Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is a unique partnership among the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Foundation, the University of Georgia, and the Gwinnett County Public School System.


The center is used as a multi-use history, culture, heritage, and environment facility. It is located on a 700-acre campus with greenspace and walking trails, as well as a 66,000 square foot educational building. The center was Gwinnett County’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified green building and has one of the nation’s largest, sloped, vegetated roofs.

The mission of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is to serve as a recreational catalyst for inspiring and engaging community involvement in educating Gwinnett's students to solve tomorrow's environmental challenges; promoting sustainable development practices and utilizing new technologies to preserve the future health of our water resources; enhancing the appreciation of Gwinnett's natural resources; and presenting the interaction and interrelationships of lifestyles and cultures, past, present, and future, as they relate to the living world around us.
  • To develop an exemplary, high-tech cultural center known for hands-on science exhibits and quality educational programming that inspires visitors to become better stewards of our environment
  • To transform the concepts of science and history into interactive, learn-by-doing experiences that will encourage a visitor's natural curiosity and sense of wonder about themselves and the world around them

Contact Us
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Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
2020 Clean Water Drive
Buford, GA 30519

The center is located near the Mall of Georgia. Click here to download a printable map.
Adult Classes – U.S. Citizen/Qualified Alien Affidavit Form
As required by Official Code of Georgia § 50-36-1(1), any adult (18 and above) applicant for an Adult Education Course must execute an affidavit certifying legal presence in the United States and attach a front and back copy of one secure and verifiable document for identification.
Environmental and Heritage Center Documents & Reports
2013 Environmental & Heritage Center Annual Report
2012 Environmental & Heritage Center Annual Report