FAYETTEVILLE — Nearly 3,000 local elementary students are expected at Bud Walton Arena Wednesday morning as part of an educational field trip that will include cheering on the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team in its season home opener against Texas-Arlington at 11 a.m.. he educational event is designed to reach out to area elementary students and encourage a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. A keepsake booklet designed for kids with fun facts and games will be provided to each student in attendance. Schools will be recognized during the game and enjoy a halftime ceremony dedicated to physical fitness. The halftime presentation will feature University of Arkansas strength and conditioning coach Todd Barbour and several Razorback student-athletes demonstrating various exercises and promoting healthy choices. “We are pleased to welcome back elementary students from throughout Northwest Arkansas to Bud Walton Arena for a day of learning and fun,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long. “By combining an educational field trip with a Razorback women’s basketball game, we are able to help teach kids valuable lessons on health, nutrition and exercise while also providing them an exciting game day experience. If last year was any indication, I expect a loud and enthusiastic crowd cheering on our women’s basketball team.” Area schools scheduled to take part in this field trip format include third through fifth grade classes from Asbell, Butterfield, Happy Hollow, Leverett, Root, Washington, Holcomb, Vandergriff and Owl Creek from Fayetteville. In addition, Greenland, West Fork, Bayyari in Springdale, Folsom Elementary and Williams Elementary from Farmington are expected to attend. The event admits the students and teachers free of charge. They also receive a guest ticket voucher for Wednesday’s game.