Increase public awareness of Texas coastal ecosystems, why they are important, and how people can protect them.
Over 100,000 people have participated in Coastal Expo!
Interested in being part of Coastal Expo?
This year, we are creating Coastal Expo kits. These kits will be made available to local schools, organizations, and communities that are interested in hosting their own Coastal Expo. The kit will provide all the necessary information needed to conduct a Coastal Expo in your community! We need your help to ensure the success of future events.
If you are interested in volunteering, exhibiting, sponsoring, or hosting a Coastal Expo in your school or community, please contact Holly Grand. Phone: 361-825-3993
Coastal Expo is partially funded by a grant awarded by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and administered through the Coastal Coordination Council and the Texas Coastal Management Program.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) brings the coast to local communities each year through Coastal Expo.
Coastal Expo is a fun, family-oriented event with activities for all ages! Visitors see and touch crabs, sea stars, and other coastal animals; view a glass-bottom stream; solve a mysterious fish kill; learn what washes up on the Texas coast; fish for live catfish; and participate in other great activities. In the process, they learn about Texas coastal ecosystems, why they are important, and how to protect them.
2016 Event Schedule
September 24th - Outdoor Expo, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens
September 24th - National Estuaries Day, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas
September 25th - Bastrop River Rally, Fisherman’s Park, Bastrop
September 30th - October 2nd – Texas State Fair, Fair Park, Dallas
A big thank you to all of our past volunteers, exhibitors, and sponsors! We would not be able to put on such great events without your help.