The Gulf of Mexico Foundation has been busy and it looks like 2012 will be a very productive year for our foundation. We just wrapped up a very successful board meeting and donor reception in Galveston, Texas on February 23, 2012.. The GMF staff were on hand to provide our board members with the latest information on our Habitat Restoration and Conservation projects, our plans for the Habitat Restoration Technology Training Center which will be located in Galveston, Texas and our expanding education programs including our Down Under, Out Yonder Coral Reef Expedition, the Intracoastal Waterway Wetland Expedition and our Multicultural Education Program.
GMF Releases Documentary “Rigs to Reefs: Towers of Life”
Rigs to Reefs: Towers of Life explores the hot topic of artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico and the constant battle to balance the ecology and economy of our Gulf resources. This 26-minute documents the beauty and abundance of life on rig structures while bringing to light the need for collaborative research, partnerships, and educational programs to discuss and communicate the living resources provided by artificial reefs. Scientists, managers, and teachers alike come together to investigate what needs to be done for the future of these living platforms.
Funding provided by Shell.
Education is one of our main focuses at the Gulf of Mexico Foundation. By fostering diverse education and leadership programs, we aim to increase awareness, understanding and stewardship about the Gulf of Mexico. Our hands-on expeditions and workshops provide quality professional development for teachers while our student activities encourage youth to become stewards of the environment in which they live.
The Gulf of Mexico Foundation’s Conservation and Restoration programs tackle our mission from every angle, working to fund on-the-ground restoration, streamline resource management practices, support habitat protection, and provide resources to organizations, agencies and the public.