Saturday, June 3, 9:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Sharing Nature is a worldwide movement dedicated to helping children and adults deepen their relationship with nature, using creative, life-changing nature activities and Flow Learning™, a revolutionary teaching system that fosters empathy and makes ecological principles come alive. This hands-on interdisciplinary workshop will be taught by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Outreach Educator Sabrina Cummings. All materials provided. Bring a brown bag lunch. The workshop and CEU’s (.6) are FREE to K-12 educators.


Saturday, June 10 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Bring your camera for this walk with celebrated Gulfport photographer Alex North. Begin indoors with a brief introduction to tips and techniques, and then move outdoors to practice some of the techniques covered. Alex’s engineering background allows him to understand and predict how a scene will unfold, where to best position himself for a shot, and how his camera will react to various lighting conditions. But he points out that “regardless of what you think you know, be prepared for the surprise - it will be the difference maker in a photo.” Members free, non-members $7. Register by June 9.


Opening event: Saturday, June 10 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Gulfport photographer Alex North’s “Birds and Water” exhibit showcases coastal birdlife and Mississippi’s dynamic, unique Gulf Coast landscapes. In his book, “Mississippi Coast Blessings”, the collection of striking photographs is accompanied by commentaries putting the viewer in the picture by understanding the inspiration for a shot, learning about unusual weather conditions, or hearing his thoughts on a photo’s aesthetics, or why that scene spoke to him. Experiencing Alex’s photos will be an encouragement to spend more time out in nature, looking for similar peak moments to experience. Visit to see more of his work. The opening event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Exhibit on display through August 31.


Thursday, June 29 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Bees and gardens go hand in hand. These pollinating insects offer the benefit of increasing your yield of flowers, fruit, and seed.  Dr. Jeff Harris, Extension professor and research apiculturist, Mississippi State University, will provide an introduction to what you need to know to get started with beekeeping. To be covered: basic bee biology, how to choose the correct equipment and personal protective gear, common mistakes and valuable tips, how to grow your first colony of bees, and how to manage them throughout the year. Program free to members; $5 for non-members. Register by June 28.