Galveston Island as Natural Habitat: A Bird’s Eye View

A Study Tour

One Saturday, April 12, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | The location for meeting the bus will be given to participants. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. sharp; box lunch will be provided. limited enrollment

Ever since John James Audubon visited Galveston Island in April 1837, travelers have been enchanted with the abundance and variety of its birds and wildlife. We will tour the bird habitats of the island in order to experience this profusion of nature. Ted L. Eubanks, Galveston author, photographer, and natural historian, will accompany us and speak about the remarkable beauty and variety of birds on the upper Texas coast and the environmental threats to them and their habitats. Following Eubanks’s brief lecture we will visit the 1894 Lasker Home for Children—recently renovated as an event venue—for a box lunch. We will then travel to the east end of the island to view birds in their fragile, environmentally threatened habitats.

Ted L. Eubanks is co-author of Birdlife of Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast (Texas A&M Press, 2006); president of Fermata, Inc., a nature tourism, national trails, and wildlife-watching consulting business; and a recipient of the Roger L. Peterson Excellence in Birding Award.

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Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.


Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
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