The Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center serves as the headquarters for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) and the Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The facility consists of office space, an interpretative area, classrooms, laboratories and a dormitory. Normal operating hours of the Center are 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Interpretative Area is open to the public 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Interpretative Area and Offices are closed on all State Holidays. Learn more about things to do at the Reserve on our “Visit Us” Web page.
The Center has two classrooms and a conference room that are available to educators, researchers, non-profit organizations, agencies, and community groups. Our large classroom can hold 30 (with tables) to 60 (without tables) and our small classroom can seat up to 20 (with tables). Both rooms have A/V equipment, including a SmartBoard. Classrooms can be reserved by contacting our main office.
Research and Field Work
Staff are available to provide site visits and assist with site selection with research or monitoring projects that are consistent with management objectives of the Reserve. Boat assistance and laboratory use are also available on a case by case basis. Collecting permits may be required by the State or the National Wildlife Refuge. Please contact the appropriate staff for more information.