Cannon's Point Education Pavilion
The St. Simons Land Trust recently hosted dedication ceremonies for the newly completed Education Pavilion at Cannon’s Point, a 600-acre wilderness preserve purchased by the Land Trust in 2012. The marshside structure will serve as the central hub for group activities, educational programming and interpretative self-directed exploration. Construction of the Education Pavilion was made possible by a grant from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, who has partnered with community-based programs for more than 55 years to bring value and enjoyment to the places where GP employees live and work. Designed by Wiregrass Studio, the scale and construction components of the 960 square foot, screened-in facility are in keeping its natural setting. The pavilion joins the miles of hiking trails, protection of plantation-era historical sites and other completed enhancements as the Land Trust works to open the wilderness preserve to the public next year. Key individuals in the project spoke at the ceremony, praising the facility’s role in expanding and enriching experiential learning at Cannon’s Point for generations of area school students, residents and visitors. Field trips from local schools will begin their excursions at the Education Pavilion which will also serve as a base camp for advanced research expeditions by regional colleges and university science departments.