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January 2017


SEA Program: Coastal Reptiles

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

Have you ever wondered what loggerhead sea turtles eat? Or why snakes flick their tongues? Do lizards have ears? Learn the answers to these questions and more at our upcoming SEA Program: Coastal Reptiles. Staff will explain why the many species of reptiles inhabiting the diverse habitats of Georgia are important to our coast. Participants may even be able to touch and hold live reptiles! This program is open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by January 6, 2017.

Date: January 14,
          1 hour program offered 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. & 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $10
Contact: To register call Kayla Clark at (912) 598-3345 or email kayla270@uga.edu.


Coastal Stewards Program - Introduction to the Georgia Coast

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

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant invite you to attend Introduction to the Georgia Coast, the first in a series of environmental education workshops offered as part of the Coastal Stewards Program. 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. Workshop activities will include a trawl aboard the R/V Sea Dawg, salt marsh and maritime forest exploration, phytoplankton identification in a lab setting, and biological and water quality sampling using scientific equipment in the field. 

Workshop Agenda
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- Increase understanding of Georgia’s coastal biology, ecology, and relative coastal issues
- Enhance knowledge of scientic instruments and/or recreational equipment
- Incorporate strategies for stewardship of resources and environmental leadership 

Date:  Friday, Jan. 20, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
           Saturday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Workshop Fee: $100

This workshop is offered to anyone over the age of 18. Registration is required. Please contact Kayla Clark at kayla270@uga.edu. 

In order to receive recognition for completing the Coastal Stewards Program, participants must complete five of the workshops offered as part of this series. Additional workshops and content covered will be announced soon. 


Youth Ocean Conservation Summit 2017

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

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will host the state’s third annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (YOCS) on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The summit will take place at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island near Savannah. YOCS is designed to empower middle and high school students across the country with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to successfully implement ocean conservation projects in their local communities. YOCS is offered to students in grades 7-12. Registration is required. For more information, visit the YOCS page on our website.