From press reports
Students participating in the CAPPS Summer Jam program have spent the summer exploring duck life in Mississippi.
Faculty and staff from Mississippi State University’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture and the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education collaborated with CAPPS staff to create a summer filled with hands-on literacy, mathematics, and science activities based on wildlife conservation and duck habitats on a local level. Students worked in teams to research specific duck species and presented their findings to fellow classmates.
Students also built special duck boxes to provide local Wood Duck populations additional nesting and breeding habitats. Students also went on several field trips to local wildlife refuges and to the Museum of Natural Science in Jackson.
The program ended with the placement of the duck boxes at several locations around the county and at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge.
The CAPPS staff state they are pleased with what the students accomplished this summer and are looking forward to the start of the afterschool program in August.
The local CAPPS program (Changing Academic Progress and Promoting Success) is an after school and summer program located at Eiland Middle School, Noxapater and Nanih Waiya.
For more information about the CAPPS afterschool and summer program, please contact the CAPPS office by calling 773-2035.