STRAWBERRIES & CREAM FESTIVAL

Sunday, April 2, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Bring the family and take a stroll through the Arboretum grounds, and celebrate the history of this site having a former use as a strawberry farm. The event will be held on the Pinecote Pavilion, and ice cream, fresh strawberries, and Picayune Frog Lemonade will be served. Admission is free for this community event.

WILDLIFE DAY (School field day)

Thursday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Children will be thrilled to see the wide array of exhibitors displaying their live and preserved animals, while learning how to protect and maintain wildlife in this field day open to area K-12 schools and homeschool groups. Admission is $2 per child, and admission is free for teachers and chaperones. Call by April 5 to schedule an arrival time.

SPRING FIELD WALK: FERNS & FLOWERS

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Join Heather Sullivan, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks Botanist, for a spring walk through the Arboretum’s exhibits. She will discuss ferns and flowers encountered along the journey. The program is free to members; non-members $5. Register by April 7. 

ARBORETUM SPRING FIELD WALK: CARNIVOROUS PLANTS

Saturday, April 8, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Join Arboretum staff members Jennifer Buchanan and Pat Drackett on this field walk to explore the carnivorous species of plants found in the Savanna Exhibit and their habitats, including sundews, bladderworts, and pitcher plants. Members free; non-members $5. Register by April 7. 

YOGA AT PINECOTE PAVILION (Earth Day!)

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Join certified yoga instructor, James Sones, in the beautiful natural setting of Pinecote Pavilion for a gentle yoga class and short meditation sitting. Class size is limited to 16. Yoga mats will be provided, but you may bring your own.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early. Members free, $5 non-members. Register by April 21.

PROJECT MAGNOLIA TEACHERS’ WORKSHOP

Saturday, April 29, 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. 

Project Magnolia is a hands-on interdisciplinary workshop for K-12 teachers and homeschool educators created to increase their botanical knowledge.  Backed by the NSF Magnolia GrandiFLORA grant, it will be led by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Outreach Educator Sabrina Cummings and will provide a working knowledge of Mississippi native plants through materials, activities, and plant I.D. cards designed by Mississippi botanists to teach botany across the curriculum. All materials provided. Bring a brown bag lunch. Both the workshop and CEU’s (.6) are FREE to educators. Please register for this workshop by April 26.