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Exhibitors are located in or near the Exhibitions Building at the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Campus, near the main entrance to the Refuge.

Brazoria County Master Gardeners Association

Brazoria County Master Gardeners Association

Master Gardeners are local volunteers in your community who work with the AgriLIFE Extension to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve your community's quality of life through various horticultural projects. The members of the Brazoria County Master Gardeners Association are volunteers who work with the AgriLIFE Extension to improve gardening skills throughout the community. We share our gardening knowledge through community service and outreach, gardener training and educational programs.

Brazoria County Parks Department

Brazoria County Parks Department

Brazoria County has a diverse landscape and it is reflected in its parks system. Offering a variety of local settings from beachfront, rivers, bayous and bays to bottomland and hardwood forests, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Inclusive to our park system are nine parks, 23 miles of sandy beaches, 21 boat ramps, two RV campgrounds, historical homes, interpretive center, day-use facilities, playgrounds, a swimming pool, horseshoes, volleyball, picnic areas and restrooms. We also offer meeting rooms, cabin, dormitory, pavilion and chapel rentals.

Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges

Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges

The Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Brazoria, San Bernard and Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuges. We raise funding through donations, grants, and gifts to help fund wildlife refuge projects, educational programs, and other activities. Members of our group are dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly at our area refuges and with our community.

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory (GCBO) is an independent non-profit organization. We have designed and conducted a significant number of large conservation projects, including migration studies, habitat enhancement, land acquisition, regional habitat mapping, and others.

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Gulf Coast Wildlife Rescue

Gulf Coast Wildlife Rescue (GCWR) is a non-profit organization of permitted wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers dedicated to caring for injured and orphaned wildlife for the purpose of release back into the wild. The primary activity of GCWR is to provide food, shelter, medical treatment, and rehabilitation to all Texas native wildlife at no cost to the public. We serve the Brazoria and Matagorda County areas along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.

Bake Sale

Migration Celebration Bake Sale

The Migration Celebration Bake Sale is sponsored by Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges. All products sold at the Bake Sale are produced by volunteers. All revenues received from the Bake Sale are used to support environmental education programs at the National Wildlife Refuges.

The Nature Store

Migration Celebration Nature Store

The Friends' Nature Store will be open for Migration Celebration visitors at the Kickoff Dinner on the evening of Friday, April 13 at Freeport RiverPlace, and on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 & 22 in the Exhibition Building. Items offered for sale include Migration Celebration and Refuge-related hats, T-shirts, tote bags, and other items.

Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges

Migration Celebration Photo Contest

The Migration Celebration Nature Photography Contest showcases and recognizes outstanding nature photography taken by area photographers. Photos are on display at Migration Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 & 22 in the Exhibition Building, with winners announced at the Kickoff Dinner on the evening of Friday, April 13 at Freeport RiverPlace.

Refuge Junior Naturalist

Refuge Junior Naturalist

The Refuge Junior Naturalist program is a special opportunity for a selected number of children grades 5-6 to work with wildlife biologists and other refuge professionals on projects at Brazoria and San Bernard National Wildlife Refuges. Participants learn basic naturalist skills such as nature photography, GPS, field sketching, and plant and animal identification and then apply these skills to real projects.

Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas houses graphic displays, aquaria and educational displays of the marine life of Texas bays and Gulf Waters. Here visitors learn about stewardship of the environment and its occupants. A collection of fiberglass replicas of state record saltwater fishes including a blue marlin, shark, dolphin, and tarpon hover overhead in the lobby.

Sweeny/West Brazos Emergency Medical Services

Sweeny/West Brazos Emergency Medical Services

Sweeny/West Brazos Emergency Medical Services has five ambulances, 18 full-time medics, and six part time medics, including Texas certified paramedics, EMT-Intermediates and EMT-Basics. Sweeny Community Hospital has the only ambulances in Brazoria County certified as Mobile Intensive Care Units – the highest level designated by the Texas Department of Health for EMS organizations.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Brazoria County

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Brazoria County is here to help Texans better their lives. Through the application of science-based knowledge, we create high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change. What we offer is practical, how-to education based on university research to help your quality of life. We have relevant outreach and diverse educational programs that are here to serve your needs.

Texas Master Naturalist - Cradle of Texas Chapter

Texas Master Naturalist - Cradle of Texas Chapter

The Texas Master Naturalist program provides training and volunteer opportunities. The Cradle of Texas Chapter, based in Brazoria County, is made up of people from diverse backgrounds with different experience and expertise pulling together to positively affect the natural environment. This organization provides many volunteers for Migration Celebration.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Texas Mid-Coast National Refuges Complex Refuge Turtle Patrol

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge is responsible each spring and summer for patrolling the beaches from the Quintana/Bryan Beach area west to the Matagorda Peninsula area looking for Kemp's ridley turtle nests. Both staff and volunteers perform this task. This display will feature information on and equipment used for turtle patrol.

Migration Celebration is a Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex event underwritten by Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges.

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