USM, EPA to sign agreement to boost Coastal education opportunities

USM, EPA to sign agreement to boost Coastal education opportunities

Ocean Springs, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi and the Environmental Protection Agency are about to begin a new partnership which will increase environmental education opportunities on the Gulf Coast.

Later this week, the EPA and USM will sign a memorandum of understanding at the university's Gulf Coast Research Lab.

It'll mean new resources and expertise for local K-12 programs, as well as undergraduate and graduate work.

"We're going to put together this umbrella memorandum of understanding, which means if an opportunity presents itself, very rapidly, we can exchange resources and personnel, to supplement a program," said Gordon Cannon, vice-president for research at Southern Miss.

The agreement will be signed Friday afternoon at the GCRL's Field Studies Building in Ocean Springs.