Marine Education Center

Connecting People with Coastal Sciences and Research

The Marine Education Center (MEC) is the education and outreach arm of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Check out the NEW MEC under construction!

The MEC at USM's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory endeavors to enlighten the citizenry to produce a cadre of well informed and knowledgeable stewards of our coastal ecosystems.

marine education centerThe Center supports a career based working environment utilizing formal, non-formal, free-choice learning and higher education strategies focusing on the coastal ecosystems of the north-central Gulf of Mexico to promote careers in marine sciences and foster community involvement.

Undergraduate and Graduate programs at the Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
College Programs
Marine summer camps on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Ocean Springs and Biloxi Summer Camps Coastal and Marine Field Trips on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Field Trips

After School
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Undergraduate and Graduate programs at the Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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in my Classroom
Programs for teachers at the GCRL Marine Education CenterFor Teachers