TO: News editors, directors
WHAT: Project WetKids is hosting the second summer of ‘Camp Leonardo: Where Science Meets Art’ with Mississippi Gulf Coast students in grades 3 – 5.
WHERE: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs
WHEN: Thursday, July 14. The students will be separated into groups and rotate through 45-minute art and science sessions between 11:20 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.
SPECIFICS: Each morning, students learn about wetlands and the habitats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In the afternoon, students incorporate the science and beauty of nature into art projects while painting, constructing habitat boxes, designing stencils, creating fish prints, developing wetland models and carving three-dimensional clay creations.
Project WetKids, created through a partnership with the National Science Foundation, The University of Southern Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, provides students and families on the Mississippi Gulf Coast the opportunity to meet with regional scientists, engineers and naturalists to learn more about the local wetland, estuary and watershed.
CONTACT: Southern Miss Gulf Coast University Communications at 228.865.4573.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .