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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: 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

Coastal Stewards: Weather and Climate

February 29, 2020

Are you interested in climate research in coastal Georgia? If so, this is the class for you. We’re impacted by the weather everyday, and climate shapes how humans, plants and wildlife thrive in coastal Georgia. This program will help you understand how coastal Georgia is influenced by weather… Full story

Green Living: Beyond the Bin

February 20, 2020

Have you ever thought about the lifecycle of a plastic bag from the grocery store or a water bottle from the vending machine? During the Beyond the Bin program, we’ll learn about some of the negative impacts of single-use plastics… Full story

Green Living: What’s the Scoop?

February 6, 2020

We all want clean water to swim and fish in! Animal waste from wildlife and domestic pets can introduce harmful bacteria into waterways. Understanding where this waste is coming from can help us better prevent and manage it in the… Full story

Green Living: Home Energy Economics

January 23, 2020

Going green can be affordable. Learn about utilities that save energy and money. Talk with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s marine economist, Adam Stemle, about the costs and benefits of different types of energy, and make a plan for… Full story

Georgia Oysters: Bringing Back the Bivalve

November 10, 2018

Join us at the Shellfish Research Lab on Skidaway Island to learn about oyster ecology and local oyster aquaculture. Participants in the Georgia Oysters workshop will have opportunities to tour the state’s first oyster hatchery, talk with researchers, visit wild… Full story

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