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Coastal Stewards Program

Coastal Stewards Program

In 2017, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant responded to the need for expanded public programming by creating the Coastal Stewards Program, a series of environmental education workshops designed for adults and short format programs for families living on or visiting the Georgia coast. The goal of the program is to engage these audiences in activities designed to improve their knowledge of coastal ecosystems, enhance understanding of current issues impacting coastal communities, and inspire stewardship of natural resources.

This is an ideal program for someone interested in gaining in-depth knowledge and relevant skills for enjoying and using natural resources in coastal Georgia. Each workshop includes lecture, lab and field activities designed to increase content knowledge while also enhancing skills for using scientific and recreational equipment. An emphasis will be placed on incorporating strategies for stewardship of resources and environmental leadership. Class offerings change seasonally. Check the online event calendar or contact Kayla Clark for topics.

Coastal Stewards Curriculum

Coastal Steward Program participants learning how to use microscopes as part of the curriculum. The Coastal Stewards Curriculum grew out of the Coastal Stewards Program and supports a growing movement of informal adult and family environmental education opportunities across the region. While there are many environmental education programs and curriculums serving k-12 students in the state, few of them specifically target adults and multi-age audiences. This curriculum includes a compilation of activities and resources that can be used to build stewardship topics and activities into programming for adults and families.

Stewardship Shorts

Stewardship Shorts are 1-2 page PDF documents designed to communicate conservation challenges and stewardship solutions along Georgia’s coast. Each provides background information, stewardship actions, and connections with coastal organizations that do similar work.

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