Join us for an eco-art adventure to discover the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat’s interpretive staff will lead you to great places via kayak, show and identify native species, interpret natural processes, teach water coloring techniques, and assist you with developing paddling skills.
The Coastal Heritage Preserve project is envisioned as a conservation area of approximately 364 acres of land on West Galveston Island adjacent to West Bay.
All Artist Boat public adventures are guided and interpretive via kayak to places on Galveston Bay carefully chosen for their natural significance. All Artist Boat lead guides are ACA certified kayak instructors and all are professionals with degrees in science or art. Most of our participants are beginners, so every adventure includes all equipment and tandem kayaks, and begins with kayak instruction on land.
You will be emailed directions and parking instructions one week prior to the field trip.
This trip is sponsored by Artist Boat whose mission is to promote awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts.
Targets: Great Blue Heron, Tri-colored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Reddish Egret, Cattle Egret, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, American Oystercatcher, Sanderling, Willet, Dunlin, Clapper Rail, Sandwich Tern, Black Tern, Forster’s Tern, Caspian Tern, Common Tern, Royal Tern, Least Tern, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Magnificent Frigatebird, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Osprey, Common Nighthawk, White-tailed Kite, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
This event is sponsored by Artist Boat.
Bring water, snacks, lunch
Meet at Site