Mississippi Ecological Services Field Office
Southeast Region


Education and Outreach

children holding bear mural poster. Credit: USFWS

Black bear habitat mixed-media mural created by Yazoo City students. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS

Connecting People to Nature

The Mississippi Field Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides information and programs to the public concerning threatened and endangered species, biodiversity, and wildlife ecology as well as other natural resource-oriented issues in Mississippi. We conduct educational and interpretational programs to a wide variety of audiences including, home school groups, public and private schools, scouts, conservation groups, garden clubs, rotary, library summer programs and more. We believe education is key to preserving our natural resources for future generations to enjoy.

We also participate in special events such as Endangered Species Day and International Migratory Bird Day and festivals like the Great Delta Bear Affair. Most years we set up an informational booth at the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza in Jackson -- come visit our booth to learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Malika Shettar was our first youth ambassador! Visit her webpage to see what she did while part of the USFWS.

Link to Let's Go Outside Webpage

For kids, parents, and educators - there are a lot of fun things to do outside in nature.

Link to Junior Duck Stamp Webpage

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic arts curriculum where kindergarten through high school students learn about wetlands and waterfowl conservation.


Black bear skin rug and girls at an educational black bear program. Credit:  Terri Jacobson, USFWS
Educational black bear program at Rollingfork Public Library. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
biologist teaching about fish to a group of girls.  Credit:  Terri Jacobson
Biologist teaching children at Pathways to Fishing event. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
children playing endangered species trivia activity. Credit:  Marion Sansing
Celebrating Endangered Species Day with a trivia contest. Credit: Marion Sansing, Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
RBiologist speaking about rivers.
Biologist speaking about the Mississippi River ecosystem on boat tour. Credit: USFWS
At Bird Booth in Natchez
Bird watching booth at Wild Days Festival in Natchez. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
Nature Detective campers
Nature Detectives with their journals. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
Bird beak adaptations activity
Enjoying an activity at Bird Camp. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFS
two girls with their bear masks.  Credit Terri Jacobson
Two students showing off their bear masks. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS


Last Updated: April 18, 2013