January Artist Boat Events: Volunteers Needed

Artist Boat Events This Month:

A New Year, New Opportunities to Get Involved

Artist Boat’s purpose is protecting our Gulf Coast through land conservation and fun, educational, inspiring adventures that spark creativity, awareness and action.

Since its inception over 100,000 participants have helped bring 40,000 students to estuaries by kayak, foot, or vessel; created over 50+ public art works; conserved over 600+ acres on west Galveston Island forming the Coastal Heritage Preserve and creating a place for the future Gulf Coast Environmental Education Center; restored over 50 acres of dunes and prairies to assure recovery of these ecosystems following Hurricane Ike; formed the Bucket Brigade comprised of a Marine Debris Task Force, interpretive tours, beautified buckets for trash, recycle centers, and more on Galveston beaches.

Apply Now for We Back the Bay Programming

Artist Boat is now taking applications for the “We Back the Bay Program.” This is open for 6 -12th grade teachers in the counties surrounding Galveston Bay. Come out and create a learning legacy SmartWater landscape on your campus as your students learn about the causes and consequences of poor water quality in Galveston Bay. Email

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with Artist Boat? They have several options for interested people to get involved. We will be hosting the first Sea Citizen Volunteer Orientation of the year on Saturday, February 10th, 9-11am. Come out and learn about all the ways you can get involved. Email for more info.

Coastal Heritage Preserve Open Volunteer Workdays – Join in the new year on the 3rd Thursday of January, 9am to 12 noon. Artist Boat will need volunteers to separate seedlings in our greenhouse nursery to give plants room for roots to spread out and grow. Email for more information.

Book Your Spring 2018 Eco-Art Workshop and Adventure

In workshops, Artist Boat works with concepts such as non-point source pollution and wetland functions. Students also create a watercolor portrait of a native animal from Galveston Bay. These adventures (kayak, walking, or vessel) utilize outdoor instruction and experiential learning to explore estuarine ecology, plein-air painting, water quality, and paddling safety. Workshops and Adventures are TEKS aligned, apply S.T.E.A.M. based learning, and provide 6 hours of field lab to your students.  Email for more information.

Support Artist Boat Just By Shopping at Kroger

Choose Artist Boat as your organization to support as part of Kroger’s Community Rewards Program and support Artist Boat just by doing your normal shopping. Simply visit and create an account with your Kroger Card. On the Community page, select Artist Boat with our NPO number 49997 and you are set!


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