In the Press

NBC 23 KVEO - UTRGV Marine summer camp underway

6/13/2019 - PORT ISABEL, Texas — Protecting wildlife and promoting education. Today marks the first of many Marine Science camps at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. From local fish and other marine animals, it is a unique hands-on approach aimed at inspiring future generations. [Story continued on linked page.]

Brownsville Herald - Floating School: Kids explore sea life aboard marine vessel

6/13/2019 - The Coastal Kids Marine Science Day Camp kicked off Thursday at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Coastal Studies Lab in South Padre Island. The camp is taught at the “Ridley floating classroom,” a 57-foot marine vessel fully equipped for research and learning. Children at the camp used plankton nets, trawls, water and sediment samplers and test are given to kids to gain an understanding in the research of marine biology, ecology and human impacts on the marine environment, according to its official website. [Story continued on linked page.]

CBS 4 Valley Central - Special Report: Climate of Change in the Rio Grande Valley

5/21/2019 - Dr. Chris Gabler and four of his graduate students were interviewed during a sweeps week special report about how climate change will affect the communities and ecosystems of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The story featured video and imagery of the Gabler Lab at one of their experimental field sites in the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge near Brownsville, TX, where they are manipulating rainfall to investigate the impacts of changes in precipitation on plant communities and wetland ecosystem services.