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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

Planning for Sea Level Rise to Receive Reductions in Flood Insurance

Hunter Jones, Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellow

I joined the Georgia Sea Grant team in January 2015. At the time, I was wrapping up my final semester at the University of Georgia School of Law, where I focused my legal studies on environmental law and policy. I… Full story

An Educator’s Life on an Island by the Salt Marsh

Yesenia Feliciano, 2015-2016 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern

Each day I am grateful and blessed for the amazing opportunity to work as an educator and have the chance to learn more about coastal Georgia at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. In the morning as I walk… Full story

Applying for the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship: Experience and Advice

Jennafer Malek, 2016-2017 NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

Just over a year ago I made the rather short-notice decision to apply for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. In my final year or so of a PhD program in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology,… Full story

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