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

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

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - 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.