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Hills Contact Information

Name of Org of Facility
Contact Info
Coverage Area
Ages Served
Cost
Types of Programs
DeSoto County Soil & Water Conservation District

Meleiah Tyus

desotocountyswcd@gmail.com

662-412-9152

Hernando, MS

http://www.desotoswcd.com

DeSoto County
K - Adult
Fees May Apply*
3rd Grade & Annual Public Tree Giveaway, various kid, adult and teacher programs, Envirothon, Teacher Workshops, Conservation & Ag Adult Workshops. Contact office for more information.
Keep Oxford/Lafayette County Beautiful City of Oxford Recycling

Connie Hunter

connie@oxfordms.net

662-232-2745

Oxford, MS

facebook.com/Oxfordrecycling

Oxford/Lafayette County
K - Adult
Free
Educates students and residents about recycling and conservation of our natural resources. Lessons about Recycling in Oxford, Garbage Pizza, the Enviroscape, and the "The Incredible Journey".
MS Dept. of Transportation (MDOT)

Courtney Collins Goode

cgoode@mdot.ms.gov

662-563-4541

Batesville, MS

http://GoMDOT.com

Northwest, Delta and Central MS
K-3rd Grade & 4-5 Grade- Myrtle the Turtle, Youth, Adults
Free
Myrtle The Turtle Educational Program, Adopt A Highway Program, Inmate Litter Removal Program, MDOT Booth to promote keeping Mississippi Clean
Mississippi Bug Blues

Beverly Keasler  

bkm105@msstate.edu

662-418-2085

Mississippi State, MS

http://msbugblues.com

Mostly NE MS but can travel statewide for large events
K - Adult
Fees may apply*
Educate the public on invasive insect species. However, we can adapt our programming to a variety of interests. Our traveling invertebrate zoo includes a diversity of insects, tarantulas, millipedes and more!
MDWFP Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Northeast Mississippi
K- Adilt
Fees may apply*
Wildlife including but not limited to Reptiles, Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, Endangered Species, Girl and Boy Scout badges, teacher workshops, conservation and environmental education programs.

*Most Outreach programs are free. Fees apply for museum programs and badge programs. Teacher workshops may/may not have fees

Delta Contact Information

Name of Org of Facility
Contact Info
Coverage Area
Ages Served
Cost
Types of Programs
MS Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Wanda Woodard

wwoodard@mdot.ms.gov

662-746-2513

Yazoo City, MS

GOMDOT.com

Delta and Central, MS
K-3rd Grade & 4-5 Grade- Myrtle the Turtle, Youth, Adults
Free
Myrtle the Turtle, Enviroscape, Adopt a Highway, Inmate Litter Removal Program for City and County entities, Environmental Education. Set up booths at Educator Events and Community Events around the state.
MS Dept. of Transportation (MDOT)

Courtney Collins Goode

cgoode@mdot.ms.gov

662-563-4541

Batesville, MS

GOMDOT.com

Central, Northwest and Delta, MS
K-3rd Grade & 4-5 Grade- Myrtle the Turtle, Youth, Adults
Free
Myrtle The Turtle Educational Program, Adopt A Highway Program, Inmate Litter Removal Program, MDOT Booth to promote keeping Mississippi Clean
MDWFP Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Jackie Henne-Kerr

jackie.kerr@mmns.ms.gov

601-576-6000

Jackson, MS

mdwfp.com/museum

Northwest, MS
K - Adult
Fees May Apply*
Wildlife which includes Reptiles, Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, Endangered Species, Girl and Boy Scout badges, teacher workshops, conservation and environmental education programs.

*Most Outreach programs are free. Fees apply for museum programs and badge programs. Teacher workshops may/may not have fees

Pines Contact Information

Name of Org of Facility
Contact Info
Coverage Area
Ages Served
Cost
Types of Programs
Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Copy Copy

Courtney Collins Goode

cgoode@mdot.ms.gov

662-563-4541

Batesville, MS 38606

http://GOMDOT.com

Central, Northwest and the Delta, MS
K-3rd Grade & 4-5 Grade- Myrtle the Turtle, Youth, Adults
Free
Myrtle the Turtle, Enviroscape, Adopt a Highway, Inmate Litter Removal Program for City and County entities, Environmental Education. Set up booth at Educator and Community Events.
Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Copy

