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Inside Out is Hattiesburg Zoo’s free education outreach program in which the Zoo brings animals to Pinebelt schools to provide hands-on experience and education about the animal kingdom.

Each semester the Zoo brings an onsite learning adventure to area schools featuring live animals and knowledgeable educators. This semester’s theme focuses on the difference between inner and outer skeletons. Animals include snakes, tarantulas, and barred owls.

“We were inspired to create this program because we realized just how many people did not know that certain animals, like snakes for example, have bones. It is my hope that we can bring these animals to classrooms full of students of all ages and educate them about our animals,” said Jeremy Cumpton, Hattiesburg Zoo education manager. 

The presentations last approximately thirty minutes but can be tailored to fit a school or classroom’s schedule. The curriculum provided is based on the Mississippi Department of Education’s Life Science Competencies. 

All the details for Inside Out can be found in the flyer. Click here to download or contact us to set up your outreach session!