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EIH addresses environmental issues in partnership with the university and the community.
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Texas Brigade applications are due March 15.

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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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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 earth has music for those who listen...
George Santayana

#quotes #environmentalliteracy #quote #quoteoftheday #quoteMonday #nature #music #earth

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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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.

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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.
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