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Wetlands Education Center Tours

Wetlands Education Center Tours

DSC 4865What: Guided Wetland Walks

When: Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.

Where: 855 East Cotter Ave., Port Aransas TX (Meet at the trailhead)


This May 11, 2021, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute will reopen its Wetlands Education Center for free, guided tours on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. The Center was closed for several years due to hurricane repairs and then a pandemic closure. 

The Wetlands Education Center is an ADA compliant 3.6-acre wetland will allow visitors to stroll through seagrass, salty marsh plants, and dunes. Come during a free guided tour and you will learn about the special plants and animals of our local wetlands. Tours are limited to 15 individuals. Participants should meet at the University of Texas Marine Science Visitor Center (855 East Cotter Ave., Port Aransas, Texas 78373)

Special thanks for support and funding from The University of Texas at Austin, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017), and The University of Texas Marine Science Institute.

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