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Georgia artists explore coastal issues through dance, paintings, illustrations and music

September 25, 2023

Four artists based in Savannah, Athens, and Kennesaw will soon launch new projects exploring Georgia’s coastal culture and natural resources through art as part of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s Artists, Writers and Scholars program, which launched in… Full story

Georgia Seafood for the Future Workshop

April 18, 2023

During this half-day workshop, attendees will learn about current seafood research and extension in Georgia, expand their food technology horizons and tour University of Georgia’s Food Product & Innovation Center. The goal is to facilitate collaboration with like-minded professionals to… Full story

Three Georgia artists will offer new perspectives on the value of the state’s coastal resources

December 2, 2022

Artists from Savannah and Atlanta will explore Georgia’s coastal culture and natural resources through art as part of Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s Artists, Writers and Scholars program, which launched in 2021. The program supports projects designed to produce… Full story

Graduate students from Georgia selected as Knauss finalists

September 20, 2022

Graduate students from the University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University and Georgia Tech have been selected as finalists for the 2023 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. The fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, provides graduate students… Full story

Rain gardens created to mitigate flooding  

August 8, 2022

The highest property in the Urbana-Perry Park neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia, sits just 10 feet above sea level. Homeowners William and Bonnie Kitts have lived there for nine years. “This is actually my wife’s father’s grandfather’s home that he grew… Full story

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

UGA video series explores coastal resilience success stories in Georgia

May 11, 2022

Georgia’s low-lying coastal communities are on the front lines of sea level rise, storm surge and flooding. A new video series developed by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant shares how communities are responding to these challenges by identifying… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant awards funding for six coastal research projects

April 19, 2022

The Georgia Sea Grant College Program at the University of Georgia is investing $816,000 in six new research projects that address environmental and economic challenges and advance coastal science in Georgia. Projects range from looking at the use of ropeless… Full story

Trawling for trash: Using recycled shrimp nets to remove marine debris

April 18, 2022

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has come up with a creative way to clean up the Georgia coast and provide financial support to local commercial shrimpers whose income was limited during the pandemic. Through Trawl to Trash, funded… Full story

Artists, Writers and Scholars program highlights the value of Georgia’s coastal heritage and natural resources

March 4, 2022

Barbara Mann grew up going to museums and was always interested in art and the outdoors. She enrolled in UGA in 1971 to study painting and drawing, but soon discovered a passion for working with metal and jewelry that she… Full story

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