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Environmentally Friendly Drilling: Artist Boat Providing Eco-Education and Adventure

Posting Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Energy production workforce personnel will participate in watershed education training focused on the Galveston Bay estuarine system. Participants will engage in hands-on, place-based, and meaningful watershed experiences through Eco-Art Workshops and outdoor Eco-Art Adventures via kayaks that integrate the disciplines of art and science. Funded through the EFD Coastal Impacts Technology Program, these Artist Boat programs are aimed to assure a continued and broadened participation in activities that address priority environmental issues within the estuaries and watersheds impacted by oil and gas activities, using the Environmental Literacy Continuum of the Environmental Protection Agency and the science standards identified in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ocean Literacy Principles.