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Tuesdays – Wetlands Education Center – Free Tours to the Public!

"The Wetlands Education Center provides free guided tours for the public, up to 15 people, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Groups of over ten visitors that would like a guided tour of the Wetlands Education Center should set up a private tour by contacting Adriana Reza at (361)749-3152 or adriana.reza@austin.utexas.edu   The Wetlands Education Center occupies 3.5 acres between the Marine Science Education Center and the South Jetty. It is a marsh/seagrass pond landscaped and planted with various seagrasses and appropriate coastal vegetation nourished by water from the Aransas Pass Ship Channel. The public is invited to stroll the surrounding boardwalk to observe migratory waterfowl and resident marsh birds. Visitors to the Wetlands Education Center - known as Windows to the Sea - will gain an understanding and appreciation for the role each facet of a wetland plays in supporting and maintaining the productivity of the coastal zone. Preservation of coastal wetlands and estuaries is vital to the health of area bays and the Gulf of Mexico. The grasses and shallow waters dissipate storm surges and prevent erosion, acting as natural buffers between land and sea. Educating school children and visitors about the importance of wetlands to both nature and man is the objective of the Wetlands Education Center.  


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July 25, 2023 9:00 am

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Wednesdays – Amos Rehabilitation Keep Tours

Park at 855 East Cotter Avenue,  and meet at the tarpon statue in front of the Patton Center for Marine Science Education. "Learn what goes on behind the scenes in a marine animal rehabilitation facility. Touring the ARK, you can expect to see endangered sea turtles, sea birds, raptor ambassadors, and interpretive signage focusing on the importance of marine life and their habitats. Tours are limited to 15 people. Tours are entirely outdoors, last for approximately 45 minutes, and require some walking. Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather or during holidays. Reservations are required. The tour participant fee is $10, starting June 1. Children under three are free. All registration fees go directly to the rehabilitation efforts of the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK). [Due to animal permits, all participants need to register. If you have a child age 3 and younger, please register using the Children 3 years and younger option.] For questions and ADA accommodations, please contact msi-edureserve@utlists.utexas.edu or 361-749-3152"

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https://utdirect.utexas.edu/nlogon/txshop/list.WBX?component=0&application_name=MRMARINE&cat_seq_chosen=02&subcategory_seq_chosen=000

July 26, 2023 10:00 am

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Wednesdays – UTMSI Morning Story Time

Visit the Patton Center for Marine Science Education (855 East Cotter Ave.) every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for a story about animals. Stories are chosen and read by local volunteer, Linda. After the story, Linda will give out a short craft to take home and complete. This is a free event and is open to visitors of all ages.   WHERE: 855 E. Cotter Ave. Port Aransas, Texas 78383 WHEN: 10:30 AM on Wednesdays

July 26, 2023 10:30 am

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Thursdays – Wetland Education Center – FREE Tours to the Public

"The Wetlands Education Center provides free guided tours for the public, up to 15 people, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Groups of over ten visitors that would like a guided tour of the Wetlands Education Center should set up a private tour by contacting Adriana Reza at (361)749-3152 or adriana.reza@austin.utexas.edu   The Wetlands Education Center occupies 3.5 acres between the Marine Science Education Center and the South Jetty. It is a marsh/seagrass pond landscaped and planted with various seagrasses and appropriate coastal vegetation nourished by water from the Aransas Pass Ship Channel. The public is invited to stroll the surrounding boardwalk to observe migratory waterfowl and resident marsh birds. Visitors to the Wetlands Education Center - known as Windows to the Sea - will gain an understanding and appreciation for the role each facet of a wetland plays in supporting and maintaining the productivity of the coastal zone. Preservation of coastal wetlands and estuaries is vital to the health of area bays and the Gulf of Mexico. The grasses and shallow waters dissipate storm surges and prevent erosion, acting as natural buffers between land and sea. Educating school children and visitors about the importance of wetlands to both nature and man is the objective of the Wetlands Education Center.  


WEC web 2

July 27, 2023 9:00 am

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Fridays – Amos Rehabilitation Keep Tours

Park at 855 East Cotter Avenue,  and meet at the tarpon statue in front of the Patton Center for Marine Science Education. "Learn what goes on behind the scenes in a marine animal rehabilitation facility. Touring the ARK, you can expect to see endangered sea turtles, sea birds, raptor ambassadors, and interpretive signage focusing on the importance of marine life and their habitats. Tours are limited to 15 people. Tours are entirely outdoors, last for approximately 45 minutes, and require some walking. Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather or during holidays. Reservations are required. The tour participant fee is $10, starting June 1. Children under three are free. All registration fees go directly to the rehabilitation efforts of the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK). [Due to animal permits, all participants need to register. If you have a child age 3 and younger, please register using the Children 3 years and younger option.] For questions and ADA accommodations, please contact msi-edureserve@utlists.utexas.edu or 361-749-3152" REGISTER HERE https://utdirect.utexas.edu/nlogon/txshop/list.WBX?component=0&application_name=MRMARINE&cat_seq_chosen=02&subcategory_seq_chosen=000  

July 28, 2023 10:00 am

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Saturdays – Amos Rehabilitation Keep Tours

Park at 855 East Cotter Avenue,  and meet at the tarpon statue in front of the Patton Center for Marine Science Education. "Learn what goes on behind the scenes in a marine animal rehabilitation facility. Touring the ARK, you can expect to see endangered sea turtles, sea birds, raptor ambassadors, and interpretive signage focusing on the importance of marine life and their habitats. Tours are limited to 15 people. Tours are entirely outdoors, last for approximately 45 minutes, and require some walking. Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather or during holidays. Reservations are required. The tour participant fee is $10, starting June 1. Children under three are free. All registration fees go directly to the rehabilitation efforts of the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK). [Due to animal permits, all participants need to register. If you have a child age 3 and younger, please register using the Children 3 years and younger option.] For questions and ADA accommodations, please contact msi-edureserve@utlists.utexas.edu or 361-749-3152" REGISTER HERE https://utdirect.utexas.edu/nlogon/txshop/list.WBX?component=0&application_name=MRMARINE&cat_seq_chosen=02&subcategory_seq_chosen=000  

July 29, 2023 10:00 am

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Flynn’s Beach Squad

Want to help keep Port Aransas clean? Join Flynn's Beach Squad every Monday from 9 - 10:30 AM . Read more to see how you can help keep Port Aransas enjoyable for years to come.

October 23, 2023 - October 28, 2024 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Beach Walk

Discover the magic of the seashore every 4th Friday of the month from 9 - 11 AM. Meet at the Horace Caldwell Pier and comb the beach with an expert.

October 27, 2023 - October 25, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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