Student Blog

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

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

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

One Hundred Reasons Why I Love My Job

Caitlin Shea-Vantine, 2015-2016 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern

I feel the salt spray on my face and instantly smile–another day at “the office.” Today, I am aboard the Schlein, assisting with diversity study of plants and animals on Cabbage Island, a small barrier island off the Savannah coast…. Full story

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