Galveston Bay Ambassadors Program
The Bay Ambassadors program introduces youth to the natural wonders, resources, and multiple uses of the Galveston Bay estuary and watershed. Trained “Bay Ambassadors” deliver interactive, hands-on, classroom-based presentations and activities tailored to fit the needs of the audience with age, exposure, and interest taken into consideration.
What makes a Bay Ambassador?
- Passion for educating youth about Galveston Bay
- General knowledge about Galveston Bay (training available)
What do Bay Ambassadors do?
- Provide a large map to help participants orient themselves relative to Galveston Bay
- Gather participants’ ideas on ways they can protect habitat and preserve our valuable resources
- Discuss who uses the bay and its waterways
- Provide an activity to teach the concept of salinity, different kinds of water, and what events can change it
- Provide an activity to teach the concept of watershed
- Demonstrate rain run-off, storm drains, and point and non-point source pollution using an interactive watershed model
- Tell younger participants a story
- Present a slide presentation on Galveston Bay
- Share specimens from the bay in a grab bag activity that participants can touch and feel
If you are interested in either serving as a Bay Ambassador or scheduling a Bay Ambassador presentation for your school, class, or group, please contact Rani Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (281) 332-3381 x 212.