Rain Barrel Workshop @ Coastal Resources Center
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am


Rain barrels collect and store water during storms that can be used for: watering your lawn or plants in your garden, washing your pets, and cleaning your car. They are a great way to save money on your water bill while helping reduce the impacts of storm water runoff.
The Grand Bay NERR will be conducting a workshop on August 26th with information on rain barrels and their importance followed by the construction of the barrels. Please contact Dennis McGrury to register (228-523-4190 or Cost is $35 per barrel constructed.

Science, Syrup, and Sausage @ Coastal Resources Center
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am



Come join us at this free event for pancakes and sausage. Then, stick around for interesting talks by graduate students who have conducted research here at the reserve. These will be short, five minute presentations and an opportunity for the audience to interact with the researchers. Presentations are designed to communicate relevant science topics to the Grand Bay community. There will also be chances to win a Grand Bay NERR prize pack! Space is limited and registration is required.

National Estuaries Day: Seaside with a Scientist @ Coastal Resources Center
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm



We will be hosting a special adventure quencher where you will be taken by boat through beautiful Bayou Heron to meet scientists and explore several different types of habitat. Tour our interpretive center and enjoy our exhibit hall full of interactive displays by other related organizations.
• At the NERR: The Coastal Resources Center (6005 Bayou Heron Rd, Moss Point, MS 39562) will be open from 9am-2pm for families to explore & interact with exhibitors.
• Lunch: Provided to the first 200 guests (sponsored by Chevron).
• Boat Rides: Explore the Reserve by boat & learn how scientists conduct research in the field and use that information to help protect our estuaries and other coastal habitats.
• Reservations: The boat rides are from 8:00am until 12:00pm.Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call (228) 475-7047 or email
Life jackets will be provided. However, infants must bring their own appropriately sized life jackets. Please wear closed-toed shoes, bring snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, and bottled water. Be prepared for hot weather. You may also want to bring binoculars, cameras, field guides, etc.


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