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Snakes of Georgia

July 16, 2021

Issac Murphree, 2020-2021 Marine Education Fellow

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 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

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

Day to day of a Marine Education Fellow during quarantine

June 2, 2020

Madeline McDonald, 2019-2020 Marine Education Fellow

Over the course of the last nine months, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as one of four Marine Education Fellows here at the UGA Aquarium. I knew since my first day in September that this would be one of… Full story

Gliding into underwater robotics

May 11, 2020

Kimberly Donoghue, 2019-2020 Marine Education Fellow

As a Marine Education Fellow for UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, my responsibilities vary from day to day. I have the luxury of a very dynamic job that allows me to gain practical skills and partake in exciting… Full story

A long time but a good time: Youth Ocean Conservation Summit 2020

April 7, 2020

Rachel Wilson, 2019-2020 Marine Education Fellow

In September 2019, I became a part of the Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant team. Marine science has been exciting and interesting to me since middle school and as a current Marine Education Fellow I have many platforms to share… Full story

Adventures of a Marine Education Fellow

January 6, 2020

Maggie Shiffert, 2019-2020 Marine Education Fellow

As one of four Marine Education Fellows working for UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, I have the opportunity to assist with animal husbandry duties, help run public programs and teach classes to pre-K-12th grade school groups visiting the… Full story

Flow Cam: Bringing research to the classroom

June 25, 2019

Anna Baynes, 2018-19 Marine Education Fellow

Immediately after beginning my Marine Education Fellowship with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, I met Dodie Sanders, a senior educator at the UGA Aquarium. Sanders is researching microplastics and their impact on the environment and creating educational programming based… Full story

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