Matagorda Island Ecology

The San Antonio Bay Partnership is working with the staff of the Texas Floating Classroom, Inc. to provide a one-day educational program entitled Matagorda Island Ecology Training Module.” The purpose of the program is to provide a hands-on environmental educational experience for adult education groups (such as the Texas Master Naturalists) and other higher education groups (i.e., colleges, universities) that highlights the ecology of Matagorda Island and the adjacent bay system.  The one-day training will consist of three education modules that highlight the ecology of beach, salt marsh ecology, and bay habitats.

Participants will depart Port O’Connor aboard the R/V Archimedes and travel to the back-side of Matagorda Island where they will disembark from the boat at Sunday Beach.  While onshore, participants will take part in both the Beach Ecology and Salt Marsh Ecology lessons.  Participants will be required to walk to and from the backside of Matagorda Island and the Gulf beach area (approximately one quarter mile one-way).  The Bay Ecology lesson will occur while participants are being transported to and from Matagorda Island.

If  you are interested in participating in the Ecology of Matagorda Island education program contact Kiersten Madden Stanzel (361-813-1401;