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B.B. King Museum’s “Art of Living Smart” Students to Visit MDWFP’s Science Museum

On July 22, 2016, eighty children from the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center’s “The Art of Living Smart” program will visit the MDWFP’s Museum of Natural Science (Science Museum)! The students will enjoy a Creature Feature with Conservation Educator Corey Wright and tour the museum. The idea for the tour sprang from a recent visit by Science Museum staff to the B.B. King Museum in which staff discussed opportunities to partner and promote one another.

“We are excited to participate in these types of collaborative programs and events with our museum partners throughout Mississippi and hope that this event launches ideas for more cross-promotions and events,” explained Angel Rohnke, Assistant Director of the MDWFP’s Museum of Natural Science.

According to Tiffany Sibley of the B.B. King Museum, “The Art of Living Smart” program provides 80 elementary and middle school children from Sunflower County, ages eight through 17, with opportunities to learn healthy lifestyles through fun and interactive activities including reading, art projects, cooking, music, dance, and exercise. Children learn how their bodies function and how making healthy choices affects their moods, energy levels, and school performance. They practice making healthy choices each day as they fully experience things that are beyond their current realm of experience. They take home Daily Healthy Choices Challenges to share with their families.

“We are so pleased to provide a museum admission scholarship for these students to explore our fascinating museum and to learn how natural science relates to what they’ve been learning this summer,” said Chris Zachow, President of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation Board of Directors.