Just getting outdoors can make you a more environmentally conscious person. It could even make you a more confident leader. What you’ll fi nd at the Estuarine Education Center (EEC) is a place you’ll want to visit time and again.
The EEC provides a great service to the community, giving residents and visitors tourism opportunities, including birding,
photography and paddling. School groups also visit the center where they get exposure to outdoor learning and leadership skills. Recreational activities include outdoor exploration and fi tness opportunities on the water, trails and ropes course. Surrounding bodies of water allow students to explore and expand their knowledge of nature and how to preserve it.
Be sure to include the EEC on your favorite-destinations list.
Outdoor Recreation Leadership Center
- Outdoor Recreation Leadership associate degree program
- Indoor rock-climbing wall
- Two classrooms, complete with multimedia
- Scenic deck (may be reserved for outdoor dining or relaxation)
Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Building
- Courses in natural and environmental sciences
- Wireless connection
- Biological science lab
- 30-seat multimedia classroom
- 74-seat auditorium with 24 computer stations
- 33 acres of woodlands and wetlands
- 1.5 acre pond teeming with wildlife
- 1.5 miles of trails for hiking and cycling
- Ropes course for confifidence and team building
- Two academic buildings and a meeting pavilion
- Two piers with pavilions
Accessible to Persons with Disabilities
Call or e-mail today to make reservations for your organization or school.
1-866-735-1122 (toll free) or 228-497-7738
Funding for the EEC provided by partnerships with
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (tidelands funds
administered in conjunction with the Mississippi Secretary
of State’s Offi ce); Offi ce of Senator Thad Cochran; Offi ce of
Congressman Gene Taylor; Mississippi Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries and Parks; Mississippi Department of Transportation;
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Jackson
County Board of Supervisors; U.S. Department of Education;
and industry supporters.