Calling all 12-17 year old conservationists!
The Texas Zoo is pleased to announce a FREE dolphin watching educational excursion for youth out of Port Lavaca, TX on June 18th (10 AM and 1 PM) and June 19th (10 AM). Funding is provided from a generous grant from the Frazier Family Foundation awarded to Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi for dolphin conservation research. Bottlenose dolphin researchers, Dr. Dara Orbach (Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi) and Liz Jensen (Executive Director of The Texas Zoo) will join Captain Whitney onboard the Texas Floating Classroom. During the ~ 2 hour excursion, participants will learn about the lives of marine mammals, view dolphins residing in their natural habitat, and collect research data that will be used to monitor and conserve our Coastal Bend population of dolphins. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera/smart phone for data collection. Registration for these free boating excursions is limited to 25 youths per trip aged 12 through 17 on a first come first serve basis. Individuals can only participate in 1 excursion.
Transportation to the boat is not provided. Participants are to meet Zoo staff at the Texas Floating Classroom at least 15 minutes before excursion start time.