This second Environmentally Endangered Lands Program Management and Education Center is a modern educational facility with classrooms, an interactive exhibit room, a library, offices, auditorium, restrooms and a gift shop. The center provides a focal point for the Archie Carr Refuge and the associated barrier island by providing exhibit space, a presentation hall, and ongoing educational programs that promote stewardship of the area’s fragile natural resources.
The Barrier Island Management and Education Center partners with the Sea Turtle Conservancy who provide support for gift shop operations, volunteer coordination, and educational outreach including guided sea turtle hikes in June and July. Registration for upcoming 2013 turtle walks will begin May 1st. The cost is $15.00 per person. Visit www.seaturtlewalks.org to make your reservations.
This 34-acre sanctuary offers visitors an invitation to explore the barrier island’s diverse habitats through interactive exhibits at the Center, and along a 1-mile hiking trail that winds from the ocean to the Indian River Lagoon.