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Lake Thoreau Environmental Center

Outreach Programs

Our outreach programs through the Department of Biological Sciences are designed to excite students about science and nature, incorporating games, activities and live animals. Content discussed can be tailored to your course material, and we can create programs for any group size. Can't determine what you'd like us to discuss? Feel free to choose a topic from the most common presentations listed below:


  • Animal Adaptations - an educating program with information about many of our native species in Mississippi and how those animals are able to survive
  • Animal Classification - this program describes the key characteristics of the major animal groups, and how those animals are classified by scientists
  • Endangered Species - a program focused on establishing how biologists determine how species become endangered and how we continue research and programs that help bring species back from an endangered status
  • What's for Dinner? - this program discusses predatory/prey relationships. Students will identify different types of predators, characteristics of each type, and play games describing those relationships


To reserve your outreach program, please contact us through the 'contact us' icon on our main page. To ensure that your program can be reserved, please make reservations at least two weeks before your desired date. Programs cost $50 and can last up to 2 hours.

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Lake Thoreau Environmental Center
150 Lake Thoreau Road

Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays

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