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Bayou Buzz: March-November 2018

Hot off the press! Enjoy the latest issue of Grand Bay NERR’s newsletter, Bayou Buzz (March-November 2018)!

Earth Day Art Workshop: Botanical Watercolor with Penny Crawford

Celebrate Earth Day with Grand Bay NERR by exploring botanical watercolor art. Guest instructor Penny Crawford will lead the workshop. Materials and supplies are provided with $40 workshop fee. Update: Workshop fee has been reduced to $30 to more accurately reflect material costs.  Full Instructor Biography: PENELOPE WALLACE CRAWFORD ARTIST BIOGRAPHY 2018   Penny was born and raised in Louisiana. She and her husband moved to Diamondhead, MS from Slidell, LA just in time for hurricane Katrina.  Drawing and an interest in nature were always a […]

Bayou Buzz: November 2017 – February 2018

Hot Off the Press! See what all the Buzz is about with our brand new newsletter Bayou Buzz! Inside you’ll find all sorts of fun articles from what’s happening here at the Reserve to research being done, and even learn about featured plants and animals! Check it out! Bayou Buzz (October-Feb18)

December Adventure Quencher: Star Party 2017

This year’s Star Party occurred on December 16, 2017, just past the peak viewing days for the Geminid Meteor Shower. But that didn’t stop some of our guests from seeing a few stray Geminid meteors! After a couple hours of partly cloudy skies, guests were treated to perfect clear skies for good views of the winter constellations. Our hayrides shuttled families to the Bayou Heron boat launch, where our telescopes, binoculars, and stargazing apps were set up by some of our staff and volunteers. Back […]

Bayou Buzz: July-October 2017

Hot Off the Press! See what all the Buzz is about with our brand new newsletter Bayou Buzz! Inside you’ll find all sorts of fun articles from what’s happening here at the Reserve to research being done, and even learn about featured plants and animals! Check it out! Bayou Buzz (July-October 2017)

Grand Bay NERR’s 18th Birthday Recap

Grand Bay NERR celebrates 18th birthday with a bash Thank you, JaxCoHome, for being a part of and capturing our 18th celebration of being designated as a NERR.

Grand Bay NERR’s Newsletter: Bayou Buzz

Hot Off the Press!   See what all the Buzz is about with our brand new newsletter Bayou Buzz! Inside you’ll find all sorts of fun articles from what’s happening here at the Reserve to research being done, and even learn about featured plants and animals! Check it out! Bayou Buzz (March-June17).pub

March Adventure Quencher: Art Workshop

In mid-March, the Grand Bay NERR held a three-day art workshop as part of the Reserve’s monthly community education “Adventure Quenchers,” where we bring guests from the public to visit the NERR for a fun, educational activity. While many Grand Bay NERR guests are local birders, travelers passing by from the interstate, or visiting researchers, our goal with this workshop was to invite artists to connect nature and art! For the second year, we partnered with the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) to co-host this […]

December Adventure Quencher: Star Party 2016

On December 17, 2016, the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve hosted their annual Star Party. This party was the Reserve’s monthly “Adventure Quencher,” where the public is invited to visit the NERR to participate in activities to become better stewards of the environment, all while having fun! A record number of 338 guests made it out to the Reserve to partake in all the Star Party fun. This year’s activities included a hayride to the boat launch for stargazing and learning about light pollution, […]

Grand Bay NERR’s Newsletter: Bayou Buzz

Hot Off the Press! See what all the Buzz is about with our brand new newsletter Bayou Buzz! Inside you’ll find all sorts of fun articles from what’s happening here at the Reserve to research being done, and even find a feathered friend! Check it out!       Bayou Buzz November 2017

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