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February 2019

Dr. Darren Henrichs speaking on Harmful Algal Blooms in the Gulf of Mexico: combining automated imagery and computer models

February 21 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Speaker: Darren Henrichs, Ph.D. – Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University Title: Harmful Algal Blooms in the Gulf of Mexico: combining automated imagery and computer models Summary: Harmful algal blooms (HABs), such as red tides, in the Gulf of Mexico are responsible for shellfish poisoning in humans, marine mortality events, and can result in severe economic losses for coastal communities. Our laboratory at Texas A&M University currently has several ongoing projects looking at the who, where, when,…

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AT: UTMSI Public Lecture, “Trends in Marine Bird Injuries and Wildlife Rehab on Mustang Island”

February 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thu, Feb 21 Title: Trends in Marine Bird Injuries and Wildlife Rehab on Mustang Island Speaker: Alicia Walker, ARK Program Coordinator, University of Texas Marine Science Institute Location: Community Center, 408 North Alister, Port Aransas Time: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)   Contact Sue if you plan to attend so that she can line up these events in our chapter’s VMS listings at@txmnbv.org

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AT: Texas Waters Webinar – “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act”

February 26 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

"Recovering American's Wildlife Act (H.R. 4647)" Tues February 26, 3-4pm Kelly Simon, Urban Wildlife Biologist, Central Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. About the speaker: Kelly Conrad Simon has been with Texas Parks and Wildlife since 1995 and currently serves as the Urban Wildlife Biologist for the Central Texas area.  In this capacity, she coordinates employee engagement with the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Her other projects generally involve the topics of native planting and wildlife habitat, exotic invasive plants, native…

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AT: UTMSI Public Lecture, “Citizen Science – the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team”

February 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thu, Feb 28 Title: Citizen Science – the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team Invited Schweppe Speaker: Dr. Julia Parrish, University of Washington Location: Pioneer R.V. Park, Hwy 361, 120 Gulfwind Dr, Port Aransas Time 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Contact Sue if you plan to attend so that she can line up these events in our chapter’s VMS listings at@txmnbv.org

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March 2019

AT: Water quality monitoring training session

March 18 - March 21

Mary Meuth has notified us of an opportunity for water quality monitoring training from the University of Houston-Clear Lake from the Environmental Institute of Houston that will be a two-part training course focusing on Surface Water Quality Monitoring techniques.  The partial course on March 18 will cover fundamental techniques for TCEQ's water quality and hydrological monitoring.  The full course on March 18-21 will cover additional techniques and protocols for biological and physical haitat monitoring, emphasizing wadeable stream sampling techniques.  Each…

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April 2019

AT: Advanced bird banding/MAPS course

April 10 - April 13

Advanced Bird Banding/MAPS Course Welder Wildlife Refuge April 10, 2019 The workshop will begin at 8:00 the morning of April 10th and end the afternoon of April 13th to make a total of 15 hours of training. The workshop is hosted by the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation and the Institute for Bird Populations (http://www.birdpop.org/) of Point Reyes, California. This 4-day workshop is being taught by a professional from the Institute for Bird Populations, Daniele Kaschube. There will be…

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BioBlitz

April 26 - April 27

Details to follow.

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June 2019

AT: North American Prairie Conference

June 2 - June 5

The Houston chapter of Prairies will host the North American Prairie Conference on June 2-5, 2019.  It's still being planned so watch their website for updating information.  The Conference will take place at the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus. More info: http://www.northamericanprairie.org/

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August 2019

AT: Texas Bluebird Society annual event

August 3

The Texas Bluebird Society holds its annual event in Midlothian on August 3, 2019. More info: https://texasbluebirdsociety.org/Events.php

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October 2019

Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting

October 18 - October 20

Save the date for our 20th Annual Meeting, October 18th-20th, in Rockwall, Texas.

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