Haunted Halloween Science Trail

The University of Southern Mississippi Roots N’ Shoots chapter, along with the Department of Biological Sciences, hosts the annual Haunted Halloween Science Trail in the Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC), located in the basement of Mississippi Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

Biological Sciences Learning Center, USM Hattiesburg Campus  |  See below for directions.

The trail was launched in 2005 to create a hands-on learning activity to engage Southern Miss students in getting children in the community excited about biology and science.

  • In past years, hundreds of children and adults have attended. 
  • The trail is created and hosted by Southern Miss students who serve as tour guides and provide entertainment.
  • The event is free of charge and open to the community.
  • Attendees should be sure to wear their Halloween costume.

The trail is appropriate for all ages and represents a revised version of the standard biology trail with unique, exciting, and spooky twists.

Roots N’ Shoots involves youths and college students who enjoy learning about and servicing their communities. Students plan and implement projects to benefit people, animals and the environment. The Southern Miss chapter was established in 2005. 

Globally, Roots N’ Shoots engages students through community service learning opportunities and activities.

Directions to the BSLC:

To visit the spooky and educational Learning Center, enter the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus on East Memorial Drive from Hardy Street and follow the signs to the Haunted Science Trail.