January 17, 2019  

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Haunted Halloween Science Trail at Southern Miss Set for Oct. 25

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Southern Miss students dress in Halloween costumes and serve as tour guides for the annual Roots N' Shoots Haunted Trail held on the Hattiesburg campus. (Submitted photo)

The University of Southern Mississippi Roots N’ Shoots chapter, along with the Department of Biological Sciences, is hosting the Haunted Halloween Science Trail on Friday, Oct. 25 in the Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC), located in the basement of Mississippi Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

Tours begin at 4 p.m. and will continue until 7 p.m. The event is open to the community. Entry is free, but donations are accepted.

Don’t miss the Haunted Halloween Trail where all ages can discover the “spooky science” happening at the BSLC. The trail is appropriate for all ages and represents a revised version of the standard biology trail with unique, exciting, and spooky twists. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume.

The trail is created and hosted by Southern Miss students who serve as tour guides and provide entertainment. 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. 

Roots N’ Shoots involves youths and college students who enjoy learning about biology and providing educational outreach service to 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.

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