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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

  September 2018
 

Tuesday, September 4, 9–11 a.m.

Thursday, September 6, 9-11 a.m.

Seed collecting in League City. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu to volunteer.

Friday, September 7, 1-4 p.m.

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

Monday, September 10, 9 a.m.

Seed collecting. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu to volunteer.

Monday, September 10, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 11, 9–11 a.m.

Wednesday, September 12, 8 a.m.

Seed collecting at Deer Park Prairie. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu to volunteer.

Saturday, September 15, 9-10:30 a.m.

Youth Birding Club - First fall meeting! New members are always welcome.

Monday, September 17, 8 a.m.

Seed collecting at San Jacinto site. If it is too wet to go out, we will clean seed at EIH. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu to volunteer.

Tuesday, September 18, 9–11 a.m.

Thursday, September 20, 8 a.m.

Seed collecting at UH Coastal Center. If it is too wet to go out, we will clean seed at EIH. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu to volunteer.

Friday, September 21, 1-4 p.m.

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

Saturday, September 22, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wildscapes Workshop presented by Native Plant Society of Texas Houston Chapter

Saturday, September 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Hobart Taylor 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

Monday, September 24, 8 a.m.

Seed collecting at various locations. If it is too wet to go out, we will clean seed at EIH. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu to volunteer.

Tuesday, September 25, 9–11 a.m.

Thursday, September 27

Seed project. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu for details.

Friday, September 28, 1-4 p.m.

Seed cleaning at EIH. Contact Rowena McDermid at mcdermid@uhcl.edu.

  October 2018
 

Tuesday, October 2, 9–11 a.m.

Saturday, October 6, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Fall Bio-Blitz 2018 at Coastal Heritage Preserve. RSVP by 9/25 to habitat@artistboat.org

Monday, October 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 9, 9–11 a.m.

Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

White Oak Parkway Tree 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, October 16, 9–11 a.m.

Saturday, October 20, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Prairie Pandemonium at Armand Bayou Nature Center. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, October 20, 9-10:30 a.m.

Youth Birding Club - New members are always welcome.

Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Clinton 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, October 23, 9–11 a.m.

Saturday, October 27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Blackhawk Park Invasive Species Removal - 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, October 30, 9-11 a.m.

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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