The goal of the facilities design team was to create a functional and environmentally friendly or “green” building that demonstrates the use of sustainable building strategies, innovative energy and water conservation features. In achieving the U.S. Green Building Council’s GOLD level certification, this was accomplished in grand fashion. We wanted to show our commitment to sustainable building, reduce our carbon footprint and “walk the talk” in reducing our impacts on the environment. The Center is one of the “greenest” buildings in all of Mississippi.
Seeing in person what has been accomplished is believing, but before you make your visit, take a
March Adventure Quencher: Art Workshop
March 28, 2017
In mid-March, the Grand Bay NERR held a three-day art workshop as part of the Reserve’s monthly community education “Adventure Quenchers,” where we bring guests from the public to visit the NERR for a fun, educational activity. While many Grand Bay NERR guests are local birders, travelers passing by from […]
December Adventure Quencher: Star Party 2016
December 22, 2016
On December 17, 2016, the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve hosted their annual Star Party. This party was the Reserve’s monthly “Adventure Quencher,” where the public is invited to visit the NERR to participate in activities to become better stewards of the environment, all while having fun! A record […]