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Giving Tuesday

A turtle peeking out of its shell, held aloft in a grassy wetland
Diamond-backed terrapin

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27 and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

Whether it’s some of your time, a donation, gift or the power of your voice, you can help make a difference in our community. Here, we've compiled a list of ways you can give.

When you symbolically adopt a terrapin, you help fund important research on this unique Texas species and its habitat. Through the program, you will get to name a terrapin and receive a certificate of adoption with a photo. Adopt a terrapin for yourself or to give as a gift.

You can help the dolphins of Galveston Bay! EIH has partnered with Galveston Bay Foundation to establish the Galveston Bay Dolphin Research and Conservation Program, which monitors the dolphin population, researches their health, ecology and behavior, and studies the impact of human-dolphin interactions. You can support this program by donating to symbolically adopt or name a dolphin, and you'll be updated throughout the year on your dolphin buddy! Learn more at

Habitat Work Day
Give the gift of time by volunteering in the EIH WaterSmart School Habitat Demonstration Lab. We will meet on November 27 from 9-11 a.m. in front of the NOA I building on the UHCL campus. No experience necessary.

In order to help Texas high school students enhance their understanding of environmental issues and learn what it means to work as a team, we are dependent upon the generosity of private and corporate support. To that end, we have created the Texas Envirothon Partners Program, a formal structure for recognition of annual giving by companies who support the Texas Envirothon. Donations from individuals are also appreciated.

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (, Facebook page ( or follow @GivingTuesday and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.