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A Day in Galveston

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Texas is divided into four parts which are called natural regions. In the coastal plains it is divided into sub-regions. Galveston is in the Gulf Coast swap, which consists of wildlife, most rainfall, a lot of grassland, fishing, and oil
Galveston, TX
THINK DIFFERENT, THINK GALVESTON

In this presentation, you will learn about the beautiful Galveston island through it's culture, it's seaside vibe, and the natural characteristics of this coastal city.

Region, Location, and More...

natural region: coastal plains
it is right off the gulf of Mexico
so what are coastal plains?
Population and Demographics
Population: 48,444 people (2011)
Area: 208.3 sq. mi.
Unemployment rate: 6.7% (Apr 2013)
Males: 24,399 (51.1%)
Females: 23,363 (48.9%)
Median resident age: 38.8 years
Texas median age: 40.8 years
Elevation: 10 feet
Land area: 46.2 square miles.
Population density: 1035 people per square mile

Crops/Natural Vegetation
-sargassum seaweed
-grasslands
-dunes
-beaches
-quercus virginia (oak)
-prairie
-bayside
-swamps/ponds
-cattails/reeds
In this coastal town, Galveston is rich in vegetation both indigenous and planted by settlers long ago.
Coastal Plains are plains along the coast. The Texas Coastal Plain is a strip about a hundred miles wide extending from Nueces Bay to Galveston Bay.

Weather
The weather in Galveston is your average beach weather. It usually gets as high as 90 degrees and as low as 60 degrees. The rainfall is pretty high at 43.84 inches a year! That means its pretty humid there.
Historical Significance
The historical significance of this city traces back to before colonization began in the South. In 1528, native indian tribes lived there like the Akokisa and Karankawana tribes.
One significant historical event was the 1900 Hurricane which devastated many homes and caused much damage to this beautiful city.
Educational Opportunities
Galveston College
This school has a computer based learning center, modern science labs, ceramics, music, art, microcomputer centers, gym and fitness facilities, and college sports.

Texas A&M University at Galveston
Committed to its education, engineering and science, business, and humanities including coastal environments and the ocean.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
A school dedicated to its work in nursing, and researches about biomedical sciences and allied health sciences



Bibliography
Educational Opportunities
Galveston College
This school has a computer based learning resource center, modern science labs, ceramics, music, art microcomputer centers, gym and fitness facilities, and college sports.

Texas A&M University at Galveston
Committed to its education in researching, engineering and science, business, and humanities that include oceans and coastal environments.

The University of Texas Medical Branch
A school dedicated to its work in nursing, and researches about biomedical sciences and allied health sciences.

City Data. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Sept. 2013. <http://www.city-data.com/city/Galveston-Texas.html>.
Coastal Plains Fact Sheet. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Sept. 2013. <http://www.saisd.net/admin/curric/sstudies/texasstrat/coastal.pdf>.
"Habitats of Galveston Island State Park." Galveston Island State Park. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Sept. 2013. <http://www.galvestonislandstatepark.org/nature/habitat.html>.

regions and sub-regions.
THE END
Thanks for watching.

By Apsaline Douglas, Colleen Harrod, and Julia Heiss
Location
"Galveston's Eduation." Galveston.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Sept. 2013. <http://www.galveston.com/education>.
"Galveston's History." Galveston.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Sept. 2013. <http://www.galveston.com/history>.
"Galveston's Weather." Weather.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Sept. 2013. <http://www.weather.com>.

industrial and economic activities

tourism from the beach
fishing from the gulf coast
shipping in goods
they ship in the useful supplies
petroleum refining
oil
in Galveston there is a lot of economic activities to keep the city running...
Galveston Island is a Barrier island

what does that mean????
These islands were formed about 1,800 years ago
narrow land masses made mostly of sand
it extends along the coast line parallel to the land
these islands are very fragile
vulnerable to storms
low elevations making it easy for water to wash over
Tourist Attractions.
in Galveston what are the places that people most want to see?
beach
water park
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