The University of Central Arkansas hosted the first Jewel Moore Nature Reserve Photography contest in fall 2017.
This contest focused on capturing all-natural photos in UCA’s Jewel Moore Nature Reserve, the natural areas behind UCA’s Lewis Science Center and at the Steel Creek field station along the Buffalo River.
UCA student winners included first-place winner Ashley Barto, an undergraduate environmental science major, and runner-up Nick Dial, a biology graduate student.
UCA employee winners included first-place winner Dr. William Flatley, assistant professor in geography, and runner-up Kristen Spickard, marketing coordinator for Outreach and Community Engagement.
The Jewel Moore Nature Reserve is the last remaining remnant of the historic Conway Prairie. With more than 235 identified species of flora and fauna, JMNR is an example of natural preservation in an urban landscape.
Located on the UCA campus, it serves not only the UCA student population but also the entire Conway community.