The following educators, local experts and enthusiasts will be sharing their knowledge and skills through presentations and demonstrations at the 2017 Delta Woods & Waters Expo:


  Butterfly Woman- Monica Newman Moore

  Moccasin Woman- Rosa Hall

  French Marine- Brian Mast

  Turkey Calling - Kenny Weiss & Rick "Hoot" Bradley

  Hunter Safety & Midway Youth Shooting Range  - National Wild Turkey Federation, Matt Wilkins  link

  Small Boat Handling and Water Skills - Gene Boothe, local canoe and kayak tour guide and instructor

  Fly Fishing and Tying - Chuck Fisk and the Eastern Shore Fly Fishers link

  Rod and Reel Combo Casting - Mobile Bay Kayak Fishing Association link, Kyle McDowell, Jim Parker and Chris Golemon

  Live Raptor Program - Environmental Studies Center of Mobile, with Anita Salinas and Susan Clement  link

  Wildlife Diversity:  Delta Mammals and Reptiles - Shonda Borden  and Mark Wetzel of 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center

  Daphne Search and Rescue Team - Land, On-the-Water and Underwater Rescue - link 

 Search & Rescue Dogs - Alabama Task Force 1 K9

  Woodland Nature Walk - Fred Nation, field botanist, freelance writer, environmental consultant and writer 

  Spinning Handspun Yarn - Linda Smith, Educator

  Estuary Life - Discovery Hall Educators, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, with Sara Johnson (Thurs. & Fri. school days only)   link

  Marine Activities and Marine Resources Touch Tank - Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, with Chris                    Denson   link    

  Archery Demonstrations - Tom Neal, with the assistance of the Mobile Council of the Boy Souts of America

  Boating Safety - United States Coast Guard Auxillary, with Larry Jensen  link

  Personal Watercraft (Jetski) Similator -  Alabama Marine Police, with Wade Fail  link      link

  Daphne Search and Rescue Team - Land, On-the-Water and Underwater Rescue - link

  Scouting and Boy Scout Village - Jon Nobles and Scout Troop 177  link

   "Leave No Trace" Camping -  Pete Haring, Master Educator in the Leave No Trace Program  link

   Apalachee Museum - 5 Rivers Staff   link

  Team River Runner -  Team River Runner is more than an adaptive sports program - it offers wounded and disabled veterans the                      opportunity to embrace new challenges, invoke leadership, and promote camaraderie through paddling programs.   

  Cypress Gift Shop - The shop is continuously filled with beautiful nature-related gifts, many handcrafted items and artwork at 5 Rivers    Delta Resource Center.  Planned Meet and Greets, demonstrations and exhibits for Saturday's Family Day will include Perdido           Vineyards, Woodturners, Randi & Charles Evans, and Authors Jerry Sumrall and Peco Forsman.

   Delta Boat Tours ($5 per passenger for half-hour cruise) - Take a relaxing cruise on the 40' pontoon-style catamaran vessel named              Osprey.  Canoe & kayak rentals also available by 5 Rivers Delta Safaris.  Advanced Ticket Sales or call 251-259-8531 -  link

   Archaeology Museum of the University of South Alabama - Authentic games which were played by Native Americans will be                           featured for everyone to try!    link

   Weeks Bay Watershed Wagon -  Mike Shelton

  Stauter and Wooden Boat Exhibit - On-land display of Stauter-Built, Lyman and other vintage wooden boats at 5 Rivers' Bartram    
           Landing.

  Basics of Beekeeping -  Apiarists, Rebekah Hargraves and Becca Fritschle, Baldwin County Beekeeper Association   link

  Handcrafting of Traditional Cast Nets and Fishing Nets  -  Henry Barnes, Sr., Master Net Maker

  Handcrafted Cedar Strip Kayaks and Canoes - Louis Wall of Mobile   link  link

  Geocaching - Tips for experts and instruction for the beginner geocacher from David Copeland and Janise Cloer

  Birdwatching 101 - A presentation by wildlife guide, Carol Furman, in the Tensaw Theater

  Delta Reptiles - Tim Cooper, Joel Borden and the 5 Rivers staff, along with the Southwest Alabama Herpetological Society

 Spanish Fort Jazz Band 

  Mix 99 Live Remote

 Rock Climbing Wall - Alabama National Guard 

 Insects- Donald Yee

Sea Scouts- James Ward












- Photos of some of our wonderful Expo presenters -
Spanish Fort - "Gateway to the Delta"
2017 Expo Presenters