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Since 1991, the mission of the Environmental Institute of Houston at University of Houston-Clear Lake has been to advance understanding of the environment through interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach. 

The Environmental Institute Houston provides access to environmental information to the university and the community through activities, seminars and presentations that spotlight topics of vital importance to students, citizens, teachers and technical audiences.

Research and Environmental Education

Our research activities focus on water resources, wetlands, fisheries and wildlife conservation management. Institute scientists apply their diverse skills to examine environmental issues statewide and throughout the Gulf of Mexico. They deliver technical and scientific expertise, providing clarity to diverse environmental questions facing our region.

Educating students and community members about the environment is our primary objective. We provide technical assistance and professional development opportunities for educators, emphasizing environmental and science education by offering educator workshops for public and private schools, higher education, nature centers, parks and other environmental education providers. We invite you to learn more about EIH through our outreach programs that include public presentations, educational displays, lay-language reports and environmental data analysis.

Upcoming Events

October 2021

Saturday, Oct 9, 9–12 p.m.

Native Plant Sale, NOA 1 Garden at UHCL

Monday, Oct 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 16, 9–11 a.m.

Youth Birding Club at Exploration Green

November 2021

Friday, Nov 5, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Trashless Picnic at Potter Pond. Pack a litter-free lunch and come learn the benefits of going waste free.

Monday, Nov 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Native Plant Society of Texas Clear Lake Chapter Meeting - Online via Zoom and in person at UHCL

Wednesday, Nov 17, 4:30–7 p.m.

Sustainable Stories Film Festival, Live screenings and Expo, Bayou Theater

Friday, Nov 19, 6–10 p.m.

Sustainable Stories Film Festival, Live screenings and Awards, Bayou Theater

Saturday, Nov 20, 9–11 a.m.

Youth Birding Club at Exploration Green


  • Environmental Institute of Houston

    Phone: 281-283-3950

    North Office Annex
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 540
    Houston, TX 77058-1002