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Ocean to table: Georgia shrimp

Kick off shrimp season with an afternoon workshop at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium focused on this delicious and nutritious crustacean.  Discover the history of Georgia’s shrimping industry and learn about the impact it’s had on our state’s economy. Find out about innovative fisheries technology that makes Georgia’s shrimping industry unique. Talk to experts in seafood safety and food sciences while sampling Georgia shrimp and receive tips on how you can confidently and safely purchase and prepare local seafood. Registration and payment are due by Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

To register call or email Kayla Clark, (912) 598-3345 or kayla270@uga.edu

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Coastal Stewards Program: Georgia Oysters

Join us at the Shellfish Research Laboratory, part of Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, to learn about oyster ecology and local oyster aquaculture. Participants in the Georgia Oysters workshop will have opportunities to tour the state’s first oyster hatchery, talk with researchers, visit wild oyster reefs and develop skills applicable to conservation, consumption, and recreational use of oysters and oyster reefs. This workshop is part of the Coastal Stewards Workshop Series.

Date: May 19-20, 2017

Cost: $100
Contact: Kayla Clark, kayla270@uga.edu or (912) 598-3345

Super Museum Sunday

The UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, part of Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, will celebrate our state’s rich history by participating in Super Museum Sunday on Feb. 5, 2017. Over sixty cultural institutions participate in this popular, annual family event by opening their doors to the public, providing an exceptional opportunity to experience the history in our own backyard. Admission to the UGA Aquarium will be FREE. No reservations required.

Date: Feb. 5, noon – 4 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission to the Aquarium
Contact: Kayla Clark, kayla270@uga.edu or (912) 598-3345

Coastal Stewards program: Coastal Birding

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant invite you to attend Coastal Birding, part of a series of environmental education workshops offered in the Coastal Stewards Program. Designed for both first time birders and experienced birders, participants in this workshop will build species identification skills, venture into the estuary and beaches for bird watching and connect recreational birding activities with citizen science and conservation.

Date:  March 3, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
March 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $100
Contact: Kayla Clark, kayla270@uga.edu or (912) 598-3345

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