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Davis Bayou Announces Memorial Day Weekend Programs

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Date: May 14, 2013
Contact: Stacy Speas, 228-230-4100

Gulf Islands National Seashore Announces Memorial Day Weekend Programming, Davis Bayou, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

The Mississippi District of Gulf Islands National Seashore offers a Memorial Day holiday weekend filled with free guided walks.Alligator Walks will be held twice daily from Friday, May 24 until Tuesday, May 28, 2013."With the arrival of warmer weather, why not take some time to explore the natural beauty of Gulf Islands National Seashore during the Memorial Day weekend?" says Superintendent Dan Brown.Meet the ranger or intern at Pavilion #4 in the Davis Bayou Area at the times and dates listed below.

Alligator Walk

Do alligators hibernate during the winter?How fast can they move?What do they eat?Meet the ranger or intern at Pavilion #4 to learn the answers to these questions and more.If weather permits, we will take a short walk to the freshwater pond to look for alligators.This program lasts about an hour.Dates and times are listed below.

Friday, May 24, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 25, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 26, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Monday, May 27, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 28, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

For more information on the Mississippi District of Gulf Islands National Seashore, call the visitor center at 228-230-4100, visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis, or follow us on Twitter @GulfIslandsNPS for news and updates.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Did You Know?

WWII dog trainers at Cat Island, Mississippi located at Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Because of the tropical-like conditions, the U. S. Army established the Cat Island War Dog Training Camp in south Mississippi during World War II. A variety of dog breeds were trained to guard, deliver messages, and attack the enemy. Cat Island is part of Gulf Islands National Seashore.