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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

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

An Educator’s Life on an Island by the Salt Marsh

February 19, 2016

Yesenia Feliciano, 2015-2016 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern

Each day I am grateful and blessed for the amazing opportunity to work as an educator and have the chance to learn more about coastal Georgia at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. In the morning as I walk… Full story

One Hundred Reasons Why I Love My Job

December 28, 2015

Caitlin Shea-Vantine, 2015-2016 Georgia Sea Grant Marine Education Intern

I feel the salt spray on my face and instantly smile–another day at “the office.” Today, I am aboard the Schlein, assisting with diversity study of plants and animals on Cabbage Island, a small barrier island off the Savannah coast…. Full story

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