Natural History Lecture Series

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Natural History Lecture Series

Join us on Saturdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. for scheduled lectures, workshops, or guided walks focused on the natural and cultural history of the Pascagoula River watershed and Gulf Coast. Our lectures are designed for the general public and are led by experts in a variety of fields.

These programs are usually free of charge for members, and included with the admission for non-members. Occasionally, a special program will include a small fee to cover materials. Please check our events page for upcoming programs and be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date.

March Programs:

March 10: Introduction to Watercolor Plein Air Painting 
We're so excited to host the talented Ruth Kimbrough for this introduction to watercolor painting. We'll provide the materials to get you started, Ruth will provide the instruction, and the natural world outside the Center will provide the inspiration. Perfect for new and experienced painters alike. If you have your own materials, you are welcome to bring them. 

Time: 1 p.m. Cost: $15/person non-member or $12/person members. Please pre-register by calling 228.475.0825 or emailing Erin at

March 17: Introduction to Native Plant Gardening 
Are you interested in adding native plants to your garden or yard? Would you like a tour of the native plants on our grounds? Join Programs Manager Erin Parker for a short lecture followed  by a tour of the grounds and greenhouse (weather permitting). 

Time: 1 p.m. Cost: Free to members, included with admission for non-members

March 24: Making Recycled Plastic Bag Mats 
 Learn how to turn plastic shopping bags into "yarn" and then turn that yarn into waterproof sleeping mats for the homeless. This is a drop in class, so join us any time from 1-3. 

Time: 1 p.m. Cost: Free

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