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Mississippi Arbor Day Celebration

Friday, February 10, 2017   10 a.m. - Noon

Location:  MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

County:  Hinds

For more information please contact  the Visitor Information Specialist at  601-576-6000.

 Arbor Day Kids

Join us for displays and crafts focused on Mississippi trees and their past and present roles in our environment. A live Tree Giveaway is also scheduled (while supplies last).

Note: Activities subject to change.

Arbor Day in Mississippi is Friday, February 10, 2017. Join us at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science for an Arbor Day tree giveaway, proclamation reading, exhibit displays, crafts focused on Mississippi trees, and a live animal presentation.

Event highlights include:

  • Tree giveaway
  • Special appearance by Smokey Bear
  • Arbor Day Proclamation reading & procession
  • Leaf print ID craft
  • Titanoboa exhibit will be open
  • Scuba fish feeding at 10:00 a.m. 
  • LIVE animal presentation at 11:00 a.m.

Mississippi has been celebrating Arbor Day since 1926 as a special day to recognize the statewide contributions of trees and forests. The State of Mississippi benefits from forestry, which contributes $12.79 billion to the state's economy, over $20 million (on average) toward education through School Trust Land timber sale revenue, and employs almost 70,000 people.

On Arbor Day and Tree Planting Week community partners, families, and friends join together to celebrate the benefits of trees and urban forests to recognize the unique beauty and diversity of our native trees, which provide a powerful and lasting impression on visitors and lifelong memories for residents. Trees will be planted statewide, creating a lasting legacy for future generations.


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