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EPA Awards Over $40,000 to Help Students Understand Marine Mammal Rehabilitation

Release Date: 05/09/2012
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – May 9, 2012) Promoting environmental education through interactive marine mammal experiences is the goal of the “Dolphin Exploration and Vessel Adventure Program” by the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network. This initiative will receive $43,407 to enhance the educational experience for 1,000 students and science teachers in the Greater Houston area.

The goals of this project are to increase awareness of marine mammals and issues with the local marine environment. This will include education about current marine mammal protection initiatives while encouraging interest in an environmental career. Partners include Baywatch Dolphin Tours and Texas A&M, Galveston.

More information on the EPA’s environmental education grant program is available at http://www.epa.gov/education/grants.html

More about activities in EPA Region 6 is available at http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.html

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