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Southern Environmental Center

齐发88APPThe Southern Environmental Center (SEC) is the largest educational facility of its kind in Alabama, dedicated to showing individuals how they can protect and improve their local environments. In addition to its award-winning Interactive Museum and the Hugh Kaul EcoScape garden on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College, the SEC is also active in the community. It has initiated a number of model partnerships targeting water quality, smog, and sprawl; its EcoScape program is nationally recognized as a model for urban revitalization; and the SEC co-manages the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, home to three federally endangered species of fish.

The SEC also works closely with   BSC's Urban Environmental Studies program, one of the leading programs focused on the interconnectedness of the urban environment and issues of environmental and economic justice. The interdisciplinary program uses the SEC, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, and the EcoScapes as living laboratories as well as sites for internships and undergraduate research.

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Introducing the GeoDome

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齐发88APPIn April of 2018, the SEC launched the Alabama GeoDome, a 46-seat interactive 4K theatre designed to showcase Alabama's natural wonders. It's an adaptive reuse of the Meyer Planetarium at BSC, once an integral part of Birmingham's fabric, and will be a tool for introducing schoolchildren and community organizations to ecological concepts.

To learn more about the GeoDome, click here

To schedule a tour, go to our visit information page or email [email protected]

 


2020 Darter Festival Postponed

齐发88APPThe 2020 Darter Fest has been postponed until a later date. Thank you for your understanding. 


Questions? Contact Roald Hazelhoff at (205)226-4934.

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Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

齐发88APPThe preserve contains some of the most biologically diverse habitats in the region

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The Ecoscapes

The Ecoscapes

Green oases throughout the community.

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Staff and Contact Info

Staff and Contact Info

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