“Birding 101” – Second Saturday of every month, (9-11am) – is presented by Moody Gardens and Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and is a series of free classes designed to educate and excite people about the tremendous variety of bird life routinely seen around Galveston Island. Classes meet at the Aquarium Pyramid lobby in Moody Gardens located at 1 Hope Blvd. You can attend at any time in the series. For more info call (409)683-4101 or go to galvestonnaturetourism.org.
“Birding 201” – Third Saturday of every month, (9-11am) – classes allow participants, led by an instructor, to visit areas on the Island and spy some of the tremendous variety of birds here. Participants should meet in the Aquarium Pyramid lobby in Moody Gardens located at 1 Hope Blvd. The cost for the class is $5, and Moody Gardens will provide the transportation. To reserve a spot call no later than the Wednesday prior to the Saturday class. For more info call (409)683-4104 or go to galvestonnaturetourism.org.
Artist Boat – Daily – conducts tours of all different kinds for different skill levels and ages. Destinations include East End Lagoon, Christmas Bay, Drum Bay, Armand Bayou, Galveston Island State Park, Trinity River-Cypress Swamp, and Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve. Artist Boat provides kayak, paddle, and lifejacket. Public and private tours are available. For more info and to register go to artistboat.org or call (409)770-0722.
West Bay Big Trout Tournament & Fundraiser – January 27th (12 noon-6pm) – is benefiting the Texana Center Children’s Center for Autism. It will kick off at The West End Marina & Restaurant, 21706 Burnet Dr. For more info go to facebook.com/events/118761498811795