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Winter Programs: Lectures and Activities

Winter Programs: Lectures and Activities

We have several free educational programs this Winter (2024). 


Patton Center, 855 East Cotter Ave. 

Our Public Lecture Series is back at UTMSI in our newly renovated Patton Center - Thursdays from Jan 11 - Feb 29. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture starts at 7 p.m. FREE.
Jan. 11- Andrew Orgill, ARK Staff Supervisor - A year in Review: Interesting cases at the Amos Rehabilitation Keep
Jan. 18 - Cory Mottice,  Warning Coordination Meteorologist National Weather Service - 2023 Weather in Review and a Look at the Ongoing El Nino
Jan. 25 - Rae Mooney, Nature Preserve Manager for the City of Port Aransas  - Port Aransas Nature Preserve upcoming improvements and nature programs
Feb. 1- Jordan Casey, Assistant Professor at UTMSI - Mapping marine food webs from tropical coral reefs to the Texas Gulf Coast 
Feb. 8- Mark Lever, Associate Professor at UTMSI - Can seaweed farming support a green economy in Texas intra-coastal waters?
Feb. 15 - Sharon Herzka, Associate Professor at UTMSI - Greater than the sum of its parts: a system-wide tour of the Gulf of Mexico 
Feb. 22 - Lori Parker, Ecologist Texas Leader at Wood Buffalo National Park & Ronnie Schafer, Crane expert - Stories of the Whooping Crane
Feb. 29 - Kyle Runion, PhD Candidate at UTMSI - Satellite-based tools detail salt marsh resilience


Bay Education Center, 121 Seabreeze Drive, Rockport Texas 78382

Our Bay Talks is a FREE public Lecture Series at the Bay Education Center in Rockport on Wednesdays @ 2 pm from January - February. 

Jan. 10- Paityn Bower, Outreach Biologist at International Crane Foundation - Whooping Cranes
Jan. 17- Athena Frasca, Bringing Baffin Back Watershed Coordinator at Texas A&M CC Harte Research Institute – Watershed health and water quality 
Jan. 24- Kyle Runion, Ph.D. Candidate at UTMSI – Remote sensing and salt marsh biomass
Jan. 31- Philip Souza, Ph.D. Student at UTMSI – Fish Acoustics
Feb. 7- Andrew Esbaugh, Associate Professor at UTMSI – Ocean Acidification
Feb. 14 - Kyra Cipolla, Ph.D. Candidate at UTMSI – Human-influenced stressors on coral
Feb. 21 - Isabelle Cummings, Graduate Research Assistant at Texas A&M CC Harte Research Institute– Shining Light on Harvest and Effort for the Recreational Flounder Gig Fishery in Texas

Winter Texan programs are offered weekly on Fridays from 10:30-11:15 am for our Winter Texans and others. They're limited to the first 12 adults. 

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