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Teachers on the Estuary

Teachers on the Estuary

Last week, 14 science and math teachers from middle and high schools through-out the coastal region of Texas immersed themselves in an intensive training course in estuary ecology and human connections. The three-day experience brought them face to face with tiny...
Immersing Educators in Science Learning

Immersing Educators in Science Learning

This past March, a group of education leaders and practitioners from across south Texas convened to immerse themselves in the research and theories of teaching and learning science. This “Reflecting on Practice” workshop was hosted at The University of Texas Marine...
Working Together for Wetlands

Working Together for Wetlands

Students from the Fulton Learning Center stand eye to eye with a Whooping Crane at the Bay Education Center. Photo credit: Martha McLeod.In an environmental educator’s ideal world, more students would participate in mission-targeted, reserve field experiences that support what their...
NERRd’s Unite!

NERRd’s Unite!

Each year the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, which is comprised of 28 Reserves from all around the country, meet up in the fall, and typically at a different Reserve year to year. In mid-November this year we had our meeting...
NERR Rakes in the Awards

NERR Rakes in the Awards

Dr. Ed Buskey, right, received the 2016 National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s (NERRS) Impact Award from NERRS President Dr. William Reay, for his dedication and service to the national system. Courtesy Photo. At the recent National Estuarine Research Reserve System's annual...
Coastal Bend Bays Foundation Honors UTMSI’s Own

Coastal Bend Bays Foundation Honors UTMSI’s Own

Two members of The University of Texas Marine Science Institute were recognized at the 14th Annual Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in an event hosted by the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation. Director of the Animal Rehabilitation...
A Decade of Research and Inspiration

A Decade of Research and Inspiration

Festival participants hunt for mud crabs among oysters at the National Estuaries Day festival and the Mission-Aransas Reserve's 10-year anniversary. This past Saturday, the Mission-Aransas Reserve celebrated its 10th anniversary on National Estuaries Day. The event was commemorated with a festival...
Teachers on the Estuary

Teachers on the Estuary

Katie Swanson, Stewardship Coordinator, talks to teachers Tammy Ladner and Liz Abel about the Reserve's marine debris monitoring program. Photo credit: Amanda Taylor.This summer, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute presented Teachers on the Estuary professional development workshops for 42...
Volunteer Appreciation Event

Volunteer Appreciation Event

Volunteer Coordinator, Nicole Pringle, shows off her original art with instructor Marci Voorhees, owner of "The Horses Glass."Last Saturday, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) and Mission-Aransas Reserve hosted a volunteer appreciation event. The program featured Marci Voorhees, owner...
From Sea to Dune

From Sea to Dune

Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (CBBEP) funds a new “Dunescape” in Port Aransas and a Sea-level Monitoring Program in Aransas Bay. Both projects will be implemented and managed by the Mission-Aransas Reserve at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute...
Tracking Trash on Texas Beaches

Tracking Trash on Texas Beaches

The scientists use old-fashion hard-work to collect that marine debris to count all of the items in the survey area. Credit: Jace Tunnell.Ecologists with the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve recently received a $51,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Blue Carbon in Our Own Backyard

Blue Carbon in Our Own Backyard

Workshop participants learned about wetlands and how the carbon stored here is being used in the carbon market and GHG offset credits. Credit: Jace Tunnell, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. PORT ARANSAS, Texas – Did you know that the...
Mission-Aransas Reserve wins big in Estuarine Photo Contest

Mission-Aransas Reserve wins big in Estuarine Photo Contest

Texas estuaries are beautiful and the Mission-Aransas Reserve Director, Jace Tunnell, captured some of the beauty in images that were awarded winners and honorable mentions in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2015 Estuary Photo Contest. There were over 130 submissions...
Mission-Aransas Reserve has a new website

Mission-Aransas Reserve has a new website

The Mission-Aransas Reserve has revamped their website: www.missionaransas.orgAccess data, watch videos of facilities and programs, stay up to speed on the latest events, and checkout the facebook feed on the homepage. Enjoy!
Around campus with Jace Tunnell

Around campus with Jace Tunnell

Undergraduate students  Cypress Hansen, Eduardo Perez Vega, and Tricia Light sat down and talked to Jace Tunnell about being the Director of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve. Jace Tunnell, director of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve), gave the July...