E.W. Shell Fisheries Learning Center

Recreation
E.W. Shell Fisheries Center
AL-147
Auburn, AL
P: 334.844.2874
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The E. W. Shell Fisheries Learning Center includes engaging, interactive electronic and live animal displays and educational programs for area schools, the public, and visitors from around the world. In addition to the Learning Center, the 1600 acre facility includes infrastructure and natural habitats for interdisciplinary research, education and outreach in the areas of aquaculture, fisheries management and aquatic sciences. 

The venue features research laboratories and aquatic mesocosms, an administration and education building that includes a fish market open to the community, and a large multipurpose room used by Auburn University and the community for seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings.

In addition to constructed ponds used for experimental work, the Fisheries Center provides habitat for wildlife, including Bald Eagles, wading birds, reptiles and amphibians. The Center is a member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.

The E.W. Shell Fisheries Center offers demonstration projects and programs for industry partners, legislators and the general public and conducts extension and outreach programs for diverse audiences. Scientists can also be involved in testing new products or technologies for manufacturers and local businesses.

The center supplies fish to different constituencies, including schools, small farms and businesses, fishing rodeos, local restaurants, the AU Raptor Rehabilitation Center, Each Alabama Food Bank and the general public. Students of the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences operate a fish market at the center every Saturday.