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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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Halloween Hands on Habitat! Saturday, October 29th at 10am

Halloween Hands on Habitat! Saturday, October 29th at 10am

October 29, 2016

The Hands on Habitat program is an interactive, hands on experience that takes place around the Wetlands Education Center, at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Visitors will gain knowledge about Estuaries, those valuable areas where rivers meet the sea. You will have the opportunity to learn about the coastal environments, and all that inhabits there, through touching, smelling, observing and listening. This Hands on Habitat experience will also celebrate Halloween, so come and join us for a spook-tastic experience!

Participation is limited to the first 24

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Film and Discussion Series begins Thursday, October 27th at 3pm

Film and Discussion Series begins Thursday, October 27th at 3pm

October 27, 2016

Join us in the auditorium at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute every Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm.  Enhance your environmental literacy through film. Films range in time from 15-58 minutes followed by a group discussion. Programs are open to the public, and are free of charge. We look forward to seeing you then.

Follow the link for the schedule of films: https://utmsi.utexas.edu/2013-05-15-16-05-02/

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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

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm     MSI Jetty Clean Up 

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