Enjoy spring on Rhodes Bayou in Moss Point
| The weather forecast for the annual Birds of a Feather Fundraiser is shaping up to be perfect just like the menu and the group of supporters! Come join like-minded friends from the community for this indoor, outdoor social event and help raise funds to continue providing environmental educational programs for all.|
Tickets are $75 each or $125 per couple. A limited number of tickets will be sold. Purchase tickets online HERE or stop by the Center.
The evening attire is classy casual, and the evening entertainment is local favorite “Jen and Tonic” in the Perch.
| Sponsors and Chefs to Make Fundraiser Best EVER!|
| This year’s fundraiser has an impressive list of sponsors and supporters, including our Premier Sponsor Ingalls Shipbuilding. Without the support of these business and industry partners, the Pascagoula River Audubon Center would not be enjoying its eighth year in downtown Moss Point.|
Annual donors Chevron and Mississippi Power round out our large donor list with a great group of existing and new business partners. Remember to support those who support PRAC.
New this year will be “small bites” presented by area chefs. The menu options will range from chicken bombs, to shrimp and grits and even some jambalaya with a signature drink created by 701 Craft Advisory.
Guests in attendance will also be eligible for one of several door prizes including a golf and stay package from Boomtown, locally made pottery, and a signature piece of glassware by Swampgirl Glassblowing.
And a special thanks to the Moss Point Garden Club who is providing table centerpieces that will also be available for purchase.
Make plans to come NOW. Purchase tickets HERE!
| Desperately Seeking Teachers...sort of!|
| With summer camp quickly approaching, PRAC is once again seeking support of local teachers interested in serving as camp counselors, gaining outdoor experience with different age-group children, and earning CEUs all at the same time!|
Camp dates have been released and registration opens today, but to make the camps continually successful, PRAC relies on a host of volunteers. Once again PRAC will partner with the University of Southern Mississippi to offer CEUs for teachers who volunteer. The number of CEUs will be determined soon but should range between 2 to 2.5 per week.
Interested? Click HERE to receive more information as it becomes available.
| 2023 Discovery Camp Registration Opens TODAY!|
| Are you ready for the summer? We ARE! Registration for 2023 Discovery Camps opens today. Click HERE for more information and HERE to register. All registration goes through Camp Docs, and returning campers will simply update information and choose a camp week.|
The Kinder and Middle camp weeks are only four days due to Monday, June 19, being a Juneteenth national holiday. The tuition reflects the absence of one day.
Camp tuition is $175 for all participants in 5-day camps and $140 for participants in 4-day camps. Members receive a $15 tuition discount. Payment for all camps will be due by June 10, 2023.Camp Hours and Length
Camp runs Monday/Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please send your camper with both a snack and a bag lunch. We do not provide any food to campers.
Sample Camp Schedule
9:00 – 9:15 Check in
9:15 – 10:15 Activity one
10:15 – 10:30 Snack Break
10:30 – 11:30 Activity two
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch
12:00 – 12:40 Activity three
12:40 – 1:00 Nature Playground
Camp spots will be reserved only after a camper profile is created and tuition has been paid. Camp tuition is due by JUNE 10, 2023.
| Celebrate April as Native Plant Month|
| The month of April has been officially dedicated by the Mississippi Legislature as a month to focus on Native Plants, and PRAC intends to celebrate with an ADMISSION-FREE Earth Day Festival.|
The annual Spring Native Plant sale will be April 21 and 22, and a variety of perennials, shrubs and trees will be available for purchase. Come walk the grounds and see the native plants in action and choose what works best in your landscape!
A push to make this month more observable in municipalities and school districts in Jackson County is also underway. Stay tuned for more information!
| When to Expect Hummingbirds in Your Yard This Spring|
| Flowers are beginning to bloom, and hummingbirds are starting to return from their southern winter sojourns. Here’s a regional guide for when they should arrive and the food they’re seeking.|
| Spring Break Vacay at PRAC|
| Spring Breaks are upon us, and Rhodes Bayou is a perfect spot for exploring, picnicking and enjoying nature…and affordable. With a fleet of 10 single kayaks, 4 tandem kayaks and a pedal boat, PRAC can accommodate your large group or you as an individual.|
Single kayaks rent for $20, tandem kayaks for $35 and the pedal boat for $40, all for up to three hours of exploration. PRAC provides the paddles and life vests for your bayou and river outing. You provide the picnic and people.
Member rates are discounted to $5 for single, $10 for tandem, and $20 for pedal boat. Memberships are good for a calendar year from date of purchase. To become a member, click HERE.
Call ahead to reserve your kayaks or pedal boat during regular business hours.