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Special Events

Monthly Events

NATURE TALKS for the whole family
(3rd Thursdays @ 6:00pm)
Join local experts to explore nature-related topics throughout the year.  Corresponding on-topic activities are available for children. You can even bring a brown-bag dinner to enjoy while listening!

NOTE: Jackson Audubon Society meetings are open to the public but do not include a children's activity.


* February 27, 2024: Jackson Audubon Society: Chris King will talk about starting up JAS kids' camps!

* March 21, 2024: Felder Rushing, host of NPR's The Gestalt Gardener

* April 18, 2024: Wesley Shoop

* May 28, 2024: Jackson Audubon Society: (topic TBA)

* May (dates TBA): "Snappy Sync Fireflies" slideshow and walk

* June 20, 2024: Children and Nature Lisa Poe OTR/L and Bryson Rial OTD, OTR/L

* July 18, 2024: TBA

* August 15, 2024: TBA

* September 19, 2024: TBA

* October 17, 2024: TBA

* November 21, 2024: TBA

* December 19, 2024: "Winter Solstice"


January 19, 2023: "Your Friendly Neighborhood Chicken Snake" with Dr. Frank Hensley, Professor of Biological Sciences, MC

February 20, 2023: Water Stewards Workshop

February 28, 2023: Jackson Audubon Society: "Map Turtle of the MS River" with Dr. Will Selman, Millsaps College

March 23, 2023: "Native Gardening" with Dr. Audrey Harrison, Research Entomologist, Engineer Research & Development Center

April 20, 2023: "White Nose Syndrome and Bats" with Kaitlin Cross, Mammalogist at MS Museum of Natural Science 

May 23, 2023: Jackson Audubon Society Meeting

June 22, 2023: "Central Mississippi Turtle Rescue" with Christy & Luke Milbourne, Founders & Directors of Central MS Turtle Rescue

July 20, 2023: "Honey Bees" with Master Gardener Sheila Williams

August 22, 2023: Audubon Society Meeting

September 21, 2023: "Adventures in Garbage" with Sherry Surrette, Environmental Educator, MSU Extension Office

October 24, 2023: Audubon Society Meeting: "E-Birding Basics"

Nature Nuts explore topics through children's literature, movement, and art!

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2024 Topic List:

January 19: Animal Homes

February 16: Winter Birds

March 15: Animal Tracks

April 19: Hummingbirds

May 17: Butterflies

June 21: Life in the Water

July 19: Summer Birds

August 16: Life in a Tree

September 20: Spinning Spiders

October 18: Bats

November 15: Leaf Hunt

December 20: Who Hibernates?

2024 Topic List:

January 4:  SUCCULENTS

February 1: BIRDS OF PREY


April 4: SNAKES



July 4: FERNS

August 1: SPIDERS

September 5: TURTLES

October 5: BATS

November 7: OWLS

December 5: (TBA)

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Paint Parties occur 3-4 times annually.
(2024 dates TBA)

Join a local, certified instructor for beginner-level yoga in the beauty of Price Hall at the nature center!  Bring your own mat, or borrow one of ours.


Text @ccncyoga to 81010 to receive yoga class updates, including unexpected last-minute cancellations.


Each session is limited to 12 participants.  Walk-ins are welcome, but preference is given to those who have pre-registered.  Please arrive a few minutes early for your first session, to give time for filling out a pain questionnaire.

Please print, sign, & bring the participation waiver & medical questionnaire with you to your first class.

Join local artists as they guide participants in creating their own nature scenes using watercolor, acrylic, or mixed medium. Artist, medium, and theme vary from month-to-month, so check our Facebook page or online shop for specifics about each session.

Come solo or grab some friends for an adults-only evening of painting & socializing! All art supplies and light snacks provided. Bring your own beverage, spirited or non-spirited.

Anyone over age 18 is welcome.  Must be Age 21+ and be able to show valid ID in order to bring and/or consume alcohol.

Sign up online:

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Meeting Dates

Feb 17th

March 23rd

April 27th

May 25th

June 29th

July 27th

August 31st

September 28th

October 29th

November 30th (tentative)

December 28th (tentative)

Yearly Events

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Native Plant Sales

Shop a wide variety of native trees, perennials, grasses and ferns!

- Arbor Day Sale: February 10, 2024
- Spring Plant Sale: April 13th, 2024
- Fall Plant Sale: Nov 9th, 2024

*Please contact us if you have cuttings or thinned seedlings of native plants to donate, to help expand our biodiversity and plant sale inventory!

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