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Bridging the gap

August 1, 2022

Maura Glovins, 2021-2022 Marine Education Fellow

Extension was a new concept for me when I started my Marine Education Fellowship in the Fall of 2021. I’d been selected to not only support environmental education efforts at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium but also to… Full story

Studying the impacts of waves on coastal erosion

June 21, 2022

Alexandra Muscalus, 2021-2022 Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee

With an economic impact of $122 billion in 2019, the Port of Savannah is one of the nation’s largest hubs for maritime trade. It is also undergoing impressive growth. Just as the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project was completed early this year, the Georgia Ports Authority announced… Full story

Cephalopods take the spotlight at the UGA Aquarium

May 23, 2022

Ashley Del Core, 2021-2022 Marine Education Fellow

Seven months ago, I packed up my bags from the sunny coast of California and made my way across the country to begin my Marine Education Fellowship with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant at the UGA Marine Education… Full story

An ode to field trips and celebrating little wonders

May 23, 2022

Diane Klement, a 2021-2022 Marine Education Fellow

I will never forget my first field trip to the Georgia coast. Growing up near Augusta, Georgia, I always loved being outside and observing. The natural environment was a happy place where I could simply be, observe and let nature… Full story

Following your passions and the career pathways that follow

May 23, 2022

Samantha Alvey, 2021 – 2022 Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee

By the time I reached high school, I knew that I wanted to be a scientist. More specifically, I knew I wanted a career where I could be outside while contributing to the protection and preservation of our wonderful natural… Full story

Non-traditional solutions to pollution

April 12, 2022

Shannon Matzke, 2021-22 State Fellow

As a Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant State Fellow working with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (GA DNR CRD), I have the opportunity to learn about different aspects of what goes into managing our state’s… Full story

A shuckin’ good time: Using chemical ecology to restore and preserve Georgia’s oysters

March 14, 2022

Sarah Roney, 2021-2022 Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee

Growing up in Georgia, I spent a lot of time on Georgia’s coastlines exploring the amazing creatures in our local salt marshes. As a kid learning about the Spartina grasses, fiddler crabs, oysters, periwinkle snails and other fauna and flora… Full story

Diving into a virtual workspace at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

March 14, 2022

Victoria Baglin, 2021-2022 State Fellow

When you think of a marine scientist, you probably imagine someone working from a boat, or maybe a submarine. Or at least that’s what I always imagined growing up. I didn’t know what to expect when I joined Gray’s Reef… Full story

Discovering the value of Georgia’s coast

March 1, 2022

Chanté Lively, 2021-22 Marine Education Fellow

Growing up in the metro Atlanta area, exploring Georgia’s marine life meant going to the Georgia Aquarium. In the back of my mind, I knew Georgia had a coast and barrier islands – how could you not know of Tybee… Full story

For the love of shrimp: Investigating shrimp black gill disease on the Georgia coast

February 2, 2022

Megan Tomamichel, 2021-22 Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee

To me, an ecologist is someone who uncovers the connections between the animals, plants, humans and natural forces that shape our world. I’m currently in the fourth year of my Ph.D. in the Odum School of Ecology at the University… Full story

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