Daphne Scott

dscott@mdot.ms.gov

601-684-2111

McComb, MS

http://GOMDOT.com

Southwest and South Central, MS
K-3rd Grade & 4-5 Grade- Myrtle the Turtle, Youth, Adults
Free
Myrtle the Turtle, Enviroscape, Adopt a Highway, Inmate Litter Removal Program for City and County entities, Environmental Education. Set up booth at Educator and Community Events.
Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Connie McMullan

cmcmullan@mdot.ms.gov

601-683-3341

Newton, MS  39345

http://GOMDOT.com

Central and Southeast, MS
K-3rd Grade & 4-5 Grade- Myrtle the Turtle, Youth, Adults
Free
Myrtle the Turtle, Enviroscape, Adopt a Highway, Inmate Litter Removal Program for City and County entities, Environmental Education. Set up booth at Educator and Community Events.
MDWFP Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Deb Waz

deb.waz@mmns.ms.gov

601-576-6000

Jackson, MS 39202

http://www.mdwfp.com/museum

Northeast MS
K - Adult
Fees May Apply*
Wildlife which includes Reptiles, Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, Endangered Species, Girl and Boy Scout badges, teacher workshops, conservation and environmental education programs.

*Most Outreach programs are free. Fees apply for museum programs and badge programs. Teacher workshops may/may not have fees

Capital Contact Information

Name of Org of Facility
Contact Info
Coverage Area
Ages Served
Cost
Types of Programs
MS Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Daphne Scott

dscott@mdot.ms.gov 

601-684-2111

McComb, MS 

http://GOMDOT.com

Southwest and South Central, MS
K-3rd Grade & 4-5 Grade- Myrtle the Turtle, Youth, Adults
Free
Myrtle the Turtle, Enviroscape, Adopt a Highway, Inmate Litter Removal Program for City and County entities, Environmental Education. Set up booths at Educator Events and Community Events.
MS Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Wanda Woodard

wwoodard@mdot.ms.gov

662-746-2513

Yazoo City, MS 

http://GoMDOT.com

Delta and Central, MS
K-3rd Grade & 4-5 Grade- Myrtle the Turtle, Youth, Adults
Free
Myrtle the Turtle, Enviroscape, Adopt a Highway, Inmate Litter Removal Program for City and County entities, Environmental Education. Set up booths at Educator Events and Community Events.
MS Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Connie McMullan

cmcmullan@mdot.ms.gov

601-683-3341

Newton, MS

http://GoMDOT.com  

Central and Southeast Central, MS
K-3rd Grade & 4-5 Grade- Myrtle the Turtle, Youth, Adults
Free
Myrtle the Turtle, Enviroscape, Adopt a Highway, Inmate Litter Removal Program for City and County entities, Environmental Education. Set up booths at Educator Events and Community Events.
MDWFP Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Sabrina Cummings

sabrina.cummings@mmns.ms.gov

601-576-6000

mdwfp.com/museum

Southeast and Coastal, MS
K - Adult
Fees May Apply*
Wildlife including but not limited to Reptiles, Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, Endangered Species, Girl and Boy Scout badges, teacher workshops, conservation and environmental education programs.
MDWFP Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Jennifer Jerrolds

jenniferje@mmns.ms.gov

601-576-6000

https://www.mdwfp.com/museum

Central, MS
K - Adult
Fees May Apply*
Wildlife including but not limited to Reptiles, Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, Endangered Species, Girl and Boy Scout badges, teacher workshops, conservation and environmental education programs.

*Most Outreach programs are free. Fees apply for museum programs and badge programs. Teacher workshops may/may not have fees

Coastal Contact Information

Name of Org of Facility
Contact Info
Coverage Area
Ages Served
Cost
Types of Programs
Mississippi Aquarium

Elizabeth Whigham

education@msaquarium.org

228-241-1300

Gulfport, MS

All of MS
K - 12
Fees May Apply*
MSAQ can bring Aquarium to you! Lesson plans and programs include STEAM curriculum.
PLACE:SLR (Program for Local Adaptation to Climate Effects: Sea Level Rise)

Ali Rellinger

a.rellinger@placeslr.org

228-546-1023

Biloxi, MS

https://coastal.msstate.edu

MS, AL, NW FL
High School
Free
The Sea-Level Rise in the Classroom curriculum for high school students (See website for more information)
MDWFP Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Sabrina Cummings

sabrina.cummings@mmns.ms.gov

601-576-6000

Jackson, MS

http://www.mdwfp.com/museum

Southeast and Coastal Mississippi
K - Adult
Fees may apply*
Wildlife including but not limited to Reptiles, Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, Endangered Species, Girl and Boy Scout badges, teacher workshops, conservation and environmental education programs.
INFINITY Science Center

