Science & Spanish Club Network: The Only Barrier Along the Texas Coast are Islands
The Gulf of Mexico Foundation’s (GMF), Science & Spanish Club Network, (SSCN) is an ecosystem-based and multi cultural approach to coastal environmental education established in 2000. This project, “Science & Spanish Club Network: The Only Barriers Along the Texas Coast are Islands” continues to build upon previously CMP funded projects. This project also builds upon the successes of past and present collaborations with a mix of working partnerships that continue to strengthen the SSCN sense of confidence in carrying out activities that lead to tasks deliverables. Some of these deliverables and tasks are: establishing an annual Matagorda Island shoreline cleanup, prioritizing marine debris on the Island, and an annual Seagrass Festival in the Redfish Bay State Scientific Study Area community; creating a Whooping Crane curriculum product; and conduct an experiment with two middle schools, attempting to turn low scoring benchmark science and math testing students into passing TAKS testers through experiential experiences at Earth Day Bay Day in Corpus Christi. This confidence is also supported by additional grant support from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance during 2008-2011.
Bahia Grande, Redfish Bay, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge/Matagorda Island and Matagorda Bay