The Gulf Coast Center for Ecotourism & Sustainability
“The Center” is a non-profit organization working to promote sustainable tourism, raise environmental awareness and encourage the stewardship of the Gulf Coast’s natural resources. We offer an array of world-class programming for residents, visitors, students and families.
Coastal Alabama offers breathtaking scenery and unforgettable outdoor experiences. In addition to the sugar sand beaches that the region is famous for, visitors will explore lush forests, coastal wetlands, elevated boardwalks, and state-of-the-art environmental facilities throughout Gulf State Park and the City of Gulf Shores.
We offer day and overnight programs throughout the winter, spring, summer and fall. Our trained field naturalists ensure a fun, educational and safe experience for all ages. We also like to collaborate with local NGOs, government agencies and others who have worked tirelessly to monitor and manage programs that support our long-term mission.
Whether you’re looking for adventure, scientific discovery or a quiet reflective moment, our hands-on activities highlight the best the Gulf Coast has to offer.
“The mission of the Gulf Coast Center for Ecotourism & Sustainability is to promote sustainable tourism, raise environmental awareness, and encourage the stewardship of natural resources in order to increase community resilience, strengthen the coastal economy, and enhance the quality of life of the residents and visitors of the Gulf Coast Region.”