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Mission-Aransas Reserve's 10th Anniversary and National Estuaries Day!

Mission-Aransas Reserve's 10th Anniversary and National Estuaries Day!

September 24, 2016

Join us for a fun-filled day of hands-on activities and educational speakers on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  Want to help keep our local estuary healthy and clean?  Join us for our jetty and beach clean up!

Schedule of Events:

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm     Hands-on Programs and Educational Speakers

3:30 pm  -  4:00 pm     Cake Cutting

Summer Education Programs at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Summer Education Programs at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

June 18, 2016

The Mission Aransas Reserve at The University Of Texas Marine Science Institute is pleased to offer science education programs this summer. We look forward to learning about marine science with YOU, and sharing OUR passion for this coastal environment and inhabitants. Please see the attached flyer for details about our upcoming programs.

For more information contact Education Specialist Nicole Pringle at npringle@austin.utexas.edu or call 361-749-3153

Film and Discovery Series Starting June 8th at 3pm

Film and Discovery Series Starting June 8th at 3pm

June 8, 2016

Join The University of Texas Marine Science Institute’s NEW and FREE summer program, for visitors aged six and older. We will show short marine science related films and follow up with an engaging hands-on activity. Please note that the run time is for the film only. The activity will follow the film and last approximately 30 minutes. We can accommodate a large group for the film; however, we are limited to 24 participants for the activity.

2016 World Ocean's Day

2016 World Ocean's Day

June 8, 2016

Come and celebrate World Ocean’s Day at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. This year the global celebration focuses on “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”. We will be showing “Bag it” directed by Susan Beraza and conducted by Jeb Berrier. “Bag it” dives into what plastic is and how it affects our beautiful ocean in an energetic way. This program is FREE and includes a craft activity, printing marine life on totes that participants can keep and re-use.

Birding 101 for Kids - Starting on June 6th

Birding 101 for Kids - Starting on June 6th

June 6, 2016

Get your kids outside this summer and into nature with this free educational program! Each summer, children 7-16 years discover the joy of birding by participating in the class "Birding 101 for Kids." These introductory classes are designed to teach students the fundamentals of bird identification and at the same time give them a greater understanding of their local environment.

Students will learn:

Shoreline Science - Community Program May 14th at 10am

Shoreline Science - Community Program May 14th at 10am

May 14, 2016

“Shoreline Science” is a new and exciting FREE marine science program, developed by the Mission-Aransas Reserve at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. The Gulf of Mexico and the surrounding area is home to fishes, crabs, shrimp, oysters, waterfowl, vegetation, and so much more! Join our education team on May 14th to explore Mustang Island as a marine scientist. We will be in and around the water, being inspired by the coastal environment and learning how to be superior stewards of the future.

Communicating Your Science - Upcoming Workshop April 28, 2016

Communicating Your Science - Upcoming Workshop April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016

This workshop is geared towards scientists to share what they do, what they know, and why it matters.  The day starts with a discussion panel including journalists and scientists that will help uncover why effective communication is so critical.  Then, COMPASS Trainers will guide participants through exercises designed to identify key messages and refine how we talk about our research.  Join us for a meaningful day to improve your abilities to communicate your research.