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March 2017

Mar
03

Coastal Stewards Program: Coastal Birding

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant invite you to attend Coastal Birding, an environmental education workshop offered as part of the Coastal Stewards program. Designed for both first time birders and experienced birders, participants in this workshop will build species identification skills, venture into the estuary and beaches for bird watching and connect recreational birding activities with citizen science and conservation. Deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. 

Workshop Agenda

Date:  March 3, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
           March 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Cost: $100
Contact: Kayla Clark, kayla270@uga.edu or (912) 598-3345

The goal of the Coastal Stewards program is to engage adults in activities designed to improve knowledge of coastal ecosystems, enhance understanding of current issues impacting coastal communities and inspire stewardship of coastal resources.

Mar
11

SEA Program: Scope Studies - Plankton and Dock Organisms

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA

Join us at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium for an in-depth look at the unique communities of invertebrate animals that live in the Skidaway River. Participants can learn about the fascinating organisms that drift in our coastal waters and those that settle on our boats. On the floating dock, you'll learn how to use water quality instruments to determine the salinity and temperature of the river. The program also includes pulling in a plankton net filled with microscopic plants and animals, gathering living invertebrates from dock surfaces, and then returning to the lab to further investigate the organisms with microscopes!

This a great opportunity for families to work together in small research teams, to practice scientific skills and to add to UGA’s body of knowledge about these cool organisms. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: March 11, 2017, 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $22 per person, register by March 3, 2017
Contact: Kayla Clark, kayla270@uga.edu or (912) 598-3345

Mar
15

Evenings on the Estuary: Pi Day Celebration

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA

Bring your favorite pie to share as we celebrate the mathematical constant, pi. Listen to talks by marine scientists about the role math plays in their research followed by a pie potluck. Register by March 10, 2016.

Date: March 15, 2016 6:30-7:30 pm
Cost: $10
Contact: Kayla Clark, kayla270@uga.edu or (912) 598-3345

April 2017

Apr
29

SEA Program: Horseshoe Crab Spawning

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA

Travel by skiff to a barrier island and witness horseshoe crabs coming inshore to spawn! Work alongside educators from the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium educators to take measurements of the horseshoe crabs and observe the migratory shorebirds that rely on the horseshoe crab eggs for food. Ages 10 and up, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Register by April 21, 2017

Date: April 29, 2017 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Cost: $22
Contact: Kayla Clark, kayla270@uga.edu or (912) 598-3345

May 2017

May
19

Coastal Stewards Program: Georgia Oysters

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA

Join us at the Shellfish Research Laboratory, part of Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, 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 oyster reefs and develop skills applicable to conservation, consumption, and recreational use of oysters and oyster reefs. This workshop is part of the Coastal Stewards Workshop Series. Additional information about other Coastal Stewards workshops offered throughout the year can be found on the Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant website at marex.uga.edu. 

Date: May 19-20, 2017
Cost: $100
Contact: Kayla Clark, kayla270@uga.edu or (912) 598-3345