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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

  November 2018
 

Thursday, November 1, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Seed collecting at San Jacinto Battleground. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu for information and to RSVP.

Thursday, November 1, 12–1 p.m.

Science Colloquium Series: An Introduction to the USGS in Texas and Response to Hurricane Harvey by Michael Lee and Jeff East; SSCB 1100, UHCL.

Friday, November 2, 1–4 p.m.

Seed cleaning at EIH. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu for information and to volunteer.

Saturday, November 3, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Stuart Park Prairie Planting - Join us as we restore native prairie and riparian habitat in Houston’s parks! RSVP if you plan to attend and/or for more information: naturalresources@houstontx.gov

Tuesday, November 6, 9–11 a.m.

Saturday, November 10, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Native Prairie Plant-a-thon - Help restore a portion of Sheldon Lake State Park's native landscape. Over 2,000 native grasses and forbs will be put in the ground. Registration required: Jacob.Poinsett@tpwd.texas.gov

Monday, November 12, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Native Plant Society of Texas Clear Lake Chapter Meeting - Monarch Stewards: Strengthening Monarch Conservation Through Education by Dr. Rebeca Quiñonez-Piñón, Monarch Outreach Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation

Tuesday, November 13, 9–11 a.m.

Wednesday, November 14, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Seed collecting at San Jacinto Battleground. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu for information and to RSVP.

Thursday, November 15, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Seed collecting at UH Coastal Center. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu for information and to RSVP.

Friday, November 16, 1–4 p.m.

Seed cleaning at EIH. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu for information and to volunteer.

Saturday, November 17, 9–10:30 a.m.

Youth Birding Club - New members are always welcome.

Tuesday, November 20, 9–11 a.m.

Thursday, Novenber 22–23

EIH offices closed for Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 27, 9–11 a.m.

Habitat Work Day - Give the gift of time this Giviing Tuesday!

  December 2018
 

Tuesday, December 4, 9–11 a.m.

Wednesday, December 5, 6 p.m.

UHCL Film & Speaker Series: Earthrise screening and Q&A with guest speaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Director

Monday, December 10, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Native Plant Society of Texas Clear Lake Chapter Meeting - Pot luck dinner; no guest speaker

Tuesday, December 11, 9–11 a.m.

December 24, 2018–January 1, 2019

EIH offices closed for Winter Break

Contact
  • Environmental Institute of Houston

    Phone: 281-283-3950
    Email: eih@uhcl.edu

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

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