Galveston TX United States 77554
Located at the foot of 51st Street / Seawolf Parkway drawbridge on Pelican Island, Galveston County, TX, the TAMUG Wetlands Center and its Wetlands Research and Education Pavilion (WREP - pronounced REP as in reputation and represent) were dedicated in 2004, but the property served as an outdoor wetlands and coastal ecology classroom for years prior to its official opening. TAMUG Wetlands Center goals include:
Enrich the educational experience of undergraduate and graduate students at the university;
Expand and improve the Outreach Program;
Promote a better understanding of marine ecology;
Provide opportunities and facilities for environmental research; and
Increase awareness of social and environmental issues.
The approximately 20-acre property includes extensive salt and freshwater marshes and wetlands, coastal prairie and uplands, one-half mile of shell beach shoreline on Galveston Bay and a 4000 square-foot open air teaching pavilion with lavatory, storage and research space. The TAMUG Wetlands Center represents an unparalleled opportunity for wetlands and coastal research and education.