Fort Macon's Doorway to History. I just discovered this awesome Coastal Education Center at Fort Macon. It truly is worth a trip to the beach.
Operated by North Carolina State Parks, it is devoted to environmental education about North Carolina's fragile coastal ecology, offering 4,000 square feet of exhibit space, a teaching auditorium and conference room along with administrative offices.
The coastal education and visitor center was designed to meet sustainability standards of the U.S. Green Building Council through its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. It offers features such as rainwater collection and low-flow water systems, recycled construction materials and preferred parking for alternative fuel vehicles.