EIH offers programs for adults and children that are designed to encourage individuals to connect to nature, increase access to the environment, and provide education for both personal and environmental health. Some of our programs include summer nature camps, classes for elementary grade school students, teacher training workshops, and family events on the UHCL campus.
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Environmental Education (EE) Programs
The Texas Envirothon is the largest high school environmental competition, open to any high school student (grades 9 - 12). The Envirothon is an integrated educational experience that will enhance your students' knowledge and environmental literacy.
We offer the opportunity for girls to learn new skills associated with outdoor activities in a safe environment. This free program is geared toward girls in 6th through 12th grade.
Many schools in the Houston area are creating school habitats so that their students can have outdoor learning experiences. EIH offers workshops and resources for teachers who want to use the outdoors as a context for learning.
For children aged 7-13, EIH's youth birding club meets on the third Saturday of the month in the spring and fall.
Our nature camps are designed to get kids outside to learn about our environment. Activities include insect sweeping, making and looking for animal tracks, fishing, bird watching, geocaching and many more.
Through the TPWD CO-OP Grant, EIH provides a variety of opportunities to engage youth in STEM activities, archery, fishing, and birding. Programs include Becoming an Outdoors Girl trainings, three-day summer camps for girls, youth birding club meetings, and field trips to local State Parks and Historic Sites.
Coastal Prairie Restoration: The Seed Collection Project
This seed collection project helped restore 70 acres of Sheldon Lake State Park, which had been cleared of coastal prairie for growing crops.
Floating Wetlands Project
The floating wetland demonstrates a new water quality improvement technique for the Galveston Bay area and is the first public installation of floating wetland islands in Texas.
San Jacinto Battleground Restoration Project and Habitat Guide
The San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park preserve is the oldest and most visited state park in Texas and the site of the Marsh Restoration Project. A free curriculum guide is available for teachers of K - 6 children.
The Environmental Institute of Houston gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors for their generous support of the Environmental Education program.