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Message from the director

Time flies when you’re having fun! We’ve certainly enjoyed our summer and hope that you have too. Our marine educators just wrapped up the 25th year of Summer Marine Science Camp at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Roughly… Full story

UGA Summer Marine Science Camps foster curiosity through coastal exploration

The floor is littered with markers, paper plates and half eaten pizza. For the past two hours, marine education interns have been creating paper plate awards for campers participating in Summer Marine Science Camps at the UGA Marine Extension and… Full story

Graduate students from Georgia selected as Knauss finalists

Two graduate students from the University of Georgia and one from Savannah State University are finalists for the 2019 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. The fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, provides graduate students the opportunity… Full story

UGA installs first large-scale green infrastructure project in Brunswick  

The area next to the soccer field at Brunswick’s Howard Coffin Park received a much-needed facelift in the form of native plants and new soil. The 3,000-square-foot tract is a large scale stormwater demonstration project that UGA Marine Extension and… Full story

Associate Director Bryan Fluech to serve on Finfish Advisory Panel

Associate Marine Extension Director Bryan Fluech has been invited to serve on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Coastal Resources Division’s (CRD) Marine Fishery Advisory Council’s Finfish Advisory Panel. The FinFish Advisory Panel is one of three fisheries subcommittees… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcomes summer interns

Summer internships with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are critical to environmental literacy and future workforce development in the coastal region. Ten college students are working with staff and faculty in Brunswick and Savannah this summer on a number… Full story

Hands-on course prepares UGA Extension agents to share health benefits of Georgia seafood

Barbara Worley grew up on the coast of North Carolina and considers herself an oyster connoisseur. La Keshia Levi, on the other hand, shudders at the thought of eating an oyster. But after attending a two-day Ocean to Table workshop,… Full story

Long-time UGA Aquarium volunteer says good-bye

Ed Stenson makes his way through the lobby of the UGA Aquarium, pausing for a moment as Genell Gibson, the UGA Aquarium receptionist, sings “good morning to you” to the tune of Happy Birthday. “Where else can you get that… Full story

Celebrate World Oceans Day at the UGA Aquarium

Join Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in celebrating World Oceans Day at the University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium on June 8. As part of the celebration, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will offer family-friendly… Full story

UGA Aquarium launches series of summer programs

The UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island near Savannah is launching a series of hands-on summer programs in June and July that are designed to educate visitors about Georgia’s coastal environments. Behind-the-scenes tours, toddler touch tanks, family field trips and turtle… Full story

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