Student Blog

Who knew trash could be so inspiring?

Aria Colangelo, Water Quality Intern

In fall of 2015, I moved to Brunswick, Ga., to begin my journey at the College of Coastal Georgia as a coastal ecology major. I had always found coastal ecosystems fascinating, and therefore chose this major as a way to… Full story

Putting aquarium husbandry skills to the test

Kira Krall, 2016-2017 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern

When I’m not educating K-12 grade students about ecology or natural history, part of my Sea Grant marine education internship at that UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium includes assisting the aquarium curators in caring for the animals. I enjoy… Full story

When the shoe is on the other foot

Jonathan Savarese, 2016-2017 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern

I am a Georgia Southern graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biology. My interest while in school was heavily focused on marine ecology and ichthyology, the study of fishes. Knowledge in those subjects and a history of camp and afterschool… Full story

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,, 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

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