Education Product –Environment & Sustainability / STEM, STEAM – Jean-Michel Couteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment

Ambassadors of the Environment at Gulf Coast is a multi-day educational experience developed in partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society and the Gulf Coast Center for Ecotourism & Sustainability.  This program is located at the Learning Campus at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama.


While visiting the Ambassadors program, students are guided through a series of experiential learning adventures, each aimed to bring about a deeper understanding and connection to the environment. Aligned with STEM, STEAM and many state and national science standards, the curriculum encourages critical-thinking, group-processing and project-based learning.


This multi-day camp program is designed for groups of students and their attending adult chaperones. Ambassadors activities include kayaking, hiking, beach ecology, microscope lab, team-building, organic gardening and composting, outdoor cooking, service-learning, habitat restoration, sustainable living, biking, nature-based art, native cultures, sea-turtle ecology and more.


The Gulf Coast Center for Ecotourism & Sustainability

In addition to the Ambassadors of the Environment Program, the Gulf Coast Center for Ecotourism & Sustainability offers other educational programs as well.


Coastal Alabama offers breathtaking scenery and unforgettable outdoor experiences. In addition to the white sand beaches that make the region famous, visitors will explore lush forests, coastal wetlands, elevated boardwalks, and state-of-the-art environmental facilities throughout Gulf State Park and the City of Gulf Shores.



We offer day and overnight programs throughout the winter, spring, summer and fall. Our trained field naturalists ensure a fun, educational and safe experience for all ages. Programs we offer include:

  • School-year Outdoor Education Camp
  • Summer Arts and Ecology Camp
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Family Camps and Retreat Programs
  • Field Studies and Service-Learning Programs



Whether you’re looking for adventure, scientific discovery or a quiet reflective moment, our hands-on activities highlight the best the Gulf Coast has to offer.

  • Beach Ecology
  • Kayaking
  • Art in Nature
  • Hiking
  • Teambuilding
  • Sustainable Living Lessons
  • Organic Gardening and Composting
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Outdoor Cooking


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Additional information from Rosemary Judkins, Group Tour Manager, Alabama Tourism Department,