Donna Torres

dtorres@visitinfinity.com   

228-533-9025 

Pearlington, MS

https://www.visitinfinity.com

Coastal Mississippi
K - 12th grade
Fees may apply*
We offer a variety of environmental education programs like water quality, pond micro or macro biology, dissections, watersheds, and animal adaptations.
Marine Fisheries Ecology Program/MSU

marcus.drymon@msstate.edu

amanda.jefferson@msstate.edu

228-546-1031

Biloxi, MS

coastal.msstate.edu/marine-fisheries-ecology

Coastal Mississippi and Alabama
Elementary school through adult
free
Teach the public about bony fishes and elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) of the north-central Gulf of Mexico through booths and educational programs.
FISHES: Fishermen Invested In Science, Healthy Ecosystems and Sustainability

marcus.drymon@msstate.edu   

amanda.jefferson@msstate.edu   

228-546-1031

Biloxi, MS

coastal.msstate.edu/fisheries-fishes

Coastal Mississippi and Alabama
Adult (age 18+)
Fees may apply*
The FISHES course is designed to extend practical, science-based information to fish enthusiasts in an easy-to-digest format.
Mississippi State University Coastal Conservation and Restoration program

Eric Sparks

eric.sparks@msstate.edu

228-388-4710

Biloxi, MS

coastal.msstate.edu/ccr 

MS and AL Coasts
K - Adult
Fees May Apply*
MS Master Naturalist, MS Student Naturalist, MS Coastal Cleanup, MS Inland Cleanup, Living Shorelines Program

*Most Outreach programs are free. Fees apply for museum programs and badge programs. Teacher workshops may/may not have fees

Statewide Contact Information

Name of Org of Facility
Contact Info
Coverage Area
Ages Served
Cost
Types of Programs
Freedom Ranch Wildlife Center

Krissy Hamilton

freedomroe@outlook.com

(601) 310-9473  

https://freedomroe.wixsite.com/

freedomranch

statewide
All ages
Fees may apply*
Specializes in MS native birds of prey. Hands on live presentations with birds of prey, reptiles and mammals.
MS Soil & Water Conservation Commission

Lauren Dettwiller

LDettwiller@mswcc.ms.gov

601-354-7645

Jackson, MS

https://www.mswcc.ms.gov/

Statewide
Free
Conservation education for schools and teacher workshops, field days.
Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Jessica Warrington

jwarrington@mdot.ms.gov

601-359-7111

Jackson, MS

http://GoMDOT.com

Statewide
K - 5th
Free
Myrtle the Turtle, Enviroscape, Adopt a Highway, Inmate Litter Removal Program for City and County entities, Environmental Education. Set up booth at Educator and Community Events.
Keep Mississippi Beautiful (KMB)

Sarah Kontouris, Executive Director

sarah@keepmsbeautiful.com  

601-853-4441

Madison, MS

http://www.keepmsbeautiful.com

Statewide
K5 - 12
Free
We can coordinate with each teacher/school to meet your needs. We offer hands on activities as well as a powerpoint presentations for larger groups.
Envirothon, MS Soil & Water Conservation Commission

Chelsey Gazaway

Chelsey.Gazaway@ms.nacdnet.net

662-809-0968 or 601-354-7645

Jackson, MS

mswcc.ms.gov/mississippi-envirothon

Statewide
9th - 12th
Free
The Mississippi Envirothon is a hands-on natural resource competition designed to challenge students in grades 9 through 12 to explore the natural world around them.
Adopt-A-Stream

Debra Veeder

dveeder@mswf.org

601-605-1790

Jackson, MS

www.mswildlife.org/adopt-a-stream

Statewide
K - Adult
Free
Aquatic or Envirothon programs can be tailored to your classroom and/or field studies, Scouts, Library, Field Days, Enviroscape to demonstrate water pollution, teacher workshops. Contact for more info.
Project Learning Tree (PLT)

MS Forestry Association

601-54-4936

Jackson, MS

www.msforestry.net/page/PLT

Statewide
K-12 students or preservice, formal and nonformal
Free
Project Learning Tree conducts professional development workshops for educators to use the outdoors as an extension of the classroom. Participates in educational events with a focus on forestry and natural resources.

*Most Outreach programs are free. Fees apply for museum programs and badge programs. Teacher workshops may/may not have fees

 
 
 
 
 
 

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