Mississippi Ecological Services Field Office
Southeast Region


Celebrating Endangered Species Day

looking at poster art

Looking at endangered species posters. Artwork created by school children. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS

Endangered Means There is Still Time; Extinction is Forever

The Mississippi Field Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not only celebrates Endangered Species Day each May but we also celebrate endangered species throughout the entire year.


Since we are an Ecological Services Field Office, our biologists are endangered species experts. We use the best science and available information to study and conserve plants and animals that are already listed as threatened or endangered or those that may become candidates for listing in the future. Our conservation planning biologists, review projects for impacts to listed species and to their habitats and then they make recommendations to avoid or minimize any project impacts.


Working with partners in education and outreach, we provide information and programs on biodiversity and endangered species to both adults and children. For the past two years several grade school classes have created endangered species poster art that we share through public displays and on this web site. Some of the art work was featured at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson.



To see some of the endangered species poster art, click here.


For more information about endangered species or to schedule a teacher workshop contact Terri Jacobson.



table set up with display and handouts for endangered species day:  Terri Jacobson
Celebrating endangered species day at the Natural Science Museum. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
children playing endangered species trivia activity. Credit:  Marion Sansing
Learning about endangered species with a trivia contest. Credit: Marion Sansing, Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
Child's drawing of American bald eagle and United States flag. Credit:  Terri Jacobson, USFWS
American bald eagle and flag poster art. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
Child's drawing of Mississippi gopher frog.  Credit:  Terri Jacobson, USFWS
Mississippi gopher frog poster art.Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
man and two children learning about endangered species at FWS booth. Credit:  Terri Jacobson, USFWS
Visiting Service booth for coloring sheets. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
A family strolls past student endangered species art on display.  Credit:  Terri Jacobson
Children's endangered species poster art on display at Mississippi Natural Science Museum.Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
child's drawing of indigo snake. Credit:  Terri Jacobson
Indigo snake poster art. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
Child's drawing of ringed map turtle. Credit:  Terri Jacobson, USFWS
Ringed map turtle poster art.Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS


Last Updated: April 18, 2013