PRESCRIBED BURN OBSERVATION
If you would like to participate, rather than observe, please contact Terry Johnson for training information to be a burn crew volunteer.
Every Thursday and Friday
In January and February
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Native plant communities benefit from burning. Learn fire management techniques and observe a prescribed burning demonstration by Crosby Arboretum Burn Manager Terry Johnson. Wear old clothes and boots, dress for the weather, and bring a lunch. Program will be available only if environmental conditions are favorable: please call the arboretum office one hour prior to this event to confirm it will be proceeding as planned. Admission is free. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations requested. Call (601) 799-2311 to register.
WINTER VOLUNTEER MEETING
Friday, January 11 Thursday January 10!!!
Many exciting volunteer opportunities are available at the Crosby Arboretum! For more information please contact Richelle Stafne, (601)799-2311, Ext. 101 or email email@example.com.
INTRODUCTION TO BIRDING
Saturday, January 12¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† (Family)¬†¬†¬†
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Ever wonder why birding is fast-becoming the most popular sport in America?¬† It’s not just sitting and watching birds, it’s also about exploring the variety of habitats in which they are found!¬† Susan Epps, avid birder and writer, will discuss the fun aspects of birding, including feeding and identification tips.¬† Learn about our resident birds and migrants that visit each year, books, equipment, materials, and other birding resources. Suited to ages 7 and up.¬† Members free; non-members $5, non-members’ children $2.¬† Register by January 11.
WILD ABOUT WINTER
Saturday, January 19¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† (Teachers)¬†¬†¬†
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is offering a fun-filled and hands-on, interactive workshop for teachers and homeschool educators¬† to teach core curriculum. Come join us for a WILD About Winter workshop.¬† This advanced Project Wild workshop will focus on native Mississippi winter wildlife and how to incorporate seasonal wildlife, particularly migratory species and organisms' winter adaptations, into your classroom.¬† Attendance in a previous Project WILD workshop is suggested, but not required.¬† Open to both teachers and homeschool educators, it is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORGE DAY: BLACKSMITHING AND METALWORKING
Saturday, January 26¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† (Family)¬†¬†¬† PRINT THE POSTER!(.pdf)
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Print the tri-fold brochure (.pdf)
Join us for a full day of metalsmithing demonstrations by area craftsmen.¬† A chance to learn techniques and tips to get started in metalworking!¬† Enjoy the demonstrations, or try your hand at the forge.¬† (Those doing forge work must complete a waiver form prior to participating). ¬†Safety equipment for participants will be provided.¬† Members free; non-members $5, and $2 for non-members’ children.