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If students can’t get to the coast, UGA brings the coast to them

July 15, 2022

For more than 50 years, educators at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island have hosted pre-K-12 grade students for hands-on programs about the coastal environment. This year, those educators are taking the show on the road…. Full story

Summer interns join the Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant team

June 24, 2021

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is hosting 19 summer interns who are working with staff and faculty in Brunswick, Athens, and Savannah on a variety of research, education and extension initiatives. This cohort of undergrad and graduate students represent… Full story

Coastal Research and Extension Fellow gains hands-on experience in public service

February 10, 2021

During his first six months as UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s first Coastal Research and Extension Fellow Isaiah Leach has moderated virtual public programming, cultured algae in the Shellfish Research Lab, assisted with citizen science programs such as… 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 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

Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainees study issues impacting the coast

August 3, 2020

Five students from universities across Georgia have been selected to participate in Georgia Sea Grant’s Research Trainee program. During their year-long traineeship, these students will conduct high-quality research and gain critical professional skills while working with faculty and professional mentors…. 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

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

Nine graduate students selected for Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee program

October 4, 2019

Nine students from universities across Georgia will participate in Georgia Sea Grant’s year-long Research Trainee program. Under the supervision of faculty and professional mentors, each trainee develops an independent research project that addresses one of Marine Extension and Georgia Sea… 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

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