Contact the Box Environmental Education Center
2637 Bluff Lake Road
The Box Environmental Education Center combines wildlife, incredible natural beauty, and education into an unforgettable experience. The Box Center is located on the 48,000-acre portion of the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.
In May 2015, the Starkville School District Board of Trustees approved an agreement to move the headquarters of the award-winning Youth Environmental Science (YES!) educational program to the Box Center located on the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).
The Box Center, supported through a collaborative effort by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of Interior, Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee NWR, Starkville School District, and Mississippi State University, offers a unique environmental education program while YES!, a partnership between the SSD and MSU, introduces STEM disciplines via environmental topics through an innovative immersion approach.
Every class of fourth and fifth grade students in the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District and their teachers spend one week at the Noxubee Refuge for multi-subject conservation-based education programming.
Click here to learn more about the YES! Program’s expansion to the Larry Box Center.