Partnering to Protect the Local Environment
Since 1991, the Environmental Institute of Houston at University of Houston-Clear Lake has become a community leader in building the partnerships in research, environmental education, and outreach that have facilitated research on critical environmental issues and resulted in implementing real-world solutions. EIH encourages academic activities and public discussion on natural resource conservation and related public policy issues.
The Environmental Institute Houston’s mission is to advance understanding of the environment through interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach. We strive to provide access to environmental information to the university and the community through outreach activities, seminars and presentations that spotlight topics that are of vital importance to students, citizens, teachers, and technical audiences.
Research Activities 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 the technical and scientific expertise to provide clarity and offer solutions to the environmental challenges facing our area.
Educating students and community members about ways to conserve and protect our 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.