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NOTICE: Update on the campus rebuild and corona virus- All public areas (Marine Science Education Center, Wetlands Education Center, Waterwise Garden, and Bay Education Center in Rockport) are temporarily closed. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding and all of your support!


All lectures are free and especially prepared for the public.

All Lectures start at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Seating is limited, please arrive early. Locations may change. PLEASE SEE LOCATION AND ADDRESS FOR EACH SERIES.

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Laura Randall Schweppe Endowed Lecture Series in Marine Science

Black-SkimmerThrough a generous donation in 1998, Dr. Irving Schweppe, Jr. and his daughters, Anne S. Ashmun and Jane V. S. Scott endowed the Laura Randall Schweppe Endowed Lecture Series in Marine Science at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. The series honors the memory of a wife and mother who had a lifelong love of the marine environment, especially around Port Aransas. The lecture series brings accomplished scientists to the Marine Science Institute to interact with its faculty, staff, and students and especially to foster new ideas and research collaborations. In addition, these visiting scientists often give a lecture on a topic of interest to the general public.