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Bringing the reef to the city of Savannah

June 18, 2019

Emily Little, 2018-19 Marine Education Fellow

Since arriving in Savannah, Georgia, as a Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Fellow at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, I have enjoyed a diverse set of experiences. Whether it’s teaching classes about marine science, cleaning tanks and filters,… Full story

The future generation of conservationists: Youth Ocean Conservation Summit 2019

April 17, 2019

Meghan Carpenter, 2018-19 Marine Education Fellow

Each year, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s four marine education fellows are tasked with organizing the annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (YOCS), held at the UGA Aquarium in Savannah. The summit, one of several taking place across the… Full story

An unexpected aquarium addition

December 10, 2018

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

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

June 14, 2018

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

Making waves in conservation: Youth Ocean Conservation Summit 2018

March 27, 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

Smooth sailing for the new Marine Education Interns

November 27, 2017

Victoria Green, 2017-18 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern

Victoria Green, 2017-18 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern..  Full story

Putting aquarium husbandry skills to the test

July 4, 2017

Kira Krall, 2016-2017 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern

When I’m not educating K-12 grade students about ecology or natural history, part of my Sea Grant marine education internship at that UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium includes assisting the aquarium curators in caring for the animals. I enjoy… Full story

Devotion to the Ocean: Savannah YOCS 2017

April 10, 2017

McKenna Lyons

McKenna Lyons, a 2016-2017 UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant marine education intern, shares her experience of planning and participating in a Youth Ocean Conservation Summit…  Full story

Salt Marsh Madness

November 29, 2016

Jessica Hernandez, jh2011@uga.edu, 2015 - 2016 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern

I hop on one foot as I try to free the periwinkle snails that have fallen into my boots; all the while mud oozes into my socks and salt marsh cordgrass tickles the backs of my knees. Yep, it must… Full story

Spring in the Estuary: Hands-on Horseshoe Crabs

September 14, 2016

Kayla Clark, 2015-2016 Marine Education Intern

“That thing looks prehistoric!” A student excitedly points out a horseshoe crab as it crawls by. This bottom-dwelling invertebrate has been in existence since before the dinosaurs, with relatively little change in its anatomy. We are ankle deep in a… Full story

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