For the second year, the Harte Research Institute will be hosting a series of summer workshops at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve.
Ph.D student Quinn McColly says, “we do a lot of high level science and our objective was really to try to make it accessible to the youth, bring it out into the community, so they can have a hands on experience to see what it is that we do, on a day to day basis.”
The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve has a great facility equipped with materials that every science-enthused child will need to learn about the environment.
“It's not an opportunity for the public to just learn random facts, it's an opportunity for them to learn what a specific lab and Harte Research Institute is doing, and how it's connected to things here in the Corpus Christi area,” says Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve Education Coordinator, Caleb Harris.
Each workshop will include a different department teaching how their area of study helps the environment. You will learn from the socio-economic, Centers for Sportfish Science, and many different departments that make up the Harte Research Institute.
These workshops are specifically geared for kids in the grades 3rd-7th.