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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

  March 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 9–11 a.m.

Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m.

Bay Area Storm Surge Flood Forum, Bay Area Community Center in Clear Lake Park, 5002 NASA Parkway, 77586. RSVP at EventBright.

Friday, March 8, 1–4 p.m.

Seed cleaning and tea in the EIH classroom. Contact Wendy Reistle at reistle@uhcl.edu for information and to volunteer.

Monday, March 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Native Plant Society of Texas Clear Lake Chapter Meeting - The Bees You Never Hear About: Native Bee Natural History, Biodiversity, and Conservation

Tuesday, March 12, 9–11 a.m.

Saturday, March 16, 9–10:30 a.m.

Youth Birding Club - Free birding event for kids 7-13 years old

Monday, March 18, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Surface Water Quality Monitoring Training - Partial Course: Water Quality & Hydrological Monitoring (Day 1).

March 18–March 21, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Surface Water Quality Monitoring Training - Full Course: Partial + Biological & Physical Habitat Monitoring (Days 1-4). Registration closes March 4.

March 22, 5 p.m.

Deadline to register a team for Texas Envirothon

Tuesday, March 19, 9–11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 26, 9–11 a.m.

  April 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 9–11 a.m.

Tuesday, April 9, 9–11 a.m.

April 13–April 15

Texas Envirothon, East Texas

Tuesday, April 16, 9–11 a.m.

Saturday, April 20, 9–10:30 a.m.

Youth Birding Club - Free birding event for kids 7-13 years old

Tuesday, April 23, 9–11 a.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 9–11 a.m.

  • 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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