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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

Economic developers learn about UGA’s investment in coastal communities

Economic development professionals from Georgia’s inland counties got a firsthand look at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant operations in Brunswick, and learned how work done there affects the rest of the state. Sean McMillan, director of UGA’s Atlanta-based… Full story

Workshop will educate coastal residents on best practices in stormwater management

Learn how to lessen the impact of stormwater runoff on water quality and coastal habitats during a two-day workshop presented by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. The workshop, May 18-19, will be held at the UGA Marine Extension… Full story

New project will investigate the impacts of recreational crabbing in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources awarded Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant a Coastal Incentive Grant to study recreational crabbing in Georgia. As part of the project, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will partner with UGA Carl Vinson… Full story

Savannah launches Green Infrastructure to Green Jobs Initiative

The City of Savannah partnered with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to form an advisory committee of community leaders for the city’s new Green Infrastructure to Green Jobs Initiative. This program will create three urban tree nurseries on… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant faculty and staff among 2018 Public Service & Outreach award recipients

The Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach recognized faculty and staff members for outstanding service to the state and UGA April 16 at the 27th annual Public Service and Outreach Meeting and Awards Luncheon. Marine Extension… Full story

UGA event features an amazing natural phenomenon—horseshoe crab spawning

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will host a coastal excursion to witness horseshoe crabs congregating on Georgia’s beaches. The May 16 event will transport participants by skiff from the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island to… Full story

Keeping it Local: Reviving Georgia’s Seafood Heritage

Learn about UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s efforts to grow oyster aquaculture in the state and raise awareness of issues facing Georgia’s commercial fishing industry at “Keeping it local: Reviving Georgia’s seafood heritage.” The event will take place… Full story

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