Wednesday, June 6 9:00 a.m. to Noon

In this workshop with Mary Beth Magee and Jennifer Buchanan, children will learn how to make paper beads, an ancient craft and simple process using few supplies, most of which can be found around the house. The group will also gather items from nature to use in projects along with the eye-catching beads, creating personalized items such as bracelets, necklaces, key chains, and bookmarks.  Members’ children $5; non-members children $7. Must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required; please sign up by June 3.

Travel Photography:  CAPTURING THE MOMENT

Saturday, June 9, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Cameras are powerful tools that allow us to preserve our travel experiences. In this indoor workshop, Dave Snyder will help you to best capture lasting memories reflecting your own journeys. He will dispel common myths, and provide instruction on planning and documenting your trip, advice on what to take, approaches to photographing various subjects, camera angles, and post processing for work that will stand apart from typical photographs.  Reservations are requested.  Members free, non-members $5. Please sign up by June 9.

SUMMER GALLERY EXHIBIT PHOTOGRAPHY by Dave Snyder and Samantha Snyder Fabacher

 Opening Saturday, June 9, 11:00 AM – Noon

What a perfect exhibit for the summer months! Dave Snyder and daughter Samantha Snyder Fabacher will display photographs taken during their travels that capture the “spirit of place”, a visual record to be forever revisited, evoking the unique sights, smells, and sounds of the places they have experienced. A very visual person and a generalist by nature, Dave focuses on developing his ability to see and appreciate the world around him.  He processes and prints his own work, which allows him to express himself through color and detail, inserting a little of himself into each photograph. For more of Dave and Samantha’s work, see skepticaldad.zenfolio.com. Opening event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Exhibit is on display through August 31.


Friday, June 15  9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Children will enjoy this fun and educational entomology event led by Hancock County Extension Agent Christian Stephenson. The workshop will include a short introduction to insects and why they are important to our environment. The group will go on a collecting expedition around the Arboretum grounds, learn about insect identification tips, how to create a collection, and some fun bug facts and stories! Members’ children $3; non-members’ children $5. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian (no charge for adults). Reservations are requested.  Please register by June 14.


Thursday, June 28 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

With all of the electronic devices we have these days, it is not always easy to get children outside to enjoy nature. Creating a nature journal is a wonderful way to inspire them to start exploring the great outdoors. In this workshop, Arboretum staff member Kim Johnson will guide children in creating their very own personalized nature journal. All materials will be provided. Program is limited to 20 children; registration is required. As children must be accompanied by an adult, there will be no minimum age requirement. Members’ children $3; non-members’ children $5 (no charge for adults). Reservations requested, please, by June 27.


Thurs/Fri, June 28 & 29 or July 19 & 20

Sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State University.                                                                           

These two-day teacher workshops address the influence of climate change on animal and plant populations. USM faculty and experts from state and federal agencies will cover pertinent and current facts associated with these topics. Open to upper elementary, middle school and secondary teachers of Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, George, Pearl River and Stone Counties. Includes classroom, laboratory and field based learning activities. First day is at USM Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, and second day at Crosby Arboretum; must attend both days. CEUs provided. No registration fee required. Please note that registration for this workshop is not through the Arboretum. Please contact Shelia A. Brown (shelia.brown@usm.edu).