Calendar Of Events

We are currently closed and all public-facing programming is cancelled until further notice. During this time, we will be offering a variety of virtual engagements for our teachers, students and families. Please connect with us through our Facebook Page (@manerr) to view and access these engagements. Virtual programs can be found on our Virtual Engagements page. Additional resources to enhance and expand the learning experience will be shared on our For Teachers page. For questions, or to sign up for programs, contact us at: msi-edureserve@utlists.utexas.edu

"SOLO" Beach Clean up: February 12th-14th, 2021!

The Mission Aransas NERR, with the support of the NOAA Marine Debris program, is launching our “Solo” clean up event. This is not any clean up- we are awarding prizes. At the end of each day a winner will be selected for the most unique item(s) found. Please see the details for the event below:

WHO: Anyone who is interested in helping to clean up coastal Texas.

WHAT: Pick-up marine debris for proper disposal while social distancing

WHERE: Anywhere in coastal Texas! Beaches, back bays, jetties, wetlands, waterfronts etc. Follow us on Facebook  @MANERR or Mission Aransas Reserve to join the event! Not on Facebook? No problem, you can e-mail us and join the fun: npoulson@austin.utexas.edu

WHEN: February 12th-14th, 2021

WHAT ELSE: Post photos to our Facebook event page and share your findings to be selected for a prize. See an example above for clean up photos!

*Prizes will be mailed to those who win.

Clean up tips-

- Use an app such as the 'Marine Debris Tracker' or 'Clean Swell' to report information on what types of trash you clean up and where

- Take a bucket or other reusable container to put trash in instead of using plastic garbage bags

- Check the tides beforehand and plan to go during a low or outgoing tide

- Don't forget your mask and gloves! Stay safe!

For questions, please contact Nicole Poulson at npoulson@texas.utexas.edu

Virtual Engagement Schedule:

Monday: Beachcombing & Beach Walks; 1pm

  • Fun & entertaining strolls along our Coastal Bend coastline

Tuesday: Teaching Tuesday: 1pm

  • Hands-on science & nature activities for students and families

Wednesday: Conversations with Tony Amos;1pm

  • Engaging & inspiring interviews with the ARK's founder

Thursday: 

  • Talk Science To Me: Interviews, videos & interesting content from the ARK and our scientists 1pm
  • Public Lecture Series: Click HERE to learn more about the 2021 series and to register. Please note, you will be redirected to our UtMSI webpage.

Friday: Free Your Mind;1pm

  • Calming & beautiful nature videos to ease you into the weekend

Saturday: Conversations with Tony Amos; 1pm

  • Engaging & inspiring interviews with the ARK's founder