Upcoming Events

Star Party

December 14, 2019 at the Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center. See flyer below to see what you missed and plan to join us next year! Photos with Santa from Star Party 2019 can be found here:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/MKRcMZ6cMjtJdhav8

Batik Workshop

January 18-19, 2020. More details coming soon.

Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival

April 4, 2020. More details here: http://grandbaynerr.org/celebrate-the-gulf/.

Past Events (in chronological order)

Water/Ways Exhibit

October 20-November 30, 2018 at the Ocean Springs Municipal Library. For more information about the exhibit, please visit: http://mshumanities.org/event/water-ways-ocean-springs/ or watch this video: https://www.wlox.com/video/2018/10/16/ocean-springs-library-hosts-waterways-exhibition/ . The Grand Bay NERR hosted presentations and events during the week of November 13-17. For more information about Grand Bay NERR events that week, please contact Avery Sward at avery.sward@dmr.ms.gov.

Art + Science: Works on Exhibit by Beth Appleton

November 16- December 8, 2018 at the Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center.

Beth Appleton is an artist currently based on the Gulf Coast in Florida. She works closely with the NERR system, particularly the Apalachicola NERR in Florida, and we are excited to have her work at the Grand Bay NERR here in Mississippi. Beth came to us about a year ago to collect plankton samples from our estuary for her artwork. She has sorted through these samples to create digital microassemblages, videos, and her signature art form- cut paper assemblages. Her work is colorful and unique, and she aims to bridge art and science with her pieces. You can find more information about Beth by visiting her website: http://bethappleton.net/.

Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Q&A

November 17, 2018, 9:30 am – 11:00 am at the Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center. Hunters joined us for an overview of Refuge hunting rules. US Fish & Wildlife representatives were on hand to answer all your questions. Hunting permits were also available. For questions about the Q&A event or to request another session in the future, please contact Margo Posten at margo.posten@dmr.ms.gov or 228-697-0205.

Star Party

December 15, 2018 at the Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center. See flyer below to see what you missed and plan to join us next year! Photos with Santa from Star Party 2018 can be found here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/FTuVaKPj2xAqDwz69.

Batik Workshop

January 12-13, 2018 at the Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center. This workshop costs $60/person to cover art materials and food. Dorms are also available for $15/person per night. For more information, please see the flyer below.

Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival

We hosted the Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival in conjunction with Art in the Pass in Pass Christian, MS. Celebrate the Gulf was held on Saturday, April 6 from 10 am – 3 pm. For more information and for updates, check out the Facebook event here: Celebrate the Gulf Facebook. We’ll see you again next year on the first Saturday in April!

Botanical Watercolor Workshop

Celebrate Earth Day with art! Spring is in full bloom at the Reserve, so what better way to spend a relaxing Saturday while learning about some of our native wildflowers?

Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) Workshop

This year’s theme is “Enkindled in Ecology,” where the focus will be on fire ecology. Fire might seem like a negative event, but some habitats actually need fire to be a thriving ecosystem. Learn more about it in our 3-day TOTE workshop, which is open to informal and classroom educators, no matter what grade(s) you teach! Did we mention FREE CEUs?

Twenty years of Grand Bay NERR

Raptor Road Show

August 17, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center. Free show! Space is limited. Register at https://raptor_road_show.eventbrite.com.

Fly Tying Class

Hunting Q & A

National Estuaries Day

Seaside with Scientists

Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrated National Estuaries Day on September 28! Guests took a boat trip down beautiful Bayou Heron where they met our scientists and explored several different habitats. They learned how scientists conduct research in the field and use that information to help protect our estuaries.

Our building was also filled with family fun activities! Guests took a guided tour down our boardwalk, and designed their own reusable tote bag with block prints. Guests also explored our estuary science room where they saw critters that live in an estuary. Our environmental partners set up exhibits to show you more of what they do to conserve our environment! We commemorated our 20th anniversary as a Reserve with cake!

Southern Association of Marine Educators (SAME) Annual Meeting

November 8-9, 2019. 


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