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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Corey Wright, Conservation Educator

Corey’s smile is synonymous with our museum! 

 He has educated and delighted thousands of Mississippi students and museum visitors over the past 17 years. 

Get to know Corey in the interview below.

WHAT’S YOUR WORKDAY LIKE?

My day starts with animal care and ends with educating the public. You always meet new people.

ANY FUNNY WORK STORIES?

I had to lead a program on alligators for a group of second graders during my first week of work at the museum.

I reached down to pick the gator up and it tried to bite me!

When I tried to speak – nothing came out of my mouth!

Everything became hot and I passed out with an alligator on me! The kids thought the alligator killed me.

I guess they never saw anyone passed out with an alligator on them!

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS CAREER?

I love educating and helping people to develop an appreciation of life and nature.

You never know what mark you will leave on a person’s life!

HOW DOES YOUR JOB CONTRIBUTE TO CONSERVATION?

We teach about native and non-native life and the importance of each.

ANY ADVICE FOR A STUDENT INTERESTED IN A BIOLOGY OR MUSEUM CAREER?

What you are passionate about is where your purpose lies.

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