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June 2020

Touch Tank Tour

June 2, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Ever wonder how you feed a horseshoe crab at an aquarium? Find out on a virtual touch tank tour with marine education fellows Rachel Wilson and Kim Donoghue. Meet hermit crabs, whelk and horseshoe crabs and learn more about how…

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Afternoons at the Aquarium

June 4, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
free

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast by featuring different activities and animals. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix…

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Behind the Scenes Aquarium Tour

June 9, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

Join UGA Aquarium curator Devin Dumont to learn what it’s like to care for our native marine animals during a behind-the-scenes tour at the UGA Aquarium. Highlights include seeing the food prep room and live Q & A with the…

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Afternoons at the Aquarium

June 11, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
free

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast by featuring different activities and animals. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix…

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Toys for Turtles and other Animal Enrichment

June 16, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

We have a variety of ambassador animals on display at the UGA Aquarium that we keep healthy and active through animal enrichment activities. Learn about some of the toys we use to entertain snakes, sea turtles and other animals during…

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Afternoons at the Aquarium

June 18, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
free

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast by featuring different activities and animals. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix…

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Crabbing 101

June 19, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Did you know the scientific name for blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, means “savory beautiful swimmer”? The blue crab fishery is one of the top fisheries in Georgia. Learn all about these amazing animals during a virtual crabbing lesson with educators…

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The Great Plankton Sink Off

June 23, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

Join volunteer coordinator Katie Higgins to learn about phytoplankton, which are tiny algae floating in the water that produce the oxygen we breath and serve as an important food source for marine animals! Download the accompanying activity sheet (available on…

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Afternoons at the Aquarium

June 25, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
free

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast by featuring different activities and animals. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix…

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Fish Dissection

June 30, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

What makes a fish a fish? Find out during a virtual fish lab with aquarium curator Lisa Kovalanchik. She will provide an introduction to fish anatomy before walking participants through a real fish dissection. Register for this event After registering,…

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July 2020

Afternoons at the Aquarium

July 2, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
free

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast by featuring different activities and animals. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix…

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Exploring the Coast

July 7, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

Naturalist and marine educator John “Crawfish” Crawford has been exploring Georgia’s coastal habitats since he was a child. Join him for a virtual lesson all about Georgia’s native plants and animals. He’ll teach you how to brew your own yaupon…

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Afternoons at the Aquarium

July 9, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
free

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast by featuring different activities and animals. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix…

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Sharks and Rays 101

July 10, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Did you know that clearnose skates lay delicate egg cases commonly called mermaid’s purses? See a mermaid’s purse and a baby skate yourself during this virtual event. Learn about the incredible diversity of sharks around the word before exploring why…

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Skull Puzzles

July 14, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

Put on your zoologist cap and join educator Anne Lindsay for some skull sleuthing. Learn about the form and function of various animal skulls and examine a variety of specimens from our teaching collection at the UGA Aquarium. Sharpen your…

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Afternoons at the Aquarium

July 16, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
free

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast by featuring different activities and animals. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix…

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Meet Our Fleet

July 21, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

All aboard! Join us for a virtual tour of the UGA aquarium’s fleet of educational and research vessels with boat captains Todd Recicar and Dodie Sanders. Learn about how the aquarium uses boats for research, animal collections and educational field…

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Afternoons at the Aquarium

July 23, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
free

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast by featuring different activities and animals. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix…

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Barnacles, Sea Squirts, and Algae, Oh My!

July 28, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

Join intern coordinator Nina Sassano and Adopt-A-Wetland Coordinator Luke Roberson for a virtual lab where they’ll study a fouling community and test water quality. What in the world is a fouling community? Fouling communities are found in different coastal waterways…

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Afternoons at the Aquarium

July 30, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast by featuring different activities and animals. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix…

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September 2020

Freshwater Wetlands: Habitats of Change

September 26, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Did you know there are freshwater and saltwater wetlands? Seasonal freshwater wetlands attract a lot of critters, but you better be quick! Freshwater wetlands that hold water year-round provide habitat for a diversity of plants and animals, while also serving…

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October 2020

After School at the Aquarium: Sounds Around Me

October 1, 2020, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
$5

Join Marine Educators from the UGA Aquarium and Naturalists from Oatland Island Wildlife Center to explore sounds from coastal Georgia habitats and the creatures that make them. Do you know what animal makes that clicking sound you hear while standing…

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After School at the Aquarium: Fish Tales

October 8, 2020, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
$5

Have you ever wanted to hear the story behind how fish arrive at the UGA Aquarium? Join aquarium curator Lisa Kovalanchik for a behind-the-scenes program to learn about fish and what makes them special, as well as information about individual…

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A Dynamic Stability: Georgia’s Ephemeral Coastal Habitats

October 12, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join naturalist and marine educator John "Crawfish" Crawford on a virtual exploration of Georgia's coastal habitats that he has been exploring since childhood. He’ll teach you how to brew your own yaupon holly tea at home while sharing some of…

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After School at the Aquarium: Patterns on the Coast

October 15, 2020, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
$5

The Georgia coast is filled with special habitats and animals, but when you look closely, there is even more than meets the eye: Patterns are everywhere! Come on a journey with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s Katy Smith and…

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What’s for Dinner? Wild Georgia Shrimp!

