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Wetlands Education Center Tour (Port Aransas)
From Tuesday, August 15, 2017
To Thursday, April 12, 2018
Contact Nicole Pringle, Education Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator, at 361-749-3153.

WECtourDid you ever want to visit and learn about a marsh without getting your feet wet? This ADA compliant 3.6-acre wetland will allow you to do just that, as you stroll through seagrass, salty marsh plants, and dunes. Free guided tours of the Wetlands Education Center occur every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am, except during University holidays.

Participants should meet at the University of Texas Marine Science Education Center. Tour participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate attire for sunny weather and mosquitoes.

The Wetlands Education Center occupies 3.5 acres between the UTMSI Visitors Center and the South Jetty. It is a marsh/seagrass pond landscaped and planted with various seagrasses and appropriate coastal vegetation nourished by water from the Aransas Pass Ship Channel. Come join us and gain an understanding and appreciation for the role each facet of a wetland plays in supporting and maintaining the productivity of the coastal zone. Preservation of coastal wetlands and estuaries is vital to the health of area bays and the Gulf of Mexico.

Click here to listen to a program about the Wetlands Education Center on The Shape of Texas.

Location: 855 E. Cotter Ave., Port Aransas, Texas, 78373
The tours may not occur during University holidays, which typically include Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, 24th-26th of December, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Memorial Day.