Rendering by Ellie Bailey

Wetland Education Theater

Project Wetland Education Theater (WET) is a collaborative effort between the College of Forest Resources and the Department of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University. Located on open land east of Landscape Architecture and north of Thompson Hall, this effort endeavors to develop functional wetland ecosystems and associated upland communities in the heart of MSU's campus. Connected by a flowing, serpentine walk and bridge network, numerous covered structures will dot the site, providing highly variable, related interpretive displays for visitors. Unique "council squares" and an impressive outdoor classroom will provide spaces for small group discussions or large gatherings. The entire site will showcase native plant species as they would exist in natural wetland, slope, and upland settings. Even prescribed burning will be used in portions for disturbance just as it once did throughout the Blackbelt Prairie.