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Haunted Science Trail, a lesson in biology with a twist.

Photo by Jeff Dailey Photo by Jeff Dailey

 The University of Southern Mississippi Roots N' Shoots Chapter and the Department of Biological Science offered an alternative to trick or treating for Halloween.

A Haunted Science Trail was held in the Biological Sciences Learning Center, located in the basement of Mississippi Hall. The trail was launched in 2005 to create a hands-on learning activity to engage Southern Miss students in getting children excited about biology and science. The trail itself, is a revised version of a standard biology trail with unique, exciting, and spooky twists. It was created by the students who also served as tour guides and provided entertainment.

"I hope they get a better understanding for science in general, but especially biology, We are focused in that area at the Biological Science Learning Center and we just want to give them a better appreciation for the life sciences," said Michael Sellers, BSLC Director.

This year hundreds of kids and adults were expected to visit the trail.

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