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Marine educator awarded PSO Spotlight Award for developing virtual programming during the pandemic

Kayla Clark, a public program coordinator and educator at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, is the most recent Public Service and Outreach Employee Spotlight awardee. “We are so proud of your work and its impact. Both really embody… Full story

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcomes four new Marine Education Fellows

Four recent college graduates will serve as educators for students, teachers and the general public as 2020-21 Marine Education Fellows with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. During the 50-week fellowship, they learn about a variety of marine science… Full story

UGA Shellfish Research Lab expands algae research and production

Raising millions of baby oysters takes a lot of hard work. Just ask Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s aquaculture extension agents based at the UGA Shellfish Research Lab on Skidaway Island. Since 2015, the shellfish team has been producing… Full story

UGA partners with Okefenokee swamp to conserve and protect native alligators

A partnership between University of Georgia researchers and the Okefenokee Swamp Park focuses on conservation and education efforts needed to maintain the swamp’s native alligator population, which is vital to the economic vitality of the region. On Aug. 27, UGA’s… Full story

Three students selected to participate in the Georgia Sea Grant State Fellowship

Three graduate students will be serving the Georgia coast and community as Georgia Sea Grant State Fellows. The Georgia Sea Grant State Fellowship Program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in the planning and implementation of… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant expands virtual programming

When the coronavirus pandemic caused Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to close its coastal facilities in March, Public Program Coordinator Kayla Clark came up with a plan to offer a suite of virtual summer programs that families could enjoy… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainees study issues impacting the coast

Five students from universities across Georgia have been selected to participate in Georgia Sea Grant’s Research Trainee program. During their year-long traineeship, these students will conduct high-quality research and gain critical professional skills while working with faculty and professional mentors…. Full story

Two graduate students from Georgia selected as Knauss finalists

Graduate students from University of Georgia and Savannah State University have been selected as finalists for the 2021 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program. The program is designed for graduate students who… Full story

Support for UGA Aquarium includes funding for tools and volunteer labor

New bluebird boxes are on the horizon for the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, adding additional educational resources to help visitors learn more about the importance of native wildlife to coastal ecosystems. Contributions from Friends of the UGA Aquarium,… Full story

A school field trip to the coast was cancelled. The students’ support was not

Each Spring, fifth grade students from St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Atlanta visit the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island. And each year, they bring a gift: Proceeds from an annual cookie sale they hold in advance of… Full story

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