Educator Workshops

Looking for continuing education in new marine science developments to enrich classroom activities?

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant offer annual programs introducing Georgia teachers to the latest marine science developments and techniques, enabling them to take this valuable knowledge back to their classrooms.

By working with us, educators have the opportunity to interact and engage with professional scientists, historians, mathematicians and communications experts.

To schedule a visit, contact Scheduling Coordinator Stephanie Edgecombe at sedge@uga.edu
or call 912-598-2335.

Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Program

The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Program (GCE-LTER) is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored project that studies how long-term changes caused by climate change, sea level rise and human alterations of the landscape affect coastal ecosystems. The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Schoolyard Program provides training for K-12 educators in field ecology, immersing science and math teachers in hands-on research activities in the field and enabling them to bring lessons and research data back to the classroom. Teachers will split their time between doing research and discussing ways to implement the information into their classrooms. PLU credit can be facilitated for in-service teachers and graduate credit may be able to be earned as well.

Where: UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island. The program immerses science and math teachers in hands-on research activities alongside GCE scientists and graduate students.

When: No scheduled workshops at this time

Contact: Merryl Alber, Dept. of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia at malber@uga.edu or call 706-542-5966.

Fee: Expenses for the program (room and board) are covered by an NSF grant. There is a $100 deposit required for registration and a $100 stipend available upon successful completion of the workshop.

Georgia Coastal Hazards Portal

The Georgia Coastal Hazard Portal (GCHP) is an online tool created to provide a better understanding of coastal resources, coastal hazards and the effects of development. This new web-based interactive map was developed through a partnership between Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the Savannah Area GIS. In efforts to teach coastal communities about GCHP, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant have been funded to offer training sessions, with two training sessions scheduled for this summer.

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