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Texas Coastal Expo comes to Moody Gardens

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GLO’s celebration of the Texas coast packed with hands-on activities for all

Contact: Jim Suydam
MEDIA ADVISORY — Jun 14, 2011

AUSTIN — The Texas Coastal Expo is coming to Galveston's Moody Gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18. This free and family-friendly celebration of the Texas Coast - brought to you by the Texas General Land Office - is the biggest coastal expo in Texas.

 "Bring the kids, we'll have touch tanks full of live sea creatures, a floating classroom in the Bay, professional sand castle building, a surf simulator and more," said Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office. "The Texas Coastal Expo is an action-packed day that's fun for all."

 Patterson said the idea behind Texas Coastal Expo is nothing less than improving how Texans understand and care for their coast. "The more Texans know about the coast, the more they'll help to protect it," he said. 

The Texas Coastal Expo will feature exhibits that explain and demonstrate coastal conservation efforts and wind power. There will also be treasure hunts, Texas shrimp cooking demonstrations and lots of free goodies and giveaways.   

Texas Coastal Expo is sponsored by America's Wetlands, Coastal Conservation Association Texas, Crowder Gulf, The Shaw Group, Apollo Environmental, Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program and HNTB.                                                  

For more information on Texas Coastal Expo, go to or find Texas Coastal Expo on Facebook.

WHO:        Everyone is invited for this free day of family fun
WHAT:      Texas Coastal Expo
WHEN:      10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18
WHERE:   Moody Gardens Oleander Bowl, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston 77554
WHY:        To share the wonders of the Texas coast



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