Bay Education Center Rockport, Texas Docent Manual
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The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve Visitor Center is part of the Bay Education Center, in Rockport, Texas. The Bay Education Center is a partnership between the Aransas County Navigation District (ACND), the City of Rockport (City), the NERR, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, the Texas General Land Office (GLO), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The ACND provided the land on which to build the Bay Education Center. Construction of the Bay Education Center was made possible by Reserve funds received through a NOAA grant, GLO granted funds, and City funds. NOAA grants provided funding for the Visitor Center exhibits and Science on A Sphere© (SOS).