Pascagoula River Audubon Center
Moss Point, MS
Nature and Nurture New Year Continues
Nature and Nurture New Year Series Continues in February
PRAC kicked off 2021 with Nature and Nurture New Year in January and will continue this series throughout the year.  The second Saturday in the series will be Birding on the Bayou on February 20, 2021.

The gates will open at 8 a.m. with FREE admission for all.  Similar to the January event, the day will begin with a group yoga session with Claire Faccini at 8 a.m. for only $10 per person and bird watching with Miss Katie at 9 a.m.  Special guest Mark Walsh will share his experiences as a weather observer in Antarctica at 9:30 a.m. followed by a designing with natural products at 11 a.m. with Wanda Norton.

One-hour kayak rentals will begin at 8:30 a.m. for bayou exploration.  Single kayak rentals are $5 and tandem rentals are $10.  Member kayak rentals are FREE.  PRAC provides paddles and life vests.  

To reserve your spot for yoga, kayaking, guest presentation or natural designing, click HERE.

Social distance must be maintained while on site at PRAC, and face masks are required inside all buildings.  
Glass Blowing: Back by Popular Demand!
After nearly a year’s absence, Solange Ledwith from Swampgirl Glass Blowing will be back at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center offering one-on-one glassblowing sessions to create stemless drink glasses.

The 20-minute sessions will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, and will continue throughout the day until 4 p.m.  Sessions are $65 per person and must be reserved through the artist by clicking on this link. Participants must return to PRAC to pick up the glassware after it has finished baking.

During this session, guests may choose the color of the glass used and will have the opportunity to help shape the glasses using with the guidance from Swampgirl.
Mark Your Calendar!
The staff at PRAC has been busy booking rentals of the facility for weddings, showers, retirement parties and birthday gatherings.  Due to the increase in rental interest, a schedule of Saturday events has been created for the year. 

The Picnic at PRAC will be our spring fundraiser. This will be a family-friendly event to enjoy the first day of spring. Menus and event details developing.  More information will be distributed very soon. 

Plans for summer camps are also underway, and additional information will be posted soon.  Stay tuned!
Plants Arriving for Spring Sale
Plants to be sold at the Spring Native Plant Sale in April have already begun arriving. Potting and nurturing will take place in the Chemours Native Nursery so that the plants will be healthy and strong in time to bring color and blooms to the landscape.

This will be the third Spring Native Plant Sale held at PRAC, and it will also be our largest.  More than 1,800 perennials, shrubs, vines and ferns will be available for purchase. New varieties of plants have been added based on feedback from patrons in the past.

For a complete list of available plants, go to our website. Visit PRAC Saturday, March 20, for a sneak peek at the merchandise and learn more about specific species that will work best in your landscape.

Online sales with curbside pickup along with on-site sales will be available for this spring event.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page and web site for updates!
Our Flock is G-R-O-W-I-N-G
The Pascagoula River Audubon Center is overwhelmed with the continued support from long-time patrons and welcomes new friends to the flock! 

Support comes in all shapes and sizes...no support is too big or too small. Some supporters provide talent and others provide treasure, but without both, PRAC could not survive.

So, how can you provide support?  We are always looking for volunteers to help with plant and critter care, guest services, and educational programs. To become a volunteer, click HERE.

Not able to volunteer?  No problem. Financial support can be donated when visiting PRAC, through sending a check to the center at 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point, MS 39563, or digitally HERE

Remember that the Pascagoula River Audubon Center is  a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our federal tax ID number is 13-1624102.
Win This Framed Sandra Eisler Print
Win this beautiful print by Sandra Eisler as part of our spring raffle.  This framed print of “Enchantment” was donated to the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, and we want to give YOU the opportunity to own it! The measurements are 31-inches by 26 inches...perfect for a large wall!

Tickets for this piece of art are $5 each or 5 for $20.  The value of this framed print is $200. Tickets may be purchased online HERE or when visiting PRAC.  The drawing will take place on May 1, and proceeds will go toward educational supplies for summer camps.
The Pascagoula River: A Treasure Trove of History Exhibit
Take a step back in time through the winter exhibit in the Moss Point Fine Art Gallery at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center called, “The Pascagoula River: A Treasure Trove of History.”

The exhibit, built around the John Baptiste Delmas home art that was donated by Guy Stone Stricklin, spotlights the history of the Pascagoula River. Artifacts that date back to the 1500s are on display that help create images of a time long ago but not forgotten. This exhibit is an extension of the artifacts on display in the Trolley Ticket Booth.

The John B. Delmas House, ca. 1850, was part of the Front Street Historical District in Pascagoula at the end of Dupont Street.  It overlooked what is now Ingalls Shipbuilding where the Pascagoula River flows into the Mississippi Sound.  This site is also believed to be the battle area of the Pascagoula Indians and Biloxi Indians, and where the “singing” of the river is best heard.Visit PRAC during regular operating hours between January 27 and March 2 to view the exhibit.  The exhibit is free, but donations are appreciated.  Photographs were donated by Dr. Wayne Adkison and artifacts are on loan from Pete Floyd.
Live Your Best Life Through Yoga
Are you looking for an exercise plan for 2021 that does more than work your muscles?  Well give Yoga a try!

Yoga does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It's a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation.

Yoga Instructor Claire Faccini will be offering yoga for all skill levels during a 4-week session. Beginning February 13, yoga will take place in the Moss Point Fine Art Gallery at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center from 9 to 10 a.m.  Session fees are $10 per participant per week, and all participants must provide yoga mats.

Participants may register ahead of time or drop in, but space is limited.  Please click HERE to reserve your spot.
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