January 2018


Saturday, January 20, 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. 

Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs by K-12 educators. This hands-on interdisciplinary workshop is for teachers, homeschool educators, and others who serve in a teaching role. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Outreach Educator Sabrina Cummings will use wildlife topics to show how to teach subjects across the curriculum. Bring a brown bag lunch. Both workshop and CEU’s (.6) are free to educators. Call to register by January 17. 


FORGE DAY: Blacksmithing & Metalworking Demonstrations

SATURDAY, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us for this exciting day of demonstrations by area metalworkers and craftsmen. Learn the techniques and tips to get started in metalworking and try your hand at the forge, exhibitors permitting.  (Signed waiver form is required prior to participation.) Browse items by craftsmen for purchase. Members attend free; non-members $5, non-members’ children $2.



Thursdays and Fridays in January and

February, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Observe fire management techniques during a prescribed burn of the Arboretum’s savanna areas by Certified Burn Manager Terry Johnson. Call the Arboretum office at 9:00 a.m. to confirm the weather conditions are favorable for the burn to proceed, and to register for this activity. Free for members; Cost of admission for non-members. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.