Paint with Wyland - Forests, Ocean, Climate and US
October 23, 2021 - Galveston, Texas
Gulf of Mexico Foundation's Project Leader
Richard Gonzales will be
one of many to
in the October 23 "mural painting and more" event to be held in
Galveston, Texas at Artist Boat. In 2007, Artist Boat received a Community-based Restoration Project grant from
the GMF for a project called Gateway to the Gulf.
Representing the GMF's
Science & Spanish Club Network, Gonzales' role at the event
will be to display 56
water samples taken by students living along rivers and estuaries along the Rio Grande River, Rio Bravo River and Gulf of Mexico on October
6 as part of the GMF's "Dia Del Rio" (Day of the River) watershed event.
Sponsored by Forests, Ocean, Climate and US (FOCUS), the October 23 event
will highlight student artwork spanning the watershed, showing connections
between forests, the ocean, climate and communities. During the event,
GMF's Gonzales will be displaying jars full of river water. Each one's lid will
feature original artwork created by the students
who collected that particular water sample for the watershed study.
of the highlights of the FOCUS event will be world-famous artist Wyland
who will be in Galveston on October 23 painting a mural. During the event, students are invited to help
him. Other activities will include a tree sapling giveaway and free kayak lessons. The
first 750 people to register will receive a free stainless steel water bottles.
The event runs from 10 am to 4 pm.
The FOCUS event is sponsored by Artist Boat, TreeFolks, Galveston Island Tree
Conservancy, Texas Forest Service and the U.S. Forest Service.
FOCUS is a nationwide environmental education campaign improving children’s understanding of the intimate connection between the health and sustainability
of our water resources and the health of our planet. The FOCUS program, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the National Ocean and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), the Wyland Foundation and Texas partners, combines classroom, community and art
to encourage youth to explore their connection to the environment in creative and conscientious ways.
Artist Boat is located at 2415 Avenue K in Galveston. For more information, please call (409) 770-0722
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Mississippi Environmental Education Alliance Conference
Nov. 5-6, 2010 - Moss Point, Mississippi
This fall’s Mississippi Environmental Education Alliance conference will be hosted by the
Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve at
the greenest public facility in Mississippi. The Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center was recently awarded a Gold LEED Certification for its new
education and research facility located in Moss Point, Mississippi. Participants in the conference will be able to tour the facilities and the adjacent estuary.
Entitled "Estuaries, Living on the Edge," the conference will focus on estuaries, biodiversity, oceans, coastal issues, storm drains, water quality and the oil spill.
For information or to submit abstracts and presentations, contact Terri Jacobson at U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (601) 321-1129,
Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration
November 13-17, 2010 - Galveston, Texas
Conference to be held at Galveston Convention Center Nov 13-17, 2010
Restore America's Estuaries (RAE) 5th national conference brings together the best and the brightest in the
coastal habitat restoration community:
- diverse stakeholders from across the country, including top representatives from federal, state, and local governments
corporations and businesses
- grassroots organizations
- tribal associations
All participants are united in the search for solutions to the needs of our coastal ecosystems. More than 1,000 attendees are expected,
as well as 150 exhibitors, 160 poster presentations, and 400 presenters. There will be more than 80 high-level sessions dealing with the best
and newest approaches to coastal habitat preservation and restoration.
The 2010 conference focus, "Preparing for Climate Change," while
a concern for all coastal regions, has particular resonance for coastal Texas and Galveston, still recovering from the damage inflicted
by Hurricane Ike in 2008. RAE is committed to helping Galveston recover from the environmental and economic damage caused by Ike.
The conference will:
- work to restore resiliency to Galveston's shoreline through sea- and marsh-grass planting projects
- stimulate the local economy through the business generated during this five-day conference
- push Galveston's ongoing restoration needs to national attention through press work and through the attendance of senior federal officials
- increase the direction and momentum of new resources to aid the Galveston area
Location: Galveston, Texas, USA
Dates: November 13-17, 2010
Early registration deadline: September 30, 2021
Contact: Suzanne Giles Simon, email@example.com,
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Fifth International Marine Debris Conference
March 20-25, 2011 - Honolulu, Hawaii
The Fifth International Marine Debris Conference will take place March 20-25,
2011, in Honolulu, Hawaii.