ANPS Fall Meeting
October 7-9, 2022 in Stuttgart, Arkansas
Everyone welcome! Registration is only $10 (no pre- registration) and begins at 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 7.
The Grand Prairie Center, Salon B Philips Community College
2807 US-165, Stuttgart, AR 72160 Website: pccua.edu/community/gpc/
TRU by Hilton, 204 W 22nd St, Stuttgart, AR 72160 Website: hilton.com/en/hotels/sgtruru-tru-stuttgart Phone: 870-672-7505 ext. 0
A block of 30 rooms, a mix of singles, doubles, and ADA- accessible rooms, has been reserved at the rate of $99.99 plus tax per night, guaranteed until September 30. Rates at this hotel vary based on the flexibility for cancellation. For this block, cancellations will be allowed until 48 hours before arrival. Provide the group code “ANP” if calling to make your reservation, or enter “ANP” in the group code field if booking online.
Potluck meal Friday and Saturday evenings at the Grand Prairie Center. Bring a dish or just come and eat! There are also several dining options near the hotel.
EVENING PROGRAMS – Grand Prairie Center, Salon B
Friday, October 7
7:00 p.m. – Annual NATIVE PLANT AUCTION! Bring your native plants, books, homemade jelly, jewelry, or plant art for the auction. Proceeds from the auction support ANPS scholarships, research grants, and small grants programs.
Saturday, October 8
6:00 p.m. – Membership Meeting
7:00-8:00 p.m. – Diana Soteropoulos, botanist at the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, PhD candidate at Arkansas State University, 2019 Delzie Demaree Research Grant recipient, and 2021 Aileen McWilliam Scholarship recipient will present “An exploration of the vascular flora of Pine City Natural Area, Monroe Co., Arkansas, U.S.A., in comparison to the Mississippi alluvial plain in eastern Arkansas”.
Several field trips are scheduled for Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday morning field trips will leave from the hotel at 8:30 a.m. Saturday afternoon field trips will meet at trip locations at 2:00 p.m. You must sign up for field trips on Friday evening to allow for adequate logistical planning. Bring sunscreen, water, and bug spray!
Check out anps.org for up-to-date field trip information and CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 precautions!