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Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant expands virtual programming

August 4, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic caused Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to close its coastal facilities in March, Public Program Coordinator Kayla Clark came up with a plan to offer a suite of virtual summer programs that families could enjoy… Full story

Sharks and Rays 101

July 10, 2020

Did you know that clearnose skates lay delicate egg cases commonly called mermaid’s purses? See a mermaid’s purse and a baby skate yourself during this virtual event. Learn about the incredible diversity of sharks around the word before exploring why… Full story

Crabbing 101

June 19, 2020

Did you know the scientific name for blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, means “savory beautiful swimmer”? The blue crab fishery is one of the top fisheries in Georgia. Learn all about these amazing animals during a virtual crabbing lesson with educators… Full story

New hydrophones will let UGA Aquarium visitors experience the fascinating world of underwater sounds

June 16, 2020

Imagine hearing the sounds the dolphins make as they glide through the water, or the mating call of the oyster toadfish. Visitors to the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island will be able to experience the underwater… Full story

Shorebird Protection, Building Connections

May 20, 2020

Along our coast, remote places like sandbars and inlets are critical places for shorebirds from across the hemisphere throughout the year. Learn about how shorebirds depend on these fragile places and a new project that aims to conserve shorebirds while… Full story

New sustainable ecotourism certificate aims to protect shorebirds while supporting tourism

May 12, 2020

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is partnering with the nonprofit Manomet Inc. to develop a new certification program for water-based tour companies that provides them with the tools to implement best practices when it comes to birding-related tourism… Full story

CANCELED: Project Learning Tree Educator Certification

April 24, 2020

*To ensure the health and safety of our community given the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, this event has been canceled. We will do our best to reschedule in the fall. UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is excited to… Full story

CANCELED: Adopte-Un-Humedal: Adopt A Wetland Bilingual Training

April 11, 2020

*To ensure the health and safety of our community given the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, this event has been canceled. We will do our best to reschedule at a later date. Español: Únase a nosotros para una sesión de capacitación… Full story

Adopt-A-Wetland Training

March 12, 2020

During this free training, participants will learn about coastal water quality issues and become certified to be part of a multi-state monitoring group of environmental stewards. The event will include a presentation, short test and demonstration of monitoring protocols. Workshop… Full story

Green Living: Planning for Rainy Days

March 6, 2020

Interested in finding a better way to manage and conserve rainwater at your home? Rain barrels are an easy and affordable way to collect all of that rainwater for later use, perhaps to water your garden or maintain your lawn…. Full story

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