MMNS Events

3rd Annual Science Makers

Friday, March 08, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Location: MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

County: Hinds

For more information please contact the Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000 or by email at

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Join us for an event where you can meet and celebrate the women and minorities who are changing the face of scientific exploration!

This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about careers with STEM professionals and by engaging in hands-on science activities.

ADMISSION: $6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3 and up. Under 3 are FREE. Museum Members are FREE. For more information, or to make a field trip reservation, call 601-576-6000.



* Learn what a career in bird conservation is like and explore bird identification with Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program's Molly FolkertsLearn about beach-nesting birds of Mississippi and use binoculars and a spotting scope to practice identifying birds that can be seen at the museum.



* Cool Fun with Dry Ice! Young scientists will be filled with excitement as they explore the properties of matter using dry ice, led by Makeicha McWilliams of Hinds K-12. Activities include: investigating what happens as you put dry ice in water, soap, and juice; competing in a short race to investigate which water temperature inflates balloons with dry ice the quickest; and lastly, students will have an opportunity to blow dry ice smoke rings with our hand-made Air ‘Zooka.



* Nkrumah Frazier, 
Sustainability Officer for the City of Hattiesburg Public Works Department, will discuss his unconventional career path and how following his passion landed him in not one but three dream jobs! Visit with Mr. Frazier during Science Makers.




* Cynthia J. Banks, Environmental Protection Specialist from the office of Safety and Environmental Management, will focus on the role of plastics in our environment and how we can reduce their use. 



* A compass tells you what direction is 'North', but have you ever wondered how it can do that? The answer has to do with something called magnetism. MC Chemistry Club is returning to Science Makers to lead activities centered around MAGNETISM

* Look at real microfossils under the microscope while learning how to date layers of the Earth using fossils in a process called fossil succession with the Dunn-Seiler Museum of Geoscience. Explore fossil and biostratigraphy fun with STEM professionals.




* Extract, isolate, and observe DNA from strawberries with Museum geneticist Sheena Feist. Sheena’s genetics research gives us information on the health of species populations in Mississippi and informs us about their distribution here. 


Join us at Science Makers to see these and other engaging exhibits to learn about STEM research and careers in our state!

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