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Texas High School Coastal Monitoring Program

Summary

The Texas High School Coastal Monitoring Program (THSCMP) engages people who live along the coast in the study of their natural environment. High school students, teachers, and scientists work together to gain a better understanding of dune and beach dynamics on the Texas coast. Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin provide the tools and training needed for scientific investigation. Students and teachers learn how to measure the topography, map the vegetation line and shoreline, and observe weather and wave conditions. By participating in an actual research project, the students obtain an enhanced science education. Furthermore, public awareness of coastal processes and the Texas Coastal Management Program is heightened, and the students' efforts provide coastal communities with valuable data on their changing shoreline.

Basics

Coast Wide

N/A

University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology

$127,043

Classification

CMP 306

Public Education & Outreach

N/A



Funding Sources

Source 1

Completed

11-012

Coastal Management Program (CMP)

Primary

Federal

$74,844

15

2012

Source 2

Completed

11-012

University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology

Secondary

State

$52,199

15

2012


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Contacts

University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology
Tiffany L. Caudle
Research Scientist Associate
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713
512-475-9572

General Land Office
1-800-998-4456 option 8
512-475-0773