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Volunteers help clean up marsh on Jekyll Island

Water Quality Program Coordinator Katy Smith and Georgia Sea Grant interns, Cara Lin and Beth Smith, joined staff from Jekyll Island Georgia Sea Turtle Center and 17 volunteers to help cleanup and restore a riverside section of marsh on Jekyll… Full story

Pavilion will give UGA Aquarium visitors an outdoor place to gather

Contact: Anne Lindsay, 912-598-2355, lindsaya@uga.edu Thanks to a private gift, visitors to the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service will soon have an outdoor pavilion where they can gather when visiting the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island…. Full story

Fifth-graders bake up sweet gift for UGA Aquarium

The fifth-graders at St. Martin’s Episcopal School are proof that you don’t have to be grown up to make a huge impact. Since 2011, students at the Atlanta school have donated $4,473.75 to UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. A… Full story

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcome Mona Behl

Mona Behl recently joined our team as the new Associate Director at Georgia Sea Grant. In this position, she is charged with managing various aspects of grant administration, strategic planning, and development and oversight of inter-, cross-, and trans-disciplinary efforts… Full story

Conference brings four southern states together for collaboration

Representatives from the South Atlantic Sea Grant region, which includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, met at the Penn Center Historic District on St. Helena Island, S.C., to discuss “Empowering Connections and Creativity in Southeast Sea Grant Programs.”… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant launches new legal program

Contact: Shana Jones, 706-542-3641, shanaj@uga.edu Georgia Sea Grant has partnered with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia to create the new Georgia Sea Grant Legal Program where students at the UGA School of Law will… Full story

Sixth graders learn about marine debris, coastal ecology

Katy Smith had an opportunity to inspire 28 sixth-grade students at Frederica Academy during their “Coastal Ecology – Carpe Vitam” weeklong school event. Scientists and activists were invited to present a variety of environmental topics to the students. Smith discussed… Full story

EcoScapes manager shares tips with Golden Isles Rose Society

EcoScapes program manager, Keren Giovengo, presented a talk titled “A Natural Approach to Pest and Disease Control for Pollinators” at the March meeting of the Golden Isles Rose Society on St. Simons Island. The presentation focused on the role of… Full story

UGA hosts free workshops for commercial fishermen

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant offered free safety courses for commercial fishermen in partnership with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association. Nine people attended Drill Conductor Safety Training, which covered emergency drills and rescue skills; 11 attended Upright… Full story

Scientists share research on coastal Georgia’s environmental challenges

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant hosted the first biennial Georgia Coastal Research Council Symposium. The event was an opportunity for Georgia Sea Grant and Coastal Incentive Grant-funded research to be presented to the general public and local decision… Full story

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