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New interactive aquarium exhibit explains marine life cycles

April 4, 2023

A new display at the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s aquarium on Skidaway Island translates the complex life cycles of marine animals into an easily understood snapshot of the ocean ecosystem. The display was created by… Full story

Finding Meaning in the Marsh: History

March 21, 2023

Historians pay close attention to the people, events, interactions, and changes surrounding a particular place. In this way, historians “see” coastal ecosystems through the lives of the people that lived here before them – understanding the key people and major… Full story

After 50 years of on-site experiential education programs, the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium goes virtual

January 21, 2021

On the deck of the Sea Dawg, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s 43-foot research vessel, Marine Educator Dodie Sanders sets up her computer, webcam and teaching props, which include live fish, corals and a stingray. She introduces herself through… Full story

UGA Shellfish Research Lab expands algae research and production

September 3, 2020

Raising millions of baby oysters takes a lot of hard work. Just ask Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s aquaculture extension agents based at the UGA Shellfish Research Lab on Skidaway Island. Since 2015, the shellfish team has been producing… Full story

CANCELED: World Migratory Bird Day

May 9, 2020

To ensure the health and safety of our community given the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, World Migratory Bird Day and the Project Flying Wild Teacher workshop have been canceled.  Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day at the UGA Aquarium! Learn about… 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

Family Birding

January 18, 2020

Explore the Jay Wolf Nature Trail in search of winter birds of all shapes and sizes. Learn how to use binoculars, identify different types of birds and accompany educators on a birding hike through the maritime forest. Children ages 6… Full story

Turtle Tuesdays

December 3, 2019

Meet a new turtle that’s native to the Georgia coast most Tuesdays  in December and January at the UGA Aquarium! Turtle talks begin at 2 p.m. and include a feeding at the aquarium’s freshwater turtle pond as well as an… Full story

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

September 30, 2019

Four recent college graduates have been awarded one-year marine education fellowships with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Funded by Georgia Sea Grant, the fellows will serve as educators for students, teachers and the general public. Over the course… Full story

Estuary Extravaganza

September 22, 2018

We’re celebrating National Estuaries Week by hosting an Estuary Extravaganza at the UGA Aquarium on Saturday, Sept. 22. Estuaries are places where rivers meet the sea, causing fresh and saltwater to mix. Come face-to-face with the animals that live in… Full story

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