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New Educator Resources Complement AETN Original Documentaries

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As part of our ongoing efforts to support Arkansas educators, we are proud to announce new resources tied to two AETN original documentaries, “Champion Trees” and “Bayou Bartholomew: World’s Longest Bayou.” 

Our latest AETN ArkansasIDEAS professional development course, “Growing Champion Classrooms,” is designed to accompany “Champion Trees.” The course features visual arts lesson plans based on the Linda Williams Palmer exhibit “Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artists Journey,” which was featured in the documentary. This course follows state frameworks and provides Common Core guidelines for K-8 students. Download the course now, or learn more about “Growing Champion Classrooms” offerings at

“Growing Champion Classrooms” is made possible through support of the National Museum of Women in the Arts Arkansas Committee, Entergy and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. 

To accompany “Bayou Bartholomew: World’s Longest Bayou,” we have partnered with the Arkansas Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and Bayou Bartholomew Alliance to create the “Bayou Bartholomew Educators Guide,” now available for free download at This guide is designed to inform students of the impact Bayou Bartholomew has and in history and to instill a responsibility to improve the natural environment. It’s a wonderful resource and carefully details the bayou’s vital role in the history of the Arkansas Delta and in the lives of those who benefited from its waters.


“Growing Champion Classrooms”

“Bayou Bartholomew Educators Guide”