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EIH was founded at University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1991 to address current and future environmental issues in partnership with the university and the community.
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EIH is recruiting two field technician/intern positions to assist with field sampling from May 16 to September 30, 2016; dates are flexible depending upon school schedule. All work will be based out of Houston, TX. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable field experience in all aspects of wetland condition assessment. For more information, see the job description at

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#ecology #summerjob #science #houston #wetland #wetlands #conservation #texas #science #environment #biology #wetlandecology #fieldtechnician #intern #internship
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The earth has music for those who listen...
George Santayana

#quotes #environmentalliteracy #quote #quoteoftheday #quoteMonday #nature #music #earth
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The Native Plant Society of Texas is awarding small grants to community groups and schools to provide for milkweed and Monarch nectar plants in gardens. Deadline for application is February 15 and awards will be granted on March 1.
The Native Plant Society of Texas awards small grants to nature centers, schools, educational groups and others to help fund development of Monarch demonstration gardens or Waystations on public sites
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The Environmental Institute of Houston is offering a two-part course covering surface water assessments utilizing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Surface Water Quality Monitoring (SWQM) guidelines. Both courses will consist of classroom and field-based instruction designed to explain the theory and methodology of SWQM procedures with a hands-on component in local rivers and streams.
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#waterquality   #waterqualitymonitoring  #training
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#GlobalCareDay at EIH
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Texas Brigade applications are due March 15.
The Texas Brigades is a wildlife-focused leadership development program for high school youth (ages 13-17). There are five different camps: Bobwhite Brigade, Buckskin Brigade, Bass Brigade, Waterfowl Brigade, and Ranch Brigade.
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It's World Wetlands Day! Did you know we have a wetland on the #UHCL campus? The #UHCLWetlands was created in 2013 to help filter water entering Horsepen Bayou from campus. It also provides habitat for many species from insects to alligators. It's a great place to do some birding or take a stress-relieving walk. The boardwalk is located on Bayou Rd W.

Wetlands purify and replenish our water, and provide the fish and rice that feed billions. Wetlands act as a natural sponge against flooding and drought, and protect our coastlines. They burst with biodiversity, and are a vital means of storing carbon.

Unfortunately, these benefits are not widely known. Often viewed as wasteland, 64% of our wetlands have disappeared since 1900.

#WorldWetlandsDay #wetland #wetlands #SustainableLivelihoods #WetlandsForOurFuture #habitat #nature #wilderness #getoutside #ecosystem #marine #ocean #estuarine #estuary #riverine #river #lacustrine #lake #palustrine #marsh
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The Environmental Institute of Houston is looking for a field botanist to help with the upcoming sampling for the National Wetland Condition Assessment, here in Texas. We are looking for a hard working individual with wetland vegetation taxonomic expertise. This temporary position is an excellent opportunity to travel all over the state and gain experience working on a national assessment. For more information or to apply please e-mail:

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EIH Students and Staff are presenting their research at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society meeting this week in Kerrville, TX. We hope to see you there!

The titles of the oral presentations are listed below.

Development of methodology to validate freshwater needs of the Brazos River estuary
Curtis, S.*, J. Oakley, M. Gordon, and G. Guillen

Influence of freshwater inflow on nekton of the Brazos River estuary
Guillen, G.*, S. Curtis, J. Oakley, and M. Gordon

Growth and reproduction of the Saltmarsh Topminnow (Fundulus jenkinsi) in Texas
Robertson, J. J.*,S, S. Curtis, J. Oakley, and G. Guillen

Mercury monitoring in Texas waters of the Gulf of Mexico: a concurrent study with the National Coastal Condition Assessment
Morris, N.*,S, and G. Guillen
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Start the new year off with a green thumb via BirdSleuth's School Garden Grants! Thanks to a generous sponsor, BirdSleuth will support 10 teachers who wish to create or improve their school garden. Learn more and apply at Deadline for this school garden grant is February 15. Please share with teachers you know.
Apply by Feb. 15 for a chance to receive a $2,000 BirdSleuth Garden Grant.
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Studies consistently show that access to nature and green space can help students be more successful in and outside of the classroom—improving concentration,
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EIH addresses environmental issues in partnership with the university and the community.
EIH was founded in 1991 to address current and future environmental issues in partnership with the university and the community.
To help people in the Houston region participate more effectively in environmental improvement. Information and technology will be obtained and disseminated from research supported by EIH in critical areas including pollution prevention, natural resource conservation, public policy, and societal issues. EIH will seek to expand balanced environmental education based on objective scholarship to empower the entire community to make sound decisions on environmental issues.
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