Artist Boat

Do you enjoy getting your hands and feet wet to learn about the environment? Do you want to share this experience with your students?

If you answered "Yes!", join the Artist Boat and our award winning staff for an intensive, hands-on training that is guaranteed to change the way you think and teach about the marine environment... forever!

About the Workshop

This is not your ordinary workshop! It is a hands-on experience from the moment you step through the door. The content will be based on local priorities and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) standards for Ocean Literacy.

This is a FREE professional development funded by NOAA B-WET.

Who Can Participate

Seventh and eigth grade teachers in all content areas who need creative science and math integration strategies and who want to make these content areas more fun and meaningful in their classroom.

Requirements of participating teachers: Students of participating teachers will participate in the Eco-Art Workshop and Eco-Art Kayak Adventure.  As a measurement of the program, students must take a pre and post test of the Eco-Art Workshop and Adventure and take unit quizzes to test thier knowledg of the Environmental Curricula. Other measurements of knowledge gained from this program will be conducted throughout the school year. All teachers who are accepted will be expected to perform to their fullest potential.

Benefits of Participation

Earn 40 CPE hours while learning about the significance of your local estuary, non-point source pollution, natural resources, restoration, and native flora and fauna through the hands-on lessons of Artist Boat’s Environmental Curricula.  In just five days, you will be well on your way to creating unforgettable environmental literacy learning experiences for your students!

Develop a lesson with math and science TEKS alignment that is based on the experiential learning cycle, relates to the coastal zone, and relates to the current global economy. This developled lesson will earn an extra 8 CPE hours!

Experience the Eco-Art Workshop and Eco-Art Kayak Adventure!

Learn to utilize the learning cycle to promote science, math, and art!


There is limited space; 20 teachers will be accepted for each week. To receive more details and an application contact Rani Henderson via phone at (409) 770-0722, or email, Applying schools with a team of two to six teachers will be given highest priority.

CWI Application Packet, Houston Galveston Area

Please download the applicaiton packet for your area, fill out all forms and submit by mail to:

Attention: Coastal Waters Institute

Artist Boat

2415 Avenue K.

Galveston, TX 77550