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Educational Opportunities

Educators have many opportunities at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and
Visitor Education Center (VEC). Educational groups have taken advantage of the guided tours, programs, hands-on activities, and workshops provided by the VEC.


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For teachers planning a field trip, the facility offers activities and tours for all ages and abilities. The NMFH VEC Teachers' Packet is a resource for educators, providing a detailed description of tours and programs. This information packet also answers a list of "Teachers' Frequently Asked Questions" and provides a look into Enid Lake's recreational opportunities.

Teachers' Packet

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At the Visitor Education Center, educators have had the opportunity to participate in teacher workshops. Many teachers of all grade levels and subject areas participated in Project WET, Water Education for Teachers and in WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands workshop, provided by the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. For upcoming workshops see the Events page.


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The NMFH VEC hosts Youth Art Contests through the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Foundation (MWFPF). From clay sculptures to oil paintings, young artists in four different age categories create illustrations of native Mississippi species. The winners in each category receive a certificate, and their work is proudly displayed at the Education Center and in the Mississippi Outdoors magazine.

2016 Youth Art Contest

2014 Youth Art Contest Winners

2015 Youth Art Contest Winners




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