The Environmental Institute of Houston receives partial funding by the Texas Legislature,
but research projects and educational programs also rely on funding primarily through
grants, contracts, and donations from agencies, corporations, foundations, and individuals.
Your support will help EIH advance understanding of the environment through interdisciplinary
research, education, and outreach.
Research and Technical Outreach
You can help support EIH today by making a contribution that will have an impact on
the environmental research, technical training, and student-based support that EIH
provides. There are many ways to contribute to EIH's research efforts. Prospective
donors have the ability to specify and target how their donations will be used or
if undecided can contact us on various options. For example, EIH offers two adoption
programs that directly fund our diamond-backed terrapin and bottlenose dolphin research
When you symbolically adopt a terrapin, you help fund important research on this unique
Texas species and its habitat. Through the program, you will get to name a terrapin
and receive a certificate of adoption with a photo. Adopt a terrapin for yourself
or to give as a gift. Learn more at www.eih.uhcl.edu/outreach/adopt-terrapin.
You can help the dolphins of Galveston Bay! EIH has partnered with Galveston Bay Foundation
to establish the Galveston Bay Dolphin Research and Conservation Program, which monitors
the dolphin population, researches their health, ecology and behavior, and studies
the impact of human-dolphin interactions. You can support this program by donating
to symbolically adopt or name a dolphin, and you'll be updated throughout the year
on your dolphin buddy! Learn more at www.galvbay.org/dolphin/adopt/.
Other examples of research needs include
- Support of UHCL graduate student research assistantships;
- Undergraduate internships;
- Ongoing maintenance of our created research wetlands on our campus and creation of
future experimental wetlands;
- Lab and building funds;
- Purchase of laboratory and field equipment including boats for outdoor classroom and
research uses; and
- Environmental and fish and wildlife research programs including colonial waterbird
ecology, sports and commercial fisheries, oyster reef ecology, shark ecology, larval
fish and zooplankton, environmental flows, invasive species, air and water quality
For more information on how you can help EIH through your tax deductible donation
as an individual or corporation, please contact us at email@example.com, 281-283-3950 or EIH Director George Guillen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EIH offers programs for adults and children that are designed to encourage individuals
to connect to nature, increase access to the environment, and provide education for
both personal and environmental health. EIH's environmental education offerings include
teacher training workshops, master naturalist workshops, summer camps, scout activities,
and family events on the UHCL campus. EIH also serves as the headquarters for the
Texas Envirothon, a statewide academic competition for high school students. For information
on how to make a tax deductible donation to the EE program, contact Wendy Reistle
at email@example.com or 281-283-3045.
EIH provides three- or six-hour in-service workshops using the WaterSmart Demonstration
School Habitat Lab as a model for teachers interested in building or utilizing their
own school habitat. Donations to the School Habitat program go toward workshop materials
for teachers including school habitat curriculum guides, native plants for school
habitats, and instructional DVDs covering school habitats. Learn more at www.eih.uhcl.edu/education/habitats.
Summer Nature Camps
Our Nature Camps are designed to allow first through eight graders the opportunity
to explore and learn about the environment in a fun way. EIH provides many opportunities
for outdoor exploration, wildlife observation, and fun! Activities include fishing,
geocaching, archery and much more. When you sponsor or donate to EIH's camp program,
you help cover the costs of materials and supplies and allow EIH to offer camp scholarships
to local, underserved populations of students. Learn more at www.eih.uhcl.edu/education/summer-camps.
Texas Envirothon Partners Program
In order to help Texas high school students enhance their understanding of environmental
issues and learn what it means to work as a team, we are dependent upon the generosity
of private and corporate support. To that end, we have created the Texas Envirothon
Partners Program, a formal structure for recognition of annual giving by companies
who support the Texas Envirothon. Members will be recognized in a variety of ways.
Learn more at www.texasenvirothon.org/sponsors.