2015 WIMSThe 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 inquisitive skills to understand how fish or seaweed move underwater. They can also try their hand at laboratory experiments, such as those to determine how plankton responds to oil. These are just a few examples of the activities planned for the day. This event will spark enthusiasm for marine science and teach how science can be fun, enlightening and maybe even a little messy.

A commemorative iron-on patch will be provided at event's closing ceremony. 

The cost for the event is $5. Preregistration is required. You can REGISTER HERE or go to http://utdirect.utexas.edu/txshop/

Click “The Marine Science Institute Online Store” then “UTMSI Conferences”