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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

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

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