Students experience wildlife at Box Environmental CenterThe 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.

The Box Center is also home to the award-winning Youth Environmental Science (YES!) educational program. 

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 Oktibbeha School District, and Mississippi State University, offers a unique environmental education program while YES!, a partnership between the SOSD 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.

Visit the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge website