UGA septic system challenge video receives National Gold Award

UGA’s Septic System Challenge video received the 2015 Gold Award from the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals. It is an educational video created by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, UGA Marine Extension and the Georgia Department of Public… Full story

UGA Aquarium adds innovative underwater camera system

The University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island has implemented a new underwater camera in our exhibits. This underwater camera made by CCTV Camera World will allow researchers and visitors to better observe the behavior of… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant featured in video on black gill in Georgia shrimp

The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has produced an informational video to educate the public about black gill, a condition affecting Georgia shrimp, and the institute’s research into the problem. Black gill is a mysterious condition affecting shrimp… Full story

EcoScapes program hosts lectures on bats and white-nose syndrome

Contact: Keren Giovengo, 912-280-1586, giovengo@uga.edu The EcoScapes Sustainable Land Use Program at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will present two scientists who will each talk about their research on bats and the deadly white-nose syndrome that has killed… Full story

UGA employee receives U.S. Patriot Award

The U.S. Department of Defense has honored Marie Scoggins, administrative financial director of University of Georgia Marine Extension, with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. The award recognizes extraordinary efforts to provide a supportive work environment… Full story

UGA Marine Extension receives grant for film project highlighting Georgia’s coastal history

UGA Marine Extension Service received a $41,837 matching grant from the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service through the National Maritime Heritage grant program for a film documentary project entitled Georgia’s Rich Maritime Cultural Heritage: Generational Commercial Fishing Families…. Full story

Georgia Sea Grant passes review by National Sea Grant College Program

The Georgia Sea Grant College Program passed its five-year program review by the National Sea Grant College Program, following a two-day site visit in Savannah by a federally appointed Site Review Team. Mandated by Congress, the review is based upon… Full story

GCE schoolyard program explores Sapelo Island

The 2015 Georgia Coastal EcoSystems Schoolyard summer workshop for teachers was held July 11-18, and was based at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island. The workshop is part of the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems (GCE) Long Term Ecological Research Program… Full story

UGA graduate students selected for Knauss Fellowships

Contact: Mona Behl, 706-542-6621, mbehl@uga.edu Three University of Georgia graduate students studying ecology and marine science have been selected for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, the Knauss Fellowship provides educational… Full story

EcoScapes hosts national pollinator event with partner agencies

The UGA EcoScapes Program native plant demonstration garden was “buzzing” with activity at the fourth annual celebration of National Pollinator Week. Despite the scorching heat, more than 60 people attended the event at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s… Full story

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