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Snakes of Georgia

July 16, 2021

Issac Murphree, 2020-2021 Marine Education Fellow

Communication on preparing, adapting and recovering

June 25, 2021

Meghan Angelina, 2020-2021 Georgia Sea Grant State Fellow

My experience as a Georgia Sea Grant State Fellow has shown me how diverse the field of marine science is, and how communicating with stakeholders of various backgrounds offers extraordinary results. To continue developing into a well-rounded biologist, I sought… Full story

Field experiences as a Marine Education Fellow

June 18, 2021

Natalia Jaworski, 2020-2021 Marine Education Fellow

The Marine Education Fellowship is full of adventures. No matter what niche marine interests you have, you can get a taste for almost all of them through this position. Without a doubt, this was the case for me. Coming from… Full story

Inspiring stewardship in a virtual space

June 8, 2021

Issac Murphree, 2020-2021 Marine Education Fellow

When I accepted the Marine Education Fellowship at Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in the middle of a global pandemic, I was not sure what to expect. Usually, educators rely on in-person dialogue and exchange to effectively engage with… Full story

A research project with a side of community

April 13, 2021

Lauren Carroll, 2020-2021 Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee

When I was an undergraduate, I experienced many great research opportunities outside of the classroom that took me from the Blue Hole in Belize to the Florida Keys. However, the opportunity that has always ranked highest was the summer I… Full story

Gaining new experiences as the Coastal Research and Extension Fellow

March 31, 2021

Isaiah K. Leach, 2020-2021 Coastal Research and Marine Extension Fellow

My name is Isaiah Leach, and I am the Coastal Research and Extension Fellow at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. The purpose of this fellowship is to give recent graduates, like myself, exposure to the variety of positions held… Full story

A New Normal for Outreach and Education

March 10, 2021

Melissa Belen-Gonzalez, 2020-21 Marine Education Fellow

My marine education fellowship has a variety of responsibilities, the most prominent being environmental education. As a fellow, I look forward to teaching coastal ecology and marine science to all age groups. However, as we tread the COVID-19 pandemic, being… Full story

Clichè or not, it’s all about the climb

March 10, 2021

Raven Hurt, 2020-2021 Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee

To know me is to understand that music is my outlet and biology is my passion. I often find myself going back to the lyrics of Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” to reminisce on the very journey that has brought me… Full story

What’s a town to dune? How Tybee Island is using native plants to stabilize sand dunes

February 23, 2021

Shannon Matzke, 2020-2021 Georgia Sea Grant Graduate Research Trainee

Halloween 2020 found me crouched in the sand dunes on Tybee Island trying to record accretion measurements while 25 mph winds howled and swirled the sand around me. As it turns out, trying to do field work that day wasn’t… Full story

Rolling with the punches: The misadventures of a Marine Education Fellow during a pandemic

December 16, 2020

Emily Griffith, 2020- 2021 Marine Education Fellow

Over the past three months, I’ve experienced a lot of transition since I moved to Skidaway Island, Georgia, to serve as one of four Marine Education Fellows this year at the UGA Aquarium! Social distancing protocols have changed what our… Full story

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