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There is always more to learn

Megha Kalia

This year marks my last year as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia! As a senior, I thought that I had a complete understanding of the organizations and community service offered at UGA, but during my last two semesters… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant legal fellow tackles legal issues related to sea level rise

Paul Wildes

My name is Paul Wildes and I’m currently a third-year law student at the University of Georgia. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and management from UGA. During my undergrad classes I was introduced to the topics of… Full story

Devotion to the Ocean: Savannah YOCS 2017

McKenna Lyons

McKenna Lyons, a 2016-2017 UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant marine education intern, shares her experience of planning and participating in a Youth Ocean Conservation Summit…  Full story

Salt Marsh Madness

Jessica Hernandez, jh2011@uga.edu, 2015 - 2016 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern

I hop on one foot as I try to free the periwinkle snails that have fallen into my boots; all the while mud oozes into my socks and salt marsh cordgrass tickles the backs of my knees. Yep, it must… Full story

Spring in the Estuary: Hands-on Horseshoe Crabs

Kayla Clark, 2015-2016 Marine Education Intern

“That thing looks prehistoric!” A student excitedly points out a horseshoe crab as it crawls by. This bottom-dwelling invertebrate has been in existence since before the dinosaurs, with relatively little change in its anatomy. We are ankle deep in a… Full story

Programs Making an Impact – PSO Graduate Assistantships

Angela Bliss, 2015 – 2016 Public Service and Outreach Graduate Assistant

Last summer, I began working at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium as a Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Graduate Assistant for the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. This twelve-month experience supported two semesters of… Full story

5 Pieces of Advice for Future UGA Public Service and Outreach Interns

Katie Sanders, 2015 – 2016 Public Service and Outreach Scholar

With the onset of warm spring weather comes a quickly approaching graduation date as well as the unfortunate closing of my time as an intern with the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant office. This spring, I was awarded… Full story

A Year in the Life of a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

Natalie McLenaghan, 2015 NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

This April marks the sixth anniversary of the tragic explosion of the Deepwater Horizon MC252 drilling platform in 2010, which released millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and resulted in devastating impacts to wildlife and coastal… Full story

Social Media Bootcamp at the 2016 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

Erin Geoffroy; 2015-2016 Public Service and Outreach Communications Graduate Assistant

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead One of the most important ways to address the multifaceted and complex issues of ocean… Full story

UGA is More than Just Football

Ashley Wilson, 2015-2016 Public Service and Outreach Student Scholar

As a junior, I have to admit that before I attended UGA I only knew two things about the university: it’s a very large school, and it’s famous for football. However, in the fall of 2015, I was accepted into… Full story

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