A rice field near Stuttgart

Who says field trips are just for kids? 

Preserve Arkansas is here to make sure the field trip fun doesn't end in the fifth grade. Each year, the organization plans a bus trip (aka "ramble") to showcase different regions of the state. This year's trip will be a jaunt over to rice country. On Nov. 4, passengers will make pit stops in Slovak, Fairmount, Stuttgart, St. Charles, DeWitt and Arkansas Post. 

The bus departs bright and early at 7:30 a.m. But don't worry, ramblers will be greeted with bloody marys and mimosas as they climb aboard. Throughout the day, attendees will learn about the people who settled the Arkansas Grand Prairie region, the history of rice cultivation in Arkansas, the art of making duck calls and more.

As the day progresses, Preserve Arkansas will serve beer from Stone’s Throw Brewing (made with Arkansas rice!), as well as wine and non-alcoholic beverages for the youngsters. After a full day exploring Arkansas, ramblers will arrive back in North Little Rock at 10 p.m.

Tickets are $125 per person and include transportation, tours, snacks and libations on the bus, plus meals. Folks can register online before Oct. 27 — and you should if you want a seat because it's first come, first served! For more information, give Preserve Arkansas a call at (501) 372-4757.