An outdoor classroom, an interactive museum, and a string of small eco-parks throughout Birmingham’s urban core: all these things make up the Southern Environmental Center. The center’s mission is to teach people how to protect the natural resources on which they depend. It is also creating natural oases through its ever-expanding EcoScape program – one of the gardens was honored by Neighborhoods USA for community revitalization. The SEC also co-manages the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. SEC Director Roald Hazelhoff was named Local Champion of Sustainability by My Green Birmingham in 2013 for his efforts with the local sustainable environment.
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35204
• What To Do •
Visit the museum, which includes two stories of interactive exhibits, including a chance to lift a week’s worth of garbage or slide down a sewage pipe. Then explore the nearby Hugh Kaul EcoScape or one of the other many EcoScapes around the city.
• Seasonal Highlights •
The Hugh Kaul ecoscape is open year round. The museum is open most weekdays. For more information call 205-226-4934.
For more information visit the Southern Environmental Center’s web site.
- Sculptures of the Hugh Kaul Ecoscape
- Greening the City: The Ecoscape Project
- College Hills EcoScape
- EcoScapes of Birmingham