2022 NMFH VEC Spring Break Mystery Week
3/2/2022 8:33:04 AM
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) will host spring break programs from March 15 – 18 at 2:00 p.m. each day. Youth will learn about different predators for fish and how to identify these predators from specific clues. Each program will allow youth to see and touch real and replica specimens relating to each animal.
March 15: Fishing for Clues – Youth will learn to identify some carnivorous fish. VEC Staff will feed the “carnivores of the aquarium” after the program.
March 16: Mysterious Mammal – Many mammals prey on fish or are scavengers for "left-over" fish. Participants will follow clues to identify some unique mammals.
March 17: The Birds – The diet of many bird species consists mainly of fish. Youth will discover seven birds that are predators of fish.
March 18: To Catch a Reptilian Thief – Youth will learn more about particular species of snakes, turtles, and other reptiles that will consume fish!
The programs are included with the price of admission. Admission is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2.00 for youth ages 3-17 and adults over the age of 60. For additional information, or to pre-register a youth for the event, call the VEC at (662) 563-8068.
The VEC is part of the MDWFP’s North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and is located at Exit 233 east off I-55.