As part of the University of Georgia's Public Service and Outreach programs, MAREX is dedicated to providing education and assistance to residents of the coast.
Participating in the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service citizen science programs allow us to accomplish more research objectives to maintain and improve the health of coastal ecosystems in Georgia.
Not only does volunteer assistance help MAREX, but volunteers also gain valuable experience and knowledge in a hands-on, interactive and meaningful educational opportunity.
The Coastal Georgia Adopt-A-Wetland program is an interesting opportunity to get students and adults alike involved in maintaining and monitoring the quality of the salt marsh ecosystem along the Georgia coast.
The G.E.O.R.G.I.A. project is community based to help establish public awareness of the importance of oyster reef habitat through recycling oyster shells and building new reefs along the coastline.
The Southeastern Phytoplankton Monitoring Network volunteers survey plankton samples weekly and submit data to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).
Marine Debris surveys provide volunteers an opportunity to visit coastal sites to remove marine plastics.
Learn about all of the Volunteer Opportunities UGA MAREX has for you!
MAREX volunteers can help restore oyster reefs, among many other opportunities to help the environment.
Marine Educator, Volunteer Coordinator, Boat Captain, Marine Education Center and Aquarium