MRCS Young Explorers Field Trip to the Phoenix Fire Museum & Fort Conde

Tuesday, October 1st, 9am – 11am

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Cost: FREE ~ Deadline: Monday, September 30

Registration via an email to Young Explorers Field Trip Coordinator Michelle Landrum,

This fun and educational morning of guided tours begins at the Phoenix Fire Museum then transitions to a historic take on Fort Conde!

Middleton Farms Guided Interactive Tour

Open to all MRCS families

Location: 21500 Otis Cooper Rd., Moss Point, MS 39562

Thursday, October 10th, 9:30 am

Cost: $7 per person, 2 & under free

Deadline: Friday, October 4


Tour a working farm; Farming in History vs. farming today; Cow Care; Milking demonstrations; Calf to cow life cycle; Bottle feed a baby cow; Playtime on playground; Butter making experiments

Picnic facilities available for use after the tour for those who want to pack a lunch. Check out their Facebook page:

And this great article:

Register via the MRCS form; Print here: Field Trip Registration Form. Deadline is Friday October 4th. Contact Michele Landrum @ for questions/concerns. This is going to be fantastic tour for all age groups!

Institute for Marine Mammals      

Friday, Oct 18  ~ 9:30 – 12:30pm  ~ Cost:   $7  Student   $9 Adult

Deadline to Register: Friday, October 4

Register by completing and sending this form with your check to the MRCS Office: Field Trip Registration Form

The Field Trip will begin in the Auditorium with an introduction to exotic birds focusing on habitat conservation; and a short introduction to the history & mission of IMMS.

After this we will split into groups of no more than 25 for activities including:

  • A visit to the Discover Room touch pools for hands-on instruction about indigenous marine life.
  • A visit to their Museum, where students can learn more about the sea turtles and marine mammals that are rehabilitated at this facility.
  • They can also find a shark tooth or shell in our Fossil Dig to take home.

Other activities may include:

  • Rescue Relay, an outdoor activity providing an overview of our field work rescuing marine mammals.
  • An encounter with some of our resident reptiles such as snakes, bearded dragons or alligators.
  • Fish Biology, an introduction to fish anatomy.
  • Scavenger Hunt, utilizing displays in our Museum to learn about marine mammals & friends.

The Field Trip concludes with a visit to the Dolphin pool to see the animal care staff feed and train our resident dolphins, Bo and Buster.

**As of Tuesday, September 3, 2013 they have added a sea lion presentation to their program which will be included in our tour at no extra charge.

If you wish to eat lunch there are picnic tables that you are welcome to use with soft drink machine on site – but no other vending facilities                Preview IMMS with your students through the  Mississippi Roads program can be viewed here:

A preparatory instruction Booklet can be downloaded for your use at:

Playhouse in the Park  “Dracula” ~ Thursday, October 24, 11:00 am ~ Cost:   $8  per person

Deadline to Register:   Friday, October 11;

Register by completing and sending this form with your check to the MRCS Office: Field Trip Registration Form

“Dracula” is based on Bram Stoker’s original Gothic novel about the infamous vampire – with Stoker’s original text along with dazzling theatrical special effects that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats!  Parental discretion is advised as this show is geared toward Middle and High School Students.

Young Explorers’ Outing

Friday, October 25th @ 10am~Lavretta Park~200 Parkway St W, Mobile, AL 36608 (Old Shell Road @ Parkway St. W.)

Join us at the park/playground for play, friendship, and fun!  We will be making paper plate “masks” and decorating fall-themed cookies.

This event is free and everyone is invited. The coordinator will be providing the supplies for masks and cookies, but if you’d like to contribute, it would be much appreciated.  Contact Michele Landrum at or 679-0696 to confirm your attendance, ask questions, or volunteer to bring some supplies for the Fall fun!

Seward Farms and Corn Maze ~ TUESDAY, October 29,  10:30 am ~ Cost $8  per person

Deadline to Register:  Friday, October 11;

Register by completing and sending this form with your check to the MRCS Office: Field Trip Registration Form

Educational Field Trips such as farm visits are more important today than ever before, as fewer children live on a farm or have other opportunity to see how plants and animals are grown for food.  Seward Farms is an ideal classroom! This is a 3rd generation, working family farm with over 4,800 acres.  They have continued to grow and make improvements, and strive to make every year a new and different experience. They grow cotton, peanuts, grain and beef cattle and, of course, corn—with a good chunk set aside for the Seward Farms Corn Maze!

Field Trip Includes:

20 minute Agriculture Presentation
Hay Ride
Corn Cannons
Cow Train Ride
3 acre Corn Field Maze
Animal Farm Alley
Jumping Pillow
Playground Fun

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Sea Turtle Program – CANCELLED DUE TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

 Open to all MRCS families!

Wednesday, October 30th @ 10am

Location: Fort Morgan Peninsula

Suggested age group: ALL ~ Cost: FREE

Join us for a fun-filled educational program at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge! Students will learn everything there is to know about Alabama’s sea turtles and then have a chance to construct their very own sea turtle nest.  This program takes place on the beach and lasts close to an 1.5 hours.  Class size is limited to 20 students, so reserve your spot now via email to the coordinator, Michele Landrum @ for more information regarding the refuge.