San Antonio Bay Partnership is proud to bring the Texas Floating Classroom to the Mid-Coast region during Estuary October. While 2020 was limited due to covid, with your help the 2021 program will be even more successful than 2019!
Aboard the Archimedes, students from Seadrift, Port O’Connor, Port Lavaca, Victoria, Austwell/Tivoli, Edna, Palacios & more see, touch & hold the wonderous animals netted straight out of our bay waters. Ecology lessons teach them about the innerworkings and importance of the bay & estuary systems. Combined with on-shore lessons the students have a fun-filled, hand-on learning experience. And, through traveling touch tanks, the bay is delivered to those schools who are unable to send students to the boat.
It is only through YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT of Estuary October that the Texas Floating Classroom can reach our young people and show them their own “backyard” environment. Learning about rainforests is great but our local kids deserve to learn about the fish, crabs, oysters and the dynamics of the bay & estuary ecosystems through first hand experience. Please support Estuary October so our local kids can come aboard the Texas Floating Classroom.
CLICK HERE to make your generous donation or mail your check to San Antonio Bay Partnership, 405 W. Power Ave. Victoria, TX 77901
For more information about Estuary October and the programs success, see our Texas Floating Classroom page.
Decisions about the October Estuary Education Program will be made soon. Given the current uncertainty in school protocols, it is possible that the program will be delayed until spring as was done after Hurricane Harvey. We will keep you advised! You can find the full details of our Archimedes fundraising efforts here.
As recent observations of stream flow and drought index data have revealed an increasingly alarming trend in the South Central Texas/Middle Texas Coast region, SABP has compiled the most recent data into a series of images illustrating the current status of drought conditions, stream flow, and salinity.
This information will be updated weekly.
Through the efforts of San Antonio Bay Partnership and Community Sponsors, the Texas Parks and Wildlife trail system added a new trail in Seadrift. This trail is the last segment of the famous Texas Water Safari and is a nice mix of river and bay paddling. Click Here for the story of the inaugural paddle and watch the video.
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Santikos Palladium, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) hosted their third annual Watershed Wise Awards. This award recognizes individuals and organizations who have helped to raise awareness of watershed issues relevant to SARA’s vision and mission. Allan Berger, SABP Chair received the award and was featured in SARA’s awards video which was shown along with the SARA’s Environmental Film Festival.
The award video and film fest will be repeated on Thursday, June 28 6 pm – 9 pm at Kenedy City Hall, 303 W Main St. The festival features films about environmental efforts across the country and internationally. It is truly inspiring.
San Antonio River Authority Watershed Wise Awards video features the 2017-2018 award recipients including SABP Chair, Allan Berger! Click here to watch video.