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Sea turtle stewards: A public program success story

March 14, 2024

Lindsey Walker-Thomas, 2023-2024 Marine Education Fellow

I’m Lindsey Walker-Thomas, a recent marine biology college-graduate and Savannah local. My journey with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant began about 6 years ago. I was able to shadow some senior educators for a week, which sparked my love… Full story

Soundscape Nature Journaling: Communicating Science

July 7, 2023

Annie Laura Schulz, 2022-2023 Marine Education Fellow

“What do you hear? How often do you pay attention to the sounds around you? What produces sound?” These are some of the questions I challenged Summer Marine Science Campers to consider as I introduced them to the idea of… Full story

Bringing a community together to tackle marine debris

May 8, 2023

Vanessa Navarro, 2022-2023 Marine Education Fellow

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more appreciative of the values and experiences my parents instilled in me at a young age. I find myself often reminiscing on all the camping, beach-going, and fishing trips we would spend together, and… Full story

How little moments of discovery can inspire future careers

March 6, 2023

Micayla Cochran, 2022-2023 Marine Education Fellow

When I stepped off the bus in January 2015 for a week-long field trip with my high school, I had no idea that I was walking into the place I would work as a Marine Education Fellow eight years later…. Full story

Chronolog photo station at the UGA Aquarium captures the dynamic nature of the salt marsh

February 10, 2023

Camryn Arnstein, 2022-2023 Marine Education Fellow

When I arrived at Skidaway Island back in September 2022 to begin my year-long Marine Education Fellowship at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, it didn’t take long for me to hit the trails that are practically in my… Full story

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

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

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

Snakes of Georgia

July 16, 2021

Issac Murphree, 2020-2021 Marine Education Fellow
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