Give to UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.
Your gifts to UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant support marine education, environmental outreach and coastal research. Over the past 40 years, we have taught hundreds of thousands of people about our state’s unique coastal and marine ecosystems. We also work hand-in-hand with local governments and coastal industries to help build sustainable, resilient coastal communities and economies. Your gift today will help protect Georgia’s coastal resources and educate future generations in ocean literacy and environmental leadership.
Join the Friends of the UGA Aquarium
With a gift of $100 or more, you join the Friends of the UGA Aquarium. Your investment will enhance the education programs and services offered year-round and help protect the coast that we all love. Friends are recognized on our electronic donor wall at the UGA Aquarium, receive free admission to the Aquarium (including immediate relatives that accompany them), and invitations to engage with our work year-round.
We are expanding the UGA Aquarium! We will soon launch a major fundraising campaign to enlarge our building allowing for a new exhibit space dedicated to maritime forests, reptiles and amphibians. These displays will feature creatures native to coastal Georgia and is guaranteed to be a favorite amongst children and visitors.
UGA Oyster Hatchery
The UGA Oyster Hatchery will help establish an oyster aquaculture industry in Georgia, allowing harvesters to farm single oysters that can be sold on the half-shell, a lucrative market fueled by rising restaurant and consumer demand. Located on Skidaway Island, the hatchery is expected to produce between 5 million and 6 million spat, or baby oysters, per year by 2018. Your support will help us restore Georgia’s oyster industry and help create jobs throughout Georgia’s coastal region.
Supporting Student Work
Service Learning at Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant means “learning by doing” and connecting students with opportunities to put their knowledge into practice in real settings. Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant serves hundreds of communities throughout Georgia, and opportunities abound for students to work alongside staff and faculty who are helping create jobs, develop leaders and address the state’s critical challenges. Your support will enable them to travel with faculty and staff into the communities we serve so that they can see firsthand the need, issue or problem, build the critical skills essential to their careers, and earn valuable real-world experience.
Senior Director of Development
Leave a legacy at UGA’s Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant through a gift in your will or estate plans. Your investment in Georgia’s coastal resources and the education of future generations may be a meaningful and significant gift with favorable financial and tax benefits, or an income for life. To discuss the impact you would like to have, contact Cherie Duggan or visit UGA’s Planned Giving website.
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