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UGA Aquarium reopens for visits by appointment and launches new virtual events

October 20, 2020

The UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Aquarium on Skidaway Island is offering pre-scheduled small group visits, so participants can observe and learn about Georgia’s diverse marine life. Each aquarium appointment lasts one hour and includes a brief touch… Full story

Marine educator awarded PSO Spotlight Award for developing virtual programming during the pandemic

October 5, 2020

Kayla Clark, a public program coordinator and educator at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, is the most recent Public Service and Outreach Employee Spotlight awardee. “We are so proud of your work and its impact. Both really embody… Full story

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcomes four new Marine Education Fellows

September 17, 2020

Four recent college graduates will serve as educators for students, teachers and the general public as 2020-21 Marine Education Fellows with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. During the 50-week fellowship, they learn about a variety of marine science… Full story

UGA partners with Okefenokee swamp to conserve and protect native alligators

August 31, 2020

A partnership between University of Georgia researchers and the Okefenokee Swamp Park focuses on conservation and education efforts needed to maintain the swamp’s native alligator population, which is vital to the economic vitality of the region. On Aug. 27, UGA’s… Full story

Three students selected to participate in the Georgia Sea Grant State Fellowship

August 24, 2020

Three graduate students will be serving the Georgia coast and community as Georgia Sea Grant State Fellows. The Georgia Sea Grant State Fellowship Program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in the planning and implementation of… Full story

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

A school field trip to the coast was cancelled. The students’ support was not

July 13, 2020

Each Spring, fifth grade students from St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Atlanta visit the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island. And each year, they bring a gift: Proceeds from an annual cookie sale they hold in advance of… 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

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

February 15, 2020

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will host the state’s sixth annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (YOCS) on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. The summit will take place at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island near Savannah. YOCS… Full story

Super Museum Sunday

February 9, 2020

The UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium will celebrate our state’s rich history by participating in Super Museum Sunday on Feb. 9, 2020. We invite you to explore the aquarium free of charge!  More than sixty cultural institutions participate in… Full story

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