Our coastal environment offers a rich resource for teaching science concepts and skills. Field-based, experiential activities at Reserve sites help students develop knowledge and skills in the life, earth, and physical sciences. Professional development opportunities provide hands-on training to help teachers bring the estuary inside the classroom or lead their own outdoor education programs.
K-12 Programs are offered at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas on an individual basis. Examples of these programs are Stations at the Beach, Jetty Walks, lab Experiences, and Birding. You can also take your students aboard the R/V Katy and experience a "floating classroom." For more information about reservations and rates please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hands-on-Habitat programs are TEKS aligned K-12 field experiences that help students understand the ecological functions and value of salt marsh and sand dune habitats. These interactive, hands-on programs allow students to examine wildlife and plant specimens, use scientific instruments, learn how organisms are adapted to the targeted habitat, and understand the value of the habitat for wildlife and people. Hands-on-Habitat programs are offered at the Wetlands Education Center, on the campus of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, in Port Aransas. Contact Nicole Pringle at email@example.com or 361-749-3153 for information or reservations.
Visit the Bay Education Center in Rockport, Texas, and see an awe-inspiring presentation of Science on a Sphere. Science on a Sphere programs can be tailored to fit your own K-12 lesson plans. Click here for more information. Your students may explore the interactive exhibits at the Bay Education Center during your visit to learn about the ecological and economic importance of our local estuary. Contact Kristin Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 361-749-3152 for information or reservations.