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Grant replaces river research equipment lost to Harvey
Harvey did a number on the hobos and the troll. These are the names of the digital devices University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Environmental Institute of Houston uses to test for water for temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen (called a Hobo) and water depth (called a Troll).

MS candidate Anna Vallery successfully defends her thesis
On Friday, April 27, 2018, Anna Vallery successfully defended her MS thesis entitled "Assessment of shorebirds and wading birds in Galveston Bay using conventional and UAV techniques."

National Academies' Gulf Research Program awards over $340,000 to assist scientific research impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced 11 grant awards totaling $341,283 to assist in the recovery of Gulf Coast scientific research efforts impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Texas to propose ending unlimited commercial wild turtle trapping
In response to a petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and several Texas-based conservation organizations, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Tuesday agreed to propose a rule ending unlimited commercial trapping of the state’s wild turtles.

Prescribed fire on UHCL campus good for habitat
The Environmental Institute of Houston, along with the UHCL Fire Marshal, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Galveston Bay Area Master Naturalist, performed a prescribed burn on Thursday, February 9, at the EIH demonstration prairie site.

Terry Hershey, Houston environmentalist, dies at 94
The Environmental Institute of Houston is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Terry Hershey on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

Message in a bottle
UHCL graduate student Nicole Morris was walking transects, or straight lines, in the marshes of the Sweetwater Preserve on Galveston Island when she made a surprising discovery.

MS candidate Nicole Morris successfully defends thesis
On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, Nicole Morris successfully defended her MS thesis entitled "Mercury Monitoring in Texas Estuaries."

EIH research assistant wins outstanding student award
Josi Robertson, EIH graduate research assistant and student in the Environmental Science M.S. program at UHCL, was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student in Environmental Science Award on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

LyondellBasell donates $6,000 to support environmental education
LyondellBasell, one of the world's premier plastics, chemicals and refining companies, has contributed $6,000 to the University of Houston-Clear Lake Environmental Institute of Houston's new community and teacher rain barrel program.

Lulla receives NASA Exceptional Service Medal
NASA Johnson Space Center's internationally acclaimed scientist Kamlesh Lulla received one of the highest NASA honors—the NASA Exceptional Service Medal—for his long and outstanding contributions toward developing technology collaborations for future exploration missions.

LyondellBasell donates $10,000 to support environmental education at UH-Clear Lake
LyondellBasell, one of the world's premier plastics, chemicals and refining companies, has contributed $10,000 to the University of Houston-Clear Lake's Environmental Institute of Houston for its environmental education programs.

UH-Clear Lake institute receives conservation grant
The University of Houston-Clear Lake's Environmental Institute of Houston has received a $3000 Horned Lizard License Plate grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Texas Wildlife Diversity Program to increase wildlife viewing opportunities on the UH-Clear Lake campus.

EIH's research trailer gets a new look
The Environmental Institute of Houston partnered with the UHCL Art and Design department to create a wrap for EIH's cargo trailer.

UHCL graduate students present research at Texas Academy of Science meeting
Three Environmental Institute of Houston-sponsored graduate students presented their research findings at the 117th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science which took place from March 7–9, 2014, at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

EIH joins TAMUG for sea turtle research along the Texas coast
The weekend of September 13-15th, 2013, the Environmental Institute of Houston's Senior Research Associate Mandi Moss and graduate student Michael Lane joined Texas A&M University at Galveston sea turtle biologist Tasha Metz in Matagorda, Texas, on a sea turtle entanglement netting trip coordinated by TAMUG.

UHCL graduate students, EIH director present diamondback terrapin research
Environmental Institute of Houston-sponsored graduate students Rachel George and Bryan Alleman attended and presented their research findings in a poster paper, Possible Effects of Salinity on Texas Diamondback Terrapin, at the 6th Symposium on Status, Ecology and Conservation of Diamondback Terrapin, which was held at St. Christopher's Camp and Conference Center, Seabrook Island, S.C., on September 13-15, 2013.

EIH wins award at the 51st Clear Lake Boat Lane Parade
The Environmental Institute of Houston's E-shock crew and boat won third prize in the sponsored power boat 27 ft and under category at the 51st Clear Lake Boat Lane Parade.

EIH presents curriculum materials to Durkee Elementary
Sheila Grigsby Brown, habitat curriculum specialist with the Environmental Institute of Houston, delivers $1000 worth of curriculum materials to Durkee Elementary (HISD).

UHCL graduate student chosen for prestigious marine policy fellowship
Former EIH student worker and UHCL graduate student in environmental management has been named finalist for prestigious 2013 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

EIH represents UHCL at the 50th Clear Lake Boat Lane Parade
The University of Houston-Clear Lake was represented by EIH, as staff and students participated in the local Clear Lake community celebration marking the gold anniversary of the Clear Lake Boat Lane Parade.

Houston and Bay Area teachers honored
Houston and Bay Area teachers were honored for their outstanding dedication to science and mathematics education by the University of Houston-Clear Lake School of Education/Environmental Institute of Houston and the Texas Regional Collaboratives at the annual Honoring the Teacher event.

Institute creates wetlands at UH-Clear Lake
University of Houston-Clear Lake's Environmental Institute of Houston, working in partnership with and through funding from the Galveston Bay Estuary Program, created wetlands at UH-Clear Lake to help control flooding and improve water quality before the water enters Horsepen Bayou.

New boats give institute water research capabilities
Researchers at the Environmental Institute of Houston at University of Houston-Clear Lake have found a better way to take to the water to accomplish their work by acquiring research vessels purchased with funding provided by a research grant.

UHCL teams with Texas Regional Collaboratives
Becoming a better science teacher helped Clear Creek Independent School District's Hyde Elementary teacher Audrey Soto's class become better science students.

UHCL's Environmental Institute historian receives lifetime achievement award
Environmental Institute of Houston historian Alecya Gallaway was awarded the Ruth Lester Lifetime Achievement award by the Texas Historical Commission.

Brenda Weiser receives award from international education group
Brenda Weiser, associate professor of science education in the School of Education at the University of Houston - Clear Lake, has received the highest honor from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The Jeske Award recognizes outstanding service to NAAEE and leadership within the profession.

Area science teachers honored and recognized for dedication
Twenty-eight area science teachers were honored and recognized at the annual Honoring the Teacher reception and dinner sponsored by the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TCR), the El Paso Corporation, and the Environmental Institute of Houston/University of Houston – Clear Lake.

UHCL's Environmental Institute to plant WaterSmart school habitat demonstration lab for National EE Week
Students, staff & corporate partners around Univ. of Houston-Clear Lake will participate in the single largest organized environmental education event in U.S. history, April 14 & 15 from 8:30 - Noon, when they help plant our WaterSmart School Habitat Demonstration Lab, which is being constructed in front of the NOA (North Office Annex) building at UHCL.

Project Learning Tree awards EIH at UHCL grant for service learning project
Project Learning Tree® (PLT), the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation, has awarded 33 community grants for its GreenWorks! service learning projects across the country, including one to the Environmental Institute of Houston at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

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