Student Blog

An unexpected aquarium addition

Emily Borger, 2018-19 Marine Education Fellow 

It was mid-October. I was assisting with animal husbandry tasks alongside the three marine education fellows in my cohort when all of a sudden Devin, one of the UGA Aquarium curators, rushed over to share some exciting news. We all dropped… Full story

Exploring the world of policy: The experience of a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

Mary Kate Rogener, 2018-19 Knauss Fellow

I have been involved in active scientific research for more than five years and the majority of my doctoral work focused on highly politicized topics within the oceanic environment (Deepwater Horizon disaster, Gulf hypoxia, methane emissions in the Arctic, etc.)…. Full story

Fish Tetris: Making room for new aquatic friends in the aquarium

Isabella Espinoza, 2017-18 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern

As a Georgia Sea Grant marine education intern, I divide my time between teaching classes about Georgia’s coastal ecology and natural history to visiting school groups and serving as the aquarium assistant. My role as an aquarium assistant entails ensuring… Full story

The Sixth International Marine Debris Conference: There is Hope.

Aria Colangelo, Water Quality Program Intern

Entering the world of marine debris, I had one overarching question, “What positive twists can come from such a big global problem?” The headlines of my favorite newspapers and science magazines report the doom of our planet due to our… Full story

Mixing art and engineering to teach science

Phoebe Graham, 2017-18 PSO Student Scholar

After visiting all eight branches of UGA Public Service and Outreach as a 2017-18 student scholar last fall, I decided on an internship with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. I worked under Jessica Brown, the program’s stormwater specialist based… Full story

Engineering, sharks, and fishermen

Truc Vu, 2017-18 PSO Student Scholar

When applying to the Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Student Scholars Program, I was intrigued by Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and wondered how I might apply my engineering skills while working with a unit focused on marine research,… Full story

United States and Bay of Bengal countries collaborate on coastal resilience

Md. Kutub Uddin, Community Solutions Program Fellow

My work with the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant as part of my Community Solutions Program Fellowship mostly involved creating public programs, working with the communications team, and coming up with a strategy for international program… Full story

An outsider turned insider’s perspective of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant

Phillip Jones, 2017-18 Public Service and Outreach Student Scholar

“I am very happy to let you know that you have been selected as part of the 2017-18 Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars cohort, with a likely Spring 2018 internship with the Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.” I… Full story

Making waves in conservation: Youth Ocean Conservation Summit 2018

Mandy Castro, 2017-18 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern

In early October, my fellow Sea Grant Marine Education Interns and I sat down with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s educator, Mare Timmons, who gave us a binder filled with important documents and resources from previous Youth Ocean Conservation… Full story

Shore protection for a sure tomorrow: Legal fellow applies lessons from law school to regional environmental issues

Julia Shelburne, 2017-18 Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellow

As a Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellow, I have the opportunity to synthesize my foundation in environmental science with my legal training. I admire how Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant embodies the “Think Globally, Act Locally” approach to environmental… Full story

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