MEDIA ALERT
 
DATE:  May , 2004
CONTACT: Dr. Margaret Bolick, Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, College of Education (361) 825-2674; Dr. Denise Hill, Assistant Professor, College of Education (361) 825-5880; Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs Manager, (361) 825-2337

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WHO:  Representatives from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality,
Port Industries of Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program,
College of Education and participants from the Teaching Environmental Science courses
WHAT:   Ten Year Reception hosted by the College of Education
WHEN:   Thursday, June 17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
WHERE:  Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, Room 101

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to Host 10th Anniversary Reception for Supporters of Environmental Science Course
More than 300 area teachers have participated in free program
 
The College of Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host a 10th anniversary reception to recognize sponsors, supporters and Master Teachers of the “Teaching Environmental Science I and II” class on Thursday, June 17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, Room 101. In 1994, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality working with University faculty established the courses to increase awareness of environmental issues specific to this area. Supporters of the program also include: the Port Industries of Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program.

The courses are offered to Corpus Christi and surrounding area public and private school teachers to promote local resources available for use in the classroom and to promote a cleaner Texas environment through the prevention and reduction of pollution. Since the summer of 1994 more than 300 teachers have participated in the program. Tuition costs and supplies for the courses are provided by the supporters of the program.