Press Release

Monday, March 06, 2017


Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Museum “Summer Camp 2017” Online Registration Now Open

JACKSON-Remember those magical childhood summer days spent exploring the outdoors? This June, your children can experience similar adventures! Register your children for summer camp at MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Age-appropriate camps include: "Go Outdooors … Camp!", "Jr. Naturalist Camp", and "Field Camp" for youth entering kindergarten through entering twelfth grade. A Preschool Camp is also offered for children aged 3 - prek-5 accompanied by their caregivers.  

"Campers spend their time enjoying outdoor investigations and hands-on learning opportunities," says Museum Director Charles Knight. For details on each camp (including dates, times, dress, and meals) and to register, visit http://www.mdwfp.com/museum today. Spaces are limited to keep the camps as hands-on as possible.

"Go Outdoors ... Camp!": Engages young campers in a variety of outdoor nature activities including hiking, bug hunts, wetland exploration, arts and crafts, and survival skills. Campers will practice archery, net aquatic species, track woodland animals, and munch on wild edibles.

Jr. Naturalist Camp: Gives campers a chance to participate in indoor and outdoor activities that focus on the ecosystems of Mississippi. Campers learn about identification, collection, and conservation of our native species. This camp includes one overnight stay.

Field Camp: This ecology-based camp focuses on field collection and study of our native species. Each day will involve travel to a field study site to learn the collection techniques of real field biologists. This camp includes one overnight stay.

Preschool Camp:Get wet! Learn about the many ways "Wonderful Water" is used by people and in nature!

For details, call 601-576-6000 or visit http://www.mdwfp.com/museum. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/msnaturalscience or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MSScienceMuseum or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/MSScienceMuseum.

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