Science Café on the Coast Dives into the Summer Reading Program

News item published on: 2019-06-04 10:55:19

Science Café on the Coast is collaborating with the Summer Reading Program at West Biloxi Public Library for their first kid-focused Science Café presentation. Kids of all ages are invited to attend “Mississippi Sharkology: Taking a Bite Out of the Myth” on Wednesday, July 3 at 10 a.m. at West Biloxi Public Library.

Jill Hendon, a research scientist and the interim director of the Center for Fisheries Research and Development in the University’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering located at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), will give a hands-on presentation about sharks found in the Gulf of Mexico. She will have shark specimens, including jaws, teeth and pieces of shark bone for attendees to touch and hold.

Science Café offers those with minimal background in science the chance to meet and discuss issues in a relaxed social setting, and is a collaboration between The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Harrison County Library System, Long Beach Public Library, and Hancock County Library System. Science Café is free and open to the public.

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West Biloxi Public Library is located at 2047 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS 39531. For more information about this event, contact Mary Cooper at or 228.388.5696.