This Sunday at the Bluff

WHEN: November 22 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Plymouth Bluff Center 2200 Old West Point Road Columbus

SPEAKER: Jessica Tegt, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Agriculture Mississippi State University

The focus of Jessica’s research is wildlife outreach education and re-establishment of the North American Model for Wildlife Conservation. She is a co-founder of the Starkville Science Club, which teaches youth about wildlife conservation. She received her master’s degree in carnivore ecology from Utah State University. 

Jessica will briefly explain the North American Model for Wildlife Conservation established at the beginning of the 20th century by conservationists and sportsmen such as Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir.

She will talk about wildlife populations in the Southeast, specifically those indigenous to Mississippi, and the impact humans are having on them.

Current research directed at reducing damage to wildlife while maintaining strong, viable populations for future generations will be discussed. Pelt and skull specimens will be available for a more hands-on discussion of Mississippi’s wonderful and diverse wildlife.

A unique feature of this Sunday at the Bluff program will be an optional 30-minute nature walk to look for evidence of wildlife at Plymouth Bluff. Wildlife includes some elusive creatures, so we must, like detectives, look for signs such as tracks, scat, nests, rubbings, hair, and dens.

We hope you will join this fun fact-finding adventure.

For more information call (662)-241-6214 or visit www.plymouthbluff.com.

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