Six Fun Things To Do With Artist Boat
1. Eco-Art Kayak Adventures
Join us this summer for a refreshing kayak tour! Registration is open for the season! Kayak beautiful Galveston Bay on an eco-art kayak adventure with Artist Boat Saturdays & Sundays until September 6th.
Paddle your cares away as you transform your mindset from everyday humdrum to Coastal Adventure! Nominated for best-guided water tour, Artist Boat is led by scientists and artists. Spot wildlife! Identify native plants and taste saltwater! Bring the whole family! Spaces are limited to 10 guests. Book your Adventure and Register today at https://www.artistboat.org/public-kayak-registration/.
Eco-Art Adventure Pricing
$75 for three- and four-hour Adventures. Includes stop for watercolor demonstration and painting.
2. Marvelous Migration
We are overjoyed to announce that Artist Boat Coastal Heritage Preserve is open to the public for the spring birding migration!
Open 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily from April 15 until May 23.
Come experience the preserve at its birding best. Bring your easel, camera, or binoculars to capture the beauty of the spring migration on our slice of permanently preserved coastal prairie and wetlands.
The trails are accessible by paid access only. Register today for your opportunity to explore the Coastal Heritage Preserve among the 403 known species that call it home including birds, otters, coyotes, swamp rabbits, fish, shrimp, and turtles!
Register at: www.artistboat.org
3. Beautify the Bucket
Beautify the Bucket Art Competition Sign-up is now open!
Help Artist Boat beautify the trash receptacles along Galveston beaches to enhance the views of the beach and catch the eye of visitors.
Your beautiful and clever artwork helps to increase the proper use of the trash receptacles in our Beautify the Bucket Art Competition. Together we can all help to reduce marine debris!
Registration is open April 16 – May 8, 2021. Judging & display occurs on June 12th, at Stewart Beach during the World Oceans Day Festival in Galveston, TX. Winners are announced at 12:00pm.
View and download registration forms at: https://www.artistboat.org/beautify-the-bucket/
Trash Barrels are limited and are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. $20 registration fee.
Help keep our beaches clean and pristine! Thank you!
4. Marine Debris Art Contest
Artists and ocean-lovers of all ages can submit pieces to display at the World Oceans Day festival on June 12th. Art pieces are comprised primarily of marine debris and demonstrate the effects aquatic trash can have on our oceans and the life that depends on them. During the festival, our judges will view all submissions, and you can get in on the action too! Registration is open from now until May 30th. Artwork must be delivered to Artist Boat by June 9th. Registration fee is $15 for adults or $7 for children.https://www.artistboat.org/world-oceans-day-festival/
5. Summer Camp
Explore, Observe, and Create in the Artist Boat Summer Camp Sessions! Artist Boat Campers will experience true science and art enrichment with outdoor activities and art projects. Join us for inspirational education!
Eco-Art Camp sessions are designed for children ages 5 to 10. $200 Week-long camps are being held from June 21-July 30, 9:00am to 4:00pm daily. Different activities every week!
Eco Camp sessions are designed for children age 11-15. $275 Week long camps are being held from June 14-July 23, 2021, 9:00am to 4:00pm daily.
Registration is required and spaces are limited to 10 students to ensure small camp size and individual attention.
6. Educators Professional Development
Sign up for a professional development course with Artist Boat today! Artist Boat is offering our NOAA BWET: Turn the TIDE on Climate change and Extreme Weather Professional Development Workshop for Educators from June 7th – July 1st, 2021 AND NOAA Planet Stewards: Community Resilience to Climate Change Professional Development Workshop for Educators from July 5th – 29th, 2021.
Artist Boat is a TEA certified Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider for Texas. These include live panel discussions with scientists at NOAA, hands on workshops & activities, kayak trips, and so much more!
To check out the schedule, learn more, or sign up go to https://www.artistboat.org/noaa-professional-development/. Space is limited so sign up before it’s full!