USM hosts Earth Fair

USM hosts Earth Fair

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Southern Miss students got some lessons in recycling and sustainability during an Earth Week event at Shoemaker Square Tuesday.

An Earth Fair featured several environmental organizations, including the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, the Mississippi Recycling Coalition and the Mississippi Sierra Club.

Education personnel with the Hattiesburg Zoo also brought some small alligators and turtles and Student Health Services also had several exercise activities for students to participate in.

On Wednesday, activities continue with a farmers market, also at Shoemaker Square.

And Friday, events will conclude with a field trip to a sustainable home north of Hattiesburg.