Four recent college graduates have been awarded one-year marine education fellowships with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Funded by Georgia Sea Grant, the fellows will serve as educators for students, teachers and the general public.
Over the course of their fellowship, they will gain experience in marine science education, husbandry, program development and volunteer coordination. They will also be offered a variety of professional development opportunities and will be exposed to community outreach events that may involve judging science fair projects, teaching science nights at local schools and participating in events like CoastFest and Skidaway Marine Science Day.
The fellows began their training in early September, experiencing crash courses on how to teach over 40 field, lab and lecture classes that are offered to visiting school groups throughout the year.
The 2019-20 Marine Education Fellows are: