bannerImage

Statewide Outreach

outreach_square_katfishinkidsThe Museum understands that while everyone needs to know about nature, not everyone can make it to the Museum. That's not a problem for the Museum's outreach team and partners. Through a wide range of specially designed programs, projects, and events, the Outreach Team brings the Museum to school children and adults statewide. Remarkably, our four Outreach Teachers directly instruct nearly 10% of the entire Mississippi Department of Education student population each year with dynamic interactive classroom programs conducted throughout the state.

 

 

 

Free "GO WILD" Classroom Programs

  • subject matter is inquiry-based and age/grade-appropriate (K-adult)
  • 45 minutes to 1 hour each
  • up to 4 programs possible per day
  • scheduling required


FREE educational programs about Mississippi wildlife are available for your classroom. Each age/grade-appropriate and inquiry-based program correlates with National Science Education Content Standards and the Mississippi State Frameworks. Interactive, exciting, and unique presentations even include live native animal demonstrations! Learn about endangered species, adaptations and native ecosystems plus much more!

Presentations include but are not limited to the following:

  • mammals
  • birds
  • reptiles
  • fish
  • invertebrates
  • plants
  • fossils

Click below for more information about programs in your community.

Southwest Mississippi
Southeast Mississippi
Northwest Mississippi
Northeast Mississippi

  outreach_photocaption_crystie

 

Community Activities
The Museum also provides an array of educational and entertainment opportunities to the broader community through lectures and live animal demonstrations. It fosters a variety of popular annual events designed to bring special audiences together to enjoy activities centered around specific topics, such as fishing, nature related crafts, fossil collecting, bird watching, and family fun.