The Pascagoula River Audubon Center is a gateway to the Pascagoula River, its habitats and the diverse assemblage of organisms that inhabit, or visit the river basin throughout the year. Apart from providing visitors and students direct exposure and experience within such a rich environment, the center serves as a demonstration site for environmentally-friendly concepts and a portal to nature based programs applicable to any and all visitors. For travelers and tourists, the Center provides an opportunity to visit and experience one of the last free-flowing river systems in the contiguous United States, and experience multiple on site conservation techniques and practices that can be applied in their own backyards. The Center's programming introduces key concepts of watershed protection, management, and stewardship, and connects visitors with the broader network of Audubon Centers, other nature-based facilities, and sites across the region and country. For local families, (including those with home-schooled children), the Center provides a readily accessible portal to the river to which they may not otherwise have direct access. For this audience, the Center provides opportunities for multiple visits where they can enjoy the scenic values and learn about the ways and means of incorporating environmentally-based concepts in their lives and backyards.