Education & Training

Popular Gulf Expeditions for Teachers To Set Sail Soon
Summer trainings inspire teachers, students

Sail the open seas and discover the Gulf's ecological wonders first-hand on two unforgettable expeditions that will leave you with a renewed love of science. Once again, the Gulf of Mexico Foundation will take teachers and environmental educators aboard a live vessel for observation, investigation, and collaboration. Whether your interest lies below the Gulf's surface, in diving its vibrant coral reefs, or in exploring its diverse coastal habitats, the Gulf of Mexico Foundation can provide you with the educational adventure you seek in 2016. Since 1996, participants have rated Down Under Out Yonder and the Intracoastal Waterway Wetland Expedition among their best-ever professional development experiences. Applications due March 5th!

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Conservation & Restoration

GMF Invests in Mexican Mangrove Restoration Projects
Leading Mexican practitioners find innovative solutions


GMF Mexico Chapter Executive Director Eric Gustafson tours Tuxpan mangrove restoration site with project leader Dr. Jorge Lopez Portillo, INECOL.

Mangroves are among the most valuable ecosystems worldwide but are being depleted rapidly. Four mangrove restoration projects were just completed that, together, restored or enhanced 453 acres of mangroves along the Mexican Gulf Coast. Leading Mexican restoration practitioners, each addressing unique environmental challenges, have developed and proven innovative techniques that produce lasting results, which prompted the Foundation and the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program to make this investment. Moreover, they formed a partnership that seeks to advance mangrove restoration opportunities in Mexico. Their successful and cost-effective techniques will be of great interest to other practitioners. Five marvelous videos are now available that demonstrate, in everyday English and beautiful imagery, the challenges, the methods, and the communities that have been impacted in a powerful way.

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Making A Difference

GMF Coastal Restoration Course for Conservation Corps Youth
Texas Conservation Corps service members to receive training again

The Gulf of Mexico Foundation has spearheaded a unique career training program that is so impactful that partners are clamoring for more. Partnering with the Texas Conservation Corps (TXCC), an Austin, Texas nonprofit that provides paying service opportunities for youth at a time in life when they are deciding on their careers, the Foundation provides eager young minds with a college-level introduction to coastal habitat restoration, the importance of it, and the career opportunities within this growing, green jobs field. After a week in close quarters with a team of experienced professionals, many participants leave it seriously considering careers in habitat restoration and conservation.

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