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Our nature center could not be possible without the continued support of the greater community in the Hattiesburg area. By donating to Lake Thoreau Environmental center you will assist us in our continued mission of creating an experience-based education experience. 


Every item donated makes a difference at Lake Thoreau! Items can be dropped off at the Natural History Collections Building at Lake Thoreau between 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays. If you have any questions regarding items on this list, please contact Mike Davis at mike.davisFREEMississippi


If you would like to purchase any of these items online, please mail items to:

Mike Davis

Department of Biological Sciences

The University Of Southern Mississippi

2609 West 4th Street

Hattiesburg MS, 39401


Education Supplies

  • Sterilite 3.75-Gallon (15-Quart) Latch Storage Boxes
  • Paint brushes
  • Construction paper, assorted colors
  • Aquariums
  • Aquarium filters
  • Peterson Field Guide books
  • Any books relating towards wildlife education, naturalists, conservation or environmental stewardship
  • Children’s scissors


Administrative Supplies

  • Self-sealing laminating sheets
  • Printer paper


 Grounds and Building Supplies

  • Shovels
  • Garden rakes
  • Sunflower seed
  • Wood screws (2” to 4”) for outdoor use
  • Extension cords
  • Work gloves, assorted sizes
  • Treated lumber (various sizes)

 Other Supplies

  • Fiberglass canoes 
  • Canoe paddles
  • Life Vests, assorted sizes


  • Small-scale carpentry (various projects)

Contact Us

Lake Thoreau Environmental Center
150 Lake Thoreau Road

Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays

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