PROJECT LEARNING TREE WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 13¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†(Teachers)¬†¬†¬†
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Project Learning Tree workshop - one of the oldest and most successful environmental education programs in the world. PLT activities are unbiased, interdisciplinary, fun, hands-on lesson plans, based on sound science. The goal is to "teach students HOW to think NOT WHAT to think about environmental issues." For more information, see www.plt.org. Includes the 96-lesson-plan, 400-page "PLT Pre-K-8 Activity Guide." High School teachers will also receive two of PLT's five Secondary Education Modules. PLT has a New early childhood education book that comes with a music CD. Early childhood teachers will receive that material. TEACHERS JUST NEED TO BRING A BROWN-BAG LUNCH.¬† THIS IS A FREE WORKSHOP for all counties in Mississippi, courtesy of a DEQ grant. 0.6 CEU credits available ‚Äď cost is $10.
LEARN THE ART OF BONSAI
Saturday, October 20 ¬†¬†¬†(Adults)¬†¬†¬†
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Patrick LaNasa, Co-Founder of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Bonsai Society, will conduct a hands-on bonsai workshop. Participants will develop a real beginning bonsai from selected nursery stock. The cost to members is $30, non-members $35. Sign up early as the class is limited to 12 persons, ages 16 and up. Materials list will be provided. Materials list must be purchased in advance (print).
*for items to be purchased: "one could purchase those items from Big Lots, WalMart, KMart or some of the items¬†from the Dollar Store.
Minimum items suggested-
A regular pair of pruning shears; a strong pair of inexpensive scissors (to cut roots); a better pair of scissors to cut small branches; chopsticks; a pair of common pliers. Optional a pair of needle nose pliers; a¬†2" paintbrush.
PAINTED PUMPKINS¬†¬†¬† (Kids)
Saturday, October 27¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Design a painted pumpkin to add to your fall d√©cor!¬† Families will use natural materials and a variety of props to personalize their pumpkin in this program with Director Pat Drackett and other assistants. One pumpkin will be provided per person; however, you are welcome to bring more pumpkins for decorating. Members' children, $4, non-members' children, $6. Register by Thursday October 25.
¬†YOGA AT PINECOTE PAVILION
Saturday, October 27¬†¬†¬† (Adults)¬†¬†¬†
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Join certified yoga instructor James Sones in the beautiful natural setting of Pinecote Pavilion for a gentle yoga class followed by a short meditation sitting.¬† Class size is limited to 16.¬† Yoga mats will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own.¬† Please arrive at least 10 minutes early.¬† Free for members; non-members $5. Register by October 26.