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Guest Speaker: Jace Tunnell

Friday, February 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Jace Tunnell, Director, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)

Presentation: “Hurdles with Nurdles: A Gulf-wide Citizen Science Project”

Nurdle Patrol is a citizen science project lead by the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. We are looking to gather information about where nurdles are located across Texas and the rest of the Gulf of Mexico, remove the nurdles from the environment, and create awareness about the nurdle issue. Nurdles are small plastic pellets and are the basis of everything plastic. They are small and look like food to animals, and they absorb other toxins in the environment so can be deadly to some animals depending on the toxin concentrations. You can be a part of the solution by doing your own survey! Come to this presentation to hear how you can get involved. Jace Tunnell is the director of the Mission-Aransas Reserve, was the president of the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation from 2016 to 2018, and was named Conservationist of the Year in 2017 by the Coastal Conservation Association. His conservation efforts include educating the public about plastic pollution, estuarine science, and protection of our natural resources.

LOCATION: Port Aransas Community Center


Friday, February 22
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Port Aransas Community Center
408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX United States
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