2017 Gulf B-WET Regional Meeting

Above: Educators participant in a learning activity that demonstrates coral feeding techniques at the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Regional B-WET meeting at Artist Boat and NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in Galveston, Texas.


In the spring of 2017, the Gulf of Mexico B-WET Program held its fourth Regional Meeting in Galveston, Texas.

A special thank you to Artist Boat and NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary staff. Their hospitality allowed for the success of our meeting!

The following materials summarize our meeting.

1. Meeting Objectives

2. Meeting Agenda: click here

3. Presentations

Friday, May 5 - Presenter Presentation Title
Amy Clark (NOAA Fisheries) Workshop Overview and Objectives
Panel: Overview of Select Gulf of Mexico Restoration and Recovery Funding Programs and Brainstorming on Engaging Environmental Educators
Woody Woodrow (US Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program) National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund
Jamie Schubert (NOAA Restoration Center) Natural Resource Damage Assessment Program
Sarah Bernhardt (Galveston Bay Estuary Program) and Keala Hughes (Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council) Gulf Coast Restoration Funding under the RESTORE Act
B-WET National Evaluation
Bronwen Rice (NOAA Office of Education) A Closer Look at Recent B-WET National Evaluation Results, including handouts
   
Saturday, May 6 – Presenters Presentation Titles
Update on the NOAA-21st Century Community Learning Center Watershed STEM Education Partnership Grants
Bronwen Rice (NOAA Office of Education) An Overview of the NOAA-21st Century Community Learning Centers Watershed STEM Education Partnership Grants
Amanda Rinehart (Artist Boat) How do you Back the Bay?
Kelsey Johnson (Gulf Coast Design Studio, Mississippi State University) Getting to Know Magnolia Bayou through Science, Arts and Culture
Solutions to MWEE Challenges from Gulf B-WET Grantees
Amy Clark, NOAA Fisheries Session Overview and MWEE Definition
Gary Kratzer, Caroline Hennigan, Lori McGee, McNeese State University Calcasieu-Cameron Environmental Explorers - C2E2
Teresa LeSage Clements, University of Houston-Victoria Texas Coastal Bend Aquatic & Environmental Science Teacher Professional Development with VISTA Plus and Watershed Field Experiences
Venise Ortego, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Watershed Webs
Dinah Maygarden, University of New Orleans Youth Environmental Science Stewards (YESS)
Lisa Wooley, Clear Creak Independent School District Education Village Bay Watershed Education Program
Michael Zinser, Florida State University Panama City Preserving our Underwater Pastures (PUP): Researching human impact on local historic artificial reef structures
   
Sunday, May 7 – Presenters Presentations/Materials
Shelley Du Puy, NOAA’s Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Hands-on Activity Demonstrations
   
Other Meeting Materials  
NOAA-21st Century Community Learning Center Watershed STEM Education Partnership Grant Announcement  
Environmental Law Institute Gulf Restoration and Recovery Overviews  
New Educators Guide to the MWEE  
Overview of Project SIT (Seawall Interpretive Trail) Descriptive Video

4. Participant List: click here