Many people learn about the sanctuary through our community outreach efforts. Sanctuary staff and volunteers frequently exhibit or present educational information at conferences, community events, dive clubs, meetings, school functions, and more.
Target Audience: Middle School to Adult
Seaside Chats are FREE informal presentations about ocean topics associated with Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the Gulf of Mexico. These presentations take place on Wednesday evenings in February out in the Galveston community. Professional development hours are available for teachers and Master Naturalists.
Ocean Discovery Day
Target Audience: All Ages
Ocean Discovery Day is a FREE open house event at the NOAA Galveston Lab. Visitors enjoy hands-on activities; explore coral reefs, salt marshes, offshore oil platforms and marine science careers; discover Fort Crockett history; learn how to rescue dolphins; visit with sea turtles; and see what NOAA is and does here in the Gulf of Mexico. This event is usually held at the end of March.
We are happy to provide presentations of 30-60 minutes at club or association meetings, or for any group of interested individuals. Just send an email to email@example.com with the specific date and time you have in mind. We will do what we can to accommodate your request. Please make your request at least 60 days in advance.
We can provide a limited number of educational programs with activities for students of any age in the Galveston area. In the past this has included school groups, summer camps, libraries, senior groups and conferences. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the specific date and time you have in mind. We will do what we can to accommodate your request. Please make your request at least 60 days in advance.
We are a registered professional development provider in the State of Texas. Although we do not currently offer any scheduled workshops, we would be happy to provide customized programming for school districts at your location or ours. Just send an email to email@example.com and let us know what you have in mind. Please make your request at least 60 days in advance.