Pascagoula River Audubon Center
Moss Point, MS
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Lights, Camera, Action!
The Pascagoula River Audubon Center will be the spotlight of a new marketing and promotional video for the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

A Memphis advertising agency spent an entire day filming staff and friends at PRAC as part of a video to promote the Mississippi Gulf Coast away from the coastal beaches.  There was a generational theme to the piece which will focus on many local residents along with the local history.

Special thanks to Eric Richards and Wayne and Vicki Adkison who helped make the videoing realistic as featured local residents.

Once complete, the video will be placed on the Expedia.com website for vacationers looking to visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast!
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Audubon for the Holidays!
As the holidays approach, remember to make the Pascagoula River Audubon Center part of your holiday travels for shopping, relaxing and enjoying the season.

The holiday season kicks off Sunday, November 6, with Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Enjoy a visit to downtown Moss Point and visit Burnham’s and Audubon for some special discounts and treats.

Guests visiting Audubon will be treated to snacks and spirits of the season along with eligibility to win various door prizes.  All guests will receive a 25% discount on ONE item from the Hidden Heron Gift Shop (excluding consignment items) and a chance to win a 2022 PRAC Ornament.

The fun continues with Shop Small Saturday, November 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. Again, refreshments will be provided with special discounts on gift shop items. This is a great place to purchase one-of-a-kind items and locally-made art.

Saturday, December 3, will be the annual Holiday Marketplace at PRAC offering FREE admission for all. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., vendors will be available for your shopping needs, and bring along the children who will get to see live animals and bird banding.  Entertainment will be provided, and remember to bring along you camera for a shot with Santa!

Do you have a great chili recipe?  If so, enter our chili cookoff and share your secret recipe.  For a small fee, chili tasting will also be available, and guests pick the People’s Choice award winner.

At the end of the Marketplace, make your way to Main Street for the annual Christmas street parade followed by the Christmas by the River lighted boat parade that will begin at dusk.

Sunday, December 18, will be Luminary Night in Moss Point.  Many streets will be lined with soft light luminaries from dusk until 9 a.m.  As you drive, remember to dim your lights and drive slow to enjoy the glow!

 
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Reserve Your Annual Ornament Today!
Bring PRAC home for the holidays with its annual Christmas ornament.  This year’s ornament is hand-crafted by Lisa Hawley Robertson and features one of the winter migrating species, the white pelican.  It will be dated for 2022 and only a limited number will be made.

Share a small piece of home by giving this memorable gift.  Preorder yours today HERE.
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Add a Little Sparkle to your Tree
Swampgirl Glass Blowing is returning for a weekend of sessions where guests can create ornaments for trees.  These are a little different from ornaments made in the past and allow the guest to be a bit more creative with the shape.

Glass sessions are $55 each and are available Friday, December 2, Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 3. Each session last 15 minutes, and participants may choose their own shapes and colors to create a memorable ornament.

To register for a session, click HERE.  Sessions fill quickly, so don’t delay.
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Winter Camp May be Helpful
You made your list. You checked it twice. But, by darn, you always forget something.  

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center is offering Winter Camp for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.  The K-2nd grade sessions will be December 20 and 21 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and the 3rd-5th grade camp will be December 20 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. These will be great times for parents to do last-minute shopping or pick up additional items for the holidays.

Camp tuition is $35 and will include games, activities, and a children’s holiday house where they may shop for family and friends.

Space for each camp is limited, so reserve your spot now HERE.
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Sponsor Spotlight: Mississippi Power Company
On behalf of all the members of the local Pascagoula River Audubon Center, I want to share with you information about one of our important supporters that helps to keep our doors open.

As a 501C(3) non-profit organization, PRAC depends on the donations and sponsors of individuals, business and industry for financial support.  This month we want to spotlight Mississippi Power, a Southern Company, as one of our largest supporters.


Mississippi Power has provided financial support for community, children and volunteer programs and events. They have also supported conservation efforts, installing a nesting platform in the marsh that houses Osprey and Great-Horned Owls at various times of the year. Mississippi Power employees are also vital volunteers throughout the year for maintenance projects, festivals, and education programs. We also welcome Mississippi Power employees to use our meeting space available in the Moss Point Fine Art Gallery. 

Mississippians understand the importance of conservation, especially those of us lucky enough to be born and raised on the Coast. As a lifelong Mississippian, I personally value and appreciate the support of the industry and communities we serve for current and future projects at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center. 

Thanks to Mississippi Power for its continued support! 

You too can become a supporter of the Pascagoula River Audubon Center.  Every dollar counts and remains at the local center for local programs and events.  Click here to donate.



 
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Butterflies in the Pass
On a beautiful Saturday morning at War Memorial Park in Pass Christian, Audubon Delta staff and volunteers helped celebrate pollinators at the Butterflies in the Pass Monarch Festival.

Throughout the daylong event, Audubon staff provided educational programs for  festival visitors to share information about the benefits of pollinators, their life cycles, and what we can do to help them thrive, including planting native vegetation in our yards.

During fall migration, it is especially important to provide sources of food for birds traveling through the area on their journeys south. At the Audubon booth, visitors were able to learn more about coastal birds and color a feather bookmark to use in their favorite bird guide at home!
 
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Audubon Academy Draws Large Crowds
Children from all across South Mississippi and Alabama are flocking to the Pascagoula River Audubon Center to take part in the Audubon Academy homeschool sessions.

Each session is tailored for the appropriate grade level and offers a large variety of topics.  Children involved in the program are offered opportunities to explore the 10-acre site, complete hands-on experiments and crafts, and gain knowledge about the local ecosystem.

November 30 will be the final session for 2022 for grades K through 5, and December 14 will be the final session for grades 6-8.  Each session has a limited number of spaces, so participants are encouraged to reserve seating ahead of time.  

Session reservations are available online HERE.
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Hot Roddin' Tots Stole the Show at Cruisin'
Audubon’s youngest explorers are taking the center by storm during this year’s Nature Tots programs.

Each Thursday morning, PRAC is welcoming up to 24 tots and their caregivers for nature literature, exploration and crafts. From 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. there is a flutter of activity as the 2 to 5 year old children follow the theme created by Miss Katie.  Each week has a different theme, and tots are welcome to come at any time.

Tot tuition is $5 and caregiver tuition is $2.  Member caregiver tuition is waived.  Check out the website for more information about weekly themes.  
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5107 Arthur St., Moss Point, MS 39563
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