Our mission is to support academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences by providing education and research experiences in place-based learning, community engagement, diversity, and sustainability.

We do this by providing lands, facilities, databases, and programs that create transformative experiences and stimulate innovation by students, faculty, and community members. Preserve lands and facilities are available for use by all persons engaged in investigation and learning in the arts and sciences.


The Center is dedicated to meaningful, transformative experiences in the liberal arts and sciences that engender understanding and appreciation of North Coast environments and solutions to socio-environmental challenges.