Natural Resources & Environmental Studies

Estuarine Education Center

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Gautier, Mississippi

The Estuarine Education Center is located on the Mary Walker Bayou in close proximity to the Pascagoula River, is comprised of an Outdoor Recreation Leadership Center and the Natural Resources & Environmental Studies building.  These facilities contain administrative, classroom, and laboratory spaces designed to educate teachers, students and the community about environmental stewardship, ecological issues, ecotourism and wetland issues and leadership.  All of the buildings and infrastructure, including the boardwalks and nature trails are designed and constructed in accordance with sustainable design strategies, as well as current guidelines for building in coastal areas.