UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant launch Georgia Seafood Directory

Contact: Tori Stivers, 770-460-2506, A revamped online seafood directory that aims to help Georgia consumers and retailers gain better access to fresh Georgia seafood is being launched by the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, units… Full story

UGA Aquarium works with Richmond Hill to Adopt a Wetland

A core group of Field Studies Program students from Richmond Hill Middle School recently participated in Adopt-a-Wetland biological training with UGA faculty member Mary Sweeney-Reeves. The training took place at Fort McAllister in Richmond Hill, and will help prepare the… Full story

The Golden Isles go “Green” at EcoFair

Poly, a loggerhead sea turtle made from foam to-go containers, was one of the highlights of the EcoFair recently held at Glynn Place Mall. EcoFair was hosted by Green Scene of Coastal Georgia, a group of individuals representing various organizations… Full story

R/V Georgia Bulldog docks at the Darien blessing

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant offered tours of the R/V Georgia Bulldog on Saturday, April 18, during Darien’s Blessing of the Fleet festival. The Darien Blessing of the Fleet, held April 17-19, is an annual festival hosted by… Full story

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, 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, 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

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