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2017 Teachers on the Estuary Workshop July 19-21

2017 Teachers on the Estuary Workshop July 19-21

July 19, 2017

 

The Mission-Aransas Reserve, in partnership with The Nueces Delta Preserve, will be hosting a summer Teachers On The Estuary (TOTE) Workshop. This FREE two and a half day workshop, scheduled July 19-21, 2017, is designed to help middle and high school teachers bring estuarine science into their classroom, laboratory and field programs.

The TOTE workshop is open to middle or high school science teachers who teach in one of the following Texas coastal watershed counties: Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Brooks, Calhoun,

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Community Program Floating Habitat: A Balancing Act 5/13 10am-11am

Community Program Floating Habitat: A Balancing Act 5/13 10am-11am

May 13, 2017

Habitat balance is essential to our coastal estuaries and oceans. Sargassum seaweed is just one important nursery habitats for young fishes, crabs, shrimp and other invertebrates, as well as endangered sea turtles. Join UTMSI scientists as they share their research about these floating nurseries and what impact the Deepwater Horizon oil spill had on them.

We will meet at 10am in the Exploer Lab at The Marine Science Education Center (855 E. cotter Ave. Port Aransas). Please RSVP to Nicole Pringle at npringle@austin.

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Community Education Program - Fishy Behavior 4/29/2017 at 10am

Community Education Program - Fishy Behavior 4/29/2017 at 10am

April 29, 2017

 

Fishy Behavior

Saturday April 29th, 2017 at 10am 

Graduate student Alexis Khursigara will be teaching us about her current study that focuses on the behavior of fishes! You will have the opportunity to be a scientist for the morning as we get hands on and involved with her studies. Participants of all ages are welcome to join us!

We will meet at 10am in the Auditorium at The Marine Science Education Center (855 E. cotter Ave. Port Aransas). Please RSVP to Nicole Pringle at 

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Women In Marine Science Day 2017

Women In Marine Science Day 2017

February 4, 2017

 

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) and Mission-Aransas Reserve are hosting its third Women In Marine Science Day on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Institute (855 East Cotter Avenue, Port Aransas, Texas 78373). The purpose of the event is to introduce girls in the 6-8th grade to marine science. The event will feature hands-on activities taught by women researchers at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Girls can use their

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Decision Support Tree Workshop, February 1, 2017

Decision Support Tree Workshop, February 1, 2017

February 1, 2017

Have you used online climate tools in planning or projects for your community?  Or wondered about how to choose the right online tool for your project?

Join us for a free workshop geared to inform the development of a Decision Support Tree! Register online at  goo.gl/jiAyik.  For questions contact Dana.Sjostrom@utexas.edu

We look forward to seeing you there!  A networking lunch starts at 11:30 - presentations begin at 12:30.

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Floodplain Management Plan - Public Workshop on January 19

Floodplain Management Plan - Public Workshop on January 19

January 19, 2017

Join us for the Aransas County Floodplain Management Plan public workshop!

Where? Fulton Town Hall, 209 N 7th St, Fulton, TX 78358

When?  Thursday, January 19, 2017

                 6:00pm - 8:00pm

What's going on?  We are providing opportunity for the public to give feedback and ask questions about the ongoing development of the Aransas

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Crusty Critters-Crustaceans in the Estuary

Crusty Critters-Crustaceans in the Estuary

January 14, 2017

Join us at 10am on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute for “Crusty Critters-Crustaceans in the Estuary.”Crustaceans, such as blue crabs, hermit crabs, fiddler crabs and shrimps, are “crusty” because they wear their skeletons on the outside. We will learn about these important animals and discuss why they are so valuable to estuaries and humans alike. Participants of all ages will observe, interact and get hands on with these crusty critters to better

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Behavior Change Marketing Workshop - January 12, 2017

Behavior Change Marketing Workshop - January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017

Start your New Year off with some positive action and meaningful change!

Join us for a free workshop geared to designing and marketing behavior change - do you want your residents to follow lawn watering schedules?  Use fewer plastics?  Use less fertilizer?  Enjoy the new local park?  Use this workshop to guide your message to instill behavior change in your audience.  SalterMitchell is a marketing and communication agency focused on change -- behavior change, culture change

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SEAsonal Crafts - Trash2Treasures 12/17/16  10am-noon

SEAsonal Crafts - Trash2Treasures 12/17/16 10am-noon

December 17, 2016

Most of us are familiar with the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. It’s time to put the 4th R into action - recreate! Learn about the problem of marine debris as you recreate “greener” holiday treasures from items that would be otherwise recycled or simply thrown away. The goal is to learn while having fun, because together we can make a difference. Join us for some SEAsonal crafts for all ages!

We will be turning our trash into treasure on Saturday December 12th, from 10am to 12pm. Please meet us at the Marine Science Education Center. For more

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Weekend Wetland Warrior 11/19/2016 10am-noon

Weekend Wetland Warrior 11/19/2016 10am-noon

November 19, 2016

It is time to bring out our inner warrior at the Wetlands Education Center (WEC),decreasing the number of pesky invasive species. In numbers we can accomplish vegetation management, and learn WHY this process is so important. This event will take place on Saturday November 19th, starting at 10am. We will meet at the amphitheater, in the Wetlands Education Center. We will provide the equipment to tackle the project, but we encourage you to bring gloves and any favorite tools from home! Bring your reusable water bottles, we will have a jug of drinking water. If you would like to

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