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Giving Opportunities

Support marine education, environmental outreach and coastal research by giving to UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant!

The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are valuable resources for the state of Georgia, building bridges between coastal communities and University resources. For the past 40 years, we have taught hundreds of thousands of people about our state's unique coastal and marine ecosystems. We also work hand-in-hand with local governments and coastal industries to help build sustainable, resilient coastal communities and economies.

There are many opportunities to give and protect Georgia's coastal resources and educate future generations in ocean literacy and environmental leadership. 

A sample of current giving opportunities:

Friends of the UGA Aquarium
Become a Friend of the UGA Aquarium and help protect the coast that we all love. Your investment will enhance the education programs and services offered year round!

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit
We are seeking sponsors for our second annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit in February 2016. Fifty middle and high school students from 15 Georgia cities and five states attended Georgia’s first Youth Ocean Conservation Summit. Held on Skidaway Island near Savannah, the event provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about ocean conservation issues in their local communities and start to develop solutions for those problems. Contact Anne Lindsay at 912-598-2355 for more information.

Aquarium Expansion
We are expanding the UGA Aquarium! We will soon be launching a major fundraising campaign to enlarge our building to include a brand new exhibit space dedicated to maritime forests, reptiles and amphibians. These displays will feature creatures native to coastal Georgia and is guaranteed to be a favorite amongst children and visitors!

Thank You to Our Supporters!

Your donation allows us to reach more people, expand our facilities and create a greater impact. We couldn't do all of this without you! 

  • UGA Aquarium receives a new outdoor pavilion
    Thanks to a private gift from Springer Mountain Farms and company president Gus Arrendale, a UGA alumnus, the generous efforts of the Barn Builders and other donors, our UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium will soon have an outdoor pavilion where school groups, summer campers and visitors can gather rain or shine.
  • UGA Aquarium adds innovative underwater camera system
    The University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island has implemented a new underwater camera made by CCTV Camera World in our exhibits.
  • Fifth-graders bake up sweet gift for UGA Aquarium
    Since 2011, students at St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Atlanta have donated $4,473.75 to UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium.

With your help, we can do more!

As a unit of UGA Public Service and Outreach, your support enhances the economic and social well-being of Georgia’s communities.

For more information, contact Cherie Duggan, Director of Development, at 706-542-6654 (office) or 706-424-5194 (mobile).

An artist's rendering of the public picnic pavilion that is being built at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island.

An artist's rendering of the public picnic pavilion that is being built at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island.