January 2014

January 2014

PRESCRIBED BURN OBSERVATION
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. If you would like to participate, rather than observe, please contact Terry Johnson for training information to be a burn crew volunteer.

WINTER VOLUNTEER MEETING
Friday, January 10
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Many exciting volunteer opportunities are available at the Crosby Arboretum! For more information please contact Cathy Bordelon, (601)799-2311, Ext. 104 or email cathyb@ext.msstate.edu.
 
CULLOWHEE NATIVE PLANT CONFERENCE: Post-Trip Report!
Friday, January 10       (Adults)   
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Join Arboretum Volunteer Amy LeMien as she brings you exciting information and colorful highlights from her recent participation to Cullowhee Native Plant Conference at Western Carolina University. Bring a sandwich and make a date with a friend for Friday lunch at the Arboretum.  Members free; non-members $5.  Space limited. Please register by January 9.

WILD ABOUT PLANTS
Saturday, January 11       (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 learn more about native plants and their biology. Come join us for a WILD About Plants workshop.  This advanced Project Wild workshop will focus on native Mississippi plants, their biology, and how to incorporate botany into your classroom, including extra teaching materials from the NSF-funded Magnolia grandiFLORA program.  Attendance in a previous Project WILD workshop is suggested, but not required.  Open to both teachers and homeschool educators, it is FREE and includes 0.6 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 rstafne@ext.msstate.edu.

FORGE DAY: BLACKSMITHING & METALWORKING
Saturday, January 25       (Family)   
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a 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. Items available for purchase. Knife sharpening. Members free; non-members $5, and $2 for non-members’ children.


 



The Crosby Arboretum is owned and operated by Mississippi State University.
Last updated: Last Edited on 11/13/13 . For more information email Cathyb@ext.msstate.edu.