October 20, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us for a “Lunch & Learn” virtual workshop about wild Georgia shrimp! This free webinar will offer interesting morsels about Georgia’s shrimp industry from ocean to table and demonstrate easy-to-prepare dishes to give you tasty dinner options for the…

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After School at the Aquarium: Home Herpetology

October 22, 2020, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
$5

Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Can you tell the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? Join us this week to learn how you can start practicing your herpetology skills at home! Make new animal friends by…

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November 2020

After School at the Aquarium: Marsh Mysteries

November 5, 2020, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
$5

Whose tracks are those leading out of the marsh? And who ate the mussels, leaving nothing but shells behind? This week we will explore food webs in the salt marsh!  Food webs describe who eats whom.  Help us draw out…

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After School at the Aquarium: Seafood Snack-time

November 12, 2020, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
$5

Hungry for an after-school snack? Learn how to prepare some family-friendly seafood snacks with directions from aquarium educators.  Then settle in to enjoy your snack while learning about crabbing, fishing, oystering and how humans fit into the estuary food web!…

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After School at the Aquarium: Turtle-y Awesome Art

November 19, 2020, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
$5

Our turtle ambassadors help connect aquarium visitors with the habitats that they live in. Join us this week to virtually meet live eastern box turtles, a gopher tortoise and spotted turtles among others.  Watch a live turtle on the screen…

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January 2021

Oyster Explorations: A closer look at this amazing bivalve

January 12, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Oysters are more than just delicious bivalves, they provide a wealth of ecosystem services like serving as habitat and food for fish and crustaceans. Join us for a program focused on why this particular shellfish species is so important. You…

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Bird-friendly Native Landscapes for Coastal Georgia

January 28, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us for a free webinar to learn how to create bird-friendly landscapes and inspire environmental wonder and stewardship in your coastal community.  EcoScapes Sustainable Land Use Program Manager Keren Giovengo will talk about the relationships between native plants and…

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A Day in the Life of a Marine Geologist

January 30, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Learn about the movement of water in our oceans by tuning into a presentation by Erika Gainey, a student at College of Charleston. Gainey will talk about her experience as a marine geologist. Geology is the study of Earth, and…

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February 2021

Diamondback Terrapin Conservation in Georgia

February 11, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Diamondback terrapins are one of the only North American turtles to spend their entire life cycle in the salt marsh. Beautifully patterned and well adapted to the extremes of living in an estuary, these turtles are ambassadors for the marsh…

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March 2021

Rain Gardens in Coastal Georgia

March 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

On Saturday, March 13, we invite you to participate in our free webinar about rain gardens. The workshop will introduce rain gardens as a stormwater management tool for your landscape. Join Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s stormwater specialist and…

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April 2021

Salt-Tolerant Plants for Resilient Coastal Landscapes

April 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Georgia’s coastal plant communities are impacted by various coastal hazards, including salt spray, storm surge, flooding, sea level rise and drought. Because they are adapted to the distinct environments of Georgia’s coast, these salt-tolerant native plants can be used in…

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Your Neighbor, the Alligator

April 29, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Tune in to this virtual program to learn all about one of the largest reptiles in the world and how coexistence with American alligators is so important to preserving the health of our coastal ecosystems. Meet one of our reptilian…

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May 2021

Super Museum Sunday

May 2, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Explore the UGA Aquarium on a virtual tour as part of the Georgia Historical Society’s Super Museum Sunday! We'll host four, 45-minute virtual tours via zoom webinar at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Register for this…

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Burrfish & Their Buddies

May 6, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Did you know there is more than one species of burrfish? During this virtual event, participants will learn about burrfish on exhibit at the UGA Aquarium, including how this animal’s unique body shape and behavior helps it survive. As a…

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Sing-Fly-Soar on World Migratory Bird Day

May 7, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us in celebrating World Migratory Bird Day! Every spring and fall shorebirds migrate through and to the Georgia coast to reach their breeding or feeding grounds. In this interactive webinar, participants will learn how to identify a few of…

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