AUGUST VOLUNTEER MEETING
Friday, August 2
Sign up for Volunteer opportunities. Meet in the Vistior Center this month. Arrive at 8:30 a.m. to fold and apply address labels for the FALL News Journal mailing. Use the Service Entrance. Many exciting volunteer opportunities are available at the Crosby Arboretum! This month plan to stay and attend our Friday program at the Arboretum. Free for Arboretum Members. For more information please contact Richelle Stafne, (601)799-2311, Ext. 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CARNIVOROUS PLANTS OF THE ARBORETUM
Friday, August 2¬†¬†¬†¬† (Family)¬†¬†
11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon
Join us for a thrilling lecture about the secret lives of the carnivorous plants of The Crosby Arboretum. Join Sr. Curator, Richelle Stafne, as she discusses the hidden agendas of these seemingly docile cuties. Bring a sandwich and make it a date with a friend for a Friday lunch at the Arboretum. Members free; non-members $5; non-members’ children $2. ¬†Please register by August 1.
TEACHER'S WORKSHOP: WILD about Art & Math
Thursday, August 8¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† (Teachers)¬†¬†¬†
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled, hands-on Project Wild workshop emphasizing art and math, conducted by Crystie Baker, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Educational Outreach Biologist. This interdisciplinary workshop is open to teachers and homeschool educators. FREE for Hancock and Pearl River County teachers. Others, $15 for registration and book, and $10 for CEU's. Prepare for a “working lunch” (bring a brown bag lunch). If you have a Project Wild book, please bring it. To sign up, call the Arboretum office at 601-799-2311 or contact Richelle Stafne at email@example.com.
FIELD WALK & CLAY CLASS
Saturday, August 10 (Kids)
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Children will journey down the Arboretum pathways with Director Pat Drackett to collect natural materials to impress into clay and form lasting memories. They will create ¬†a variety of items from self-hardening clay and take home their work the same day. All children or groups of children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Program Fee: is $5 per child for members’ children, and $7 for non-members’ children. Please register by August 8.
INTRO TO BIRDING AND BINOCULARS
Saturday, August 17¬†¬†¬†¬† (Family)¬†¬†
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
James Bell, Hummingbird Bander, of the Hummer / Bird Study Group Inc., will join us again! Learn about the fun aspects of birding, including bird feeding and identification.¬† James will discuss our resident birds and migrant species that will be visiting this fall, and provide an overview of books, equipment, materials, and other "must-have" birding resources. Members free; non-members $5; non-members’ children $2. Register by August 16.
Saturday, August 24 (Family)
10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon
Bring your collecting basket, and join Dr. Juan Mata, Associate Professor in Biology from the University of South Alabama, who will return this summer to treat us to a guided mushroom walk of the Arboretum grounds. His students have called him “the best biology teacher in the south.” Learn about fungi’s fascinating ecology, taxonomy, and relationship to mankind. Program is free to members and $5 for non-members. Register by August 23.