University of St. Thomas
The Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the University of St. Thomas have
a formal agreement to use Buffalo Bayou as an outdoor classroom and
laboratory. The University’s Department of Environmental Studies
is focused on urban ecosystems and environmental challenges and this
partnership gives students immediate access to hands-on environmental
challenges in an urban watershed.
Throughout the year, about 400 UST students will spend eight hours each
in a variety of projects in coordination with the Partnership staff.
Projects include an extensive water quality analysis of water in and
around outfalls draining into the bayou and vegetation management projects
in the bayou’s west sector.