Coastal Expo Activities|
Sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.
Coastal Expo Activities are scheduled during the following hours:
|Saturday - April 20
|| 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|Sunday - April 21
|| 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Coastal Expo Mission: Increase public awareness of Texas coastal ecosystems, why they are important, and how people can protect them
Touch and learn about fiddler crabs, hermit crabs, and blue crabs at our crab-shaped pool. The crab marsh has sand and local marsh plants that create a "true" habitat for the visiting crabs. Children and adults will learn about where the crabs live, what the crabs eat, what eats the crab, the importance of marsh habitat, and why we should care about their habitat.
Wooden boxes with coastal artifacts inside and an opening at one end encourage participants to identify the contents of the box by touch. It is a fun way to learn about the diversity of our coastal habitats and objects.
Show your artistic talents with our fish printing station. Create artwork inspired by the fish that does not smell fishy! Washable paints are painted on a rubber fish of choice and then "printed" on the corresponding paper that is filled with facts about each fish.
Ever wonder what washes up on the Texas coast? This is the place to see the marvels the ocean carries around the world. Touch, see, and learn about the shells, sea beans, feathers, plastics, and bones that have been found on your coastline.
Fish Rubbing Tables
Make a coastal fish, mammal, or invertebrate appear by rubbing a crayon on a piece of paper. The raised picture below the paper will appear, and so will fun facts about your animal.