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CSpire presents 7th Annual Mississippi Science Fest

By: Anne Summerhays - September 12, 2022

The event will be hosted by the four museums of Jackson, Mississippi’s LeFleur Museum District on September 15-17, 2022.

From September 15-17, 2022, CSpire presents the 7th Annual Mississippi Science Fest. The event showcases science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) industries, organizations, and innovation happening across the state.

“MSF aims to engage students, families, adults, and educators in a fun and interactive learning environment that promotes science education and workforce development,” the Mississippi Science Fest said. “This year’s special guest speaker features Major League Baseball executive, architect, and urban planner, Janet Marie Smith!”

The four museums of Jackson, Mississippi’s LeFleur Museum District that will host the festival include:

  • MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 
  • Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
  • Mississippi Children’s Museum
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum​​​

Event tickets will admit you to all four LMD museums on Saturday, September 17.

On the first day of the festival, the CSpire C3 Jr. Coding Challenge will take place. The event is invitation only that includes elementary age students from schools and organizations across the state. These students will be challenged to use their technical abilities and critical thinking skills to navigate through obstacles.

Science After 6 will also take place on Thursday, September 15.

“The community is invited to help kick off the 7th Annual MSF at one of Jackson’s newest and most eco-friendly gathering spots, the Ecoshed, for Science After 6,” MSF said in a release. “Tickets are $15 each and include bits, bytes, and one beverage. This event is sponsored by C Spire and Southern Farm Bureau.”

In partnership with MSF, the four LMD museums are inviting students to attend a special STEM-themed Field Trip Friday on September 16th. MSF said that the museums will host a day dedicated to promoting STEM subjects and increasing science literacy for field trip guests.

For this year’s MS Science Fest, Major League Baseball (MLB) executive, architect, and urban planner Janet Marie Smith will be speaking to JPS students during MSF’s Field Trip Friday and at the MS Sports Hall of Fame Saturday Morning and the Mississippi Children’s Museum Saturday afternoon.

On September 17th, all four LMD museums will host a day dedicated to promoting STEM subjects and increasing science literacy. 

The Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian is also celebrating STEAM in conjunction with the Mississippi Science Festival. Science Saturday offers an inclusive environment that inspires children and families to explore STEAM concepts and uncover possible careers for children in Mississippi.

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Anne Summerhays

Anne Summerhays is a recent graduate of Millsaps College where she majored in Political Science, with minors in Sociology and American Studies. In 2021, she joined Y’all Politics as a Capitol Correspondent. Prior to making that move, she interned for a congressional office in Washington, D.C. and a multi-state government relations and public affairs firm in Jackson, Mississippi. While at Millsaps, Summerhays received a Legislative Fellowship with the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi where she worked with an active member of the Mississippi Legislature for the length of session. She has quickly established trust in the Capitol as a fair, honest, and hardworking young reporter. Her background in political science helps her cut through the noise to find and explain the truth. Email Anne: