Join Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in celebrating World Oceans Day at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on June 10 from 10 – 2 p.m. Throughout the day, we will be celebrating oysters, an important coastal habitat that provides a wealth of benefits to marine life and coastal communities.
As part of the celebration, we will debut a special art exhibition at the aquarium, “SUBMERGED: An Underwater Exhibition of Bioceramic Artwork,” that will feature pieces created by Assistant Professor Casey Schachner, a 2022 Georgia Sea Grant Artists, Writers, Scholar’s award recipient, and her students at Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. The sculptures are made from a native algae material, and they will be displayed in the aquarium’s 16 exhibit tanks. During the event, some of the artists will be on hand to talk about the inspiration behind their artwork, which will eventually be placed in the Skidaway River behind the aquarium with the goal of forming new oyster reefs.
In addition to viewing the exhibition, staff at our Shellfish Research Lab, who specialize in oyster aquaculture and reef restoration, will be offering oyster-themed activities for people of all ages.
World Oceans Day is a FREE event for all visitors and registration is not required. All activities will take place between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. However, the aquarium will remain open until 5 p.m.
Questions? Contact Cindy Lingebach at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912-598-2344.