Children reconnect with the outdoors at Natural Science Museum - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Children reconnect with the outdoors at Natural Science Museum

Posted: Updated:
Smokey Bear talks to the children. Smokey Bear talks to the children.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Plenty of our children would rather play video games or watch TV than go outside and explore the woods. The U.S. Forest Service hopes to change that.

Over the next four days, the Forest Service is holding a special event at the Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. School kids are getting up close and personal with wildlife native to Mississippi. They're also learning how they can show responsibility for their environment.

Organizers say the young people who have attended are discovering lots of new things.

"When we see them, it reminds us of the excitement we have inside us when we get to work with natural resources every day. It's very fulfilling, uplifting for us," says Rick Lint, Deputy Supervisor with the National Forest Service.

Students are also listening to the Blues Ranger, a band made up of Forest Service employees who deliver conservation messages through music. 

Copyright 2013 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow