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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!