by the North American Wholesale Lumber Association
Entrance to Forever Forest is included in paid daily admission. Amazeum members are admitted free.