University of Georgia alumna Shiyu (Rachel) Wang has been awarded the John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellowship for 2017.
Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is helping coastal communities become more resilient.
Odum School of Ecology doctoral student Daniel Harris received the Sea Grant Award for Best Student Presentation at the joint meeting of The Coastal Society and Restore America’s Estuaries held in New Orleans in December. The award was presented by The Coastal Society and the Sea Grant Association.
University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant programs and people were recognized at the first awards presentation by 100 Miles, a nonprofit organization working to protect and preserve the Georgia coast.
A comprehensive, electronic inventory of septic systems will help officials in coastal Georgia counties locate and manage failing systems that are a threat to ground water.
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant worked with undergraduate students at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to create an animated video about sustainable land use in coastal Georgia.
Whether you buy fresh fish from the local market or order oysters on the half-shell in a restaurant, you can be sure that your seafood has been handled safely by Georgia wholesalers.
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is helping create an inventory of low impact development stormwater practices along the coast to use as examples for future projects.
About 80 students and teachers from four coastal area schools know a bit more about microplastics and the impact they can have on sea life, thanks to a program launched by Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and funded by the Landings Landlovers, Inc.
The Georgia Sea Grant Legal Program offers students at the UGA School of Law the opportunity to work with legal and policy experts to address challenging environmental questions facing policymakers in coastal Georgia communities.
An oyster roast on the banks of the Skidaway River drew more than 200 people on a perfect fall night to celebrate and raise money for Georgia's first oyster hatchery.
The Georgia Sea Grant College Program is taking applications for the 2018 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, which places graduate students for a year in various executive and legislative branch offices throughout Washington, D.C.
Captain Lindsey Parker has served UGA as a marine resource specialist, a fisheries extension agent, and captain of the University’s research vessel, the R/V Georgia Bulldog for 35 years.
Learn about important research by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to better understand the benefits of living shorelines.
Jenna Jambeck, associate professor of environmental engineering at UGA, will collaborate with water quality program coordinator Katy Smith on a marine debris project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Kayla Clark is UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s new public programs coordinator. In her role, she will work with staff and faculty to introduce new public programs for educators, K-12 students, and the general public.
Four recent college graduates have been awarded one-year marine education internships with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.
An afternoon of activities, tours and talks will make Skidaway Marine Science Day a can’t-miss event for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 22.
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grants hosts two interns as part of the City of Savannah's Summer 500 Program.
Twenty-two campers attend the Women in Marine Science Camp offered by the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island.
UGA student George Summers develops technical designs and specifications for stormwater development projects as part of his summer internship.
Marie Scoggins, administration financial director at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, is awarded the Seven Seals Award.
Geogia Sea Grant holds two-day Research Symposium and Strategic Planning Retreat as part of the strategic planning process.
Emily Woodward joins UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant as the new public relations coordinator.
Inventory of Acoustically Active Families/Species in the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Hosted by the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Mark Risse, director of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, keeps us updated on what's happening with our programs throughout the state.
Fourteen employees from nine seafood wholesalers attended a seafood Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) course sponsored by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. HACCP is a preventive system of controlling food safety hazards, which is mandated for seafood processors.
Jessica Brown is UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s new stormwater specialist in Brunswick. In her role, Brown would like to see the stormwater program grow, especially on the coast, and become a local and statewide resource for sound science and engineering solutions.
With gardening season in full bloom, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are launching the EcoScapes website, dedicated to the promotion of sustainable landscaping and land use development practices.
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant hosted the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) at its facility to learn about the economic importance of Georgia’s coast and how the university is helping to support coastal communities.
Participants visited the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium and the UGA Shellfish Research Laboratory on Skidaway Island.
Mark Risse, director of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, keeps us updated on what's happening with our programs throughout the state.
Crawford honored for his work involving diamondback terrapins on Georgia barrier islands
Nearly 50 volunteers helped assemble almost 3,000 bags, about a third of the number needed to complete a living shoreline.
Over 1500 people came aboard the research vessel during the first full day of the festival.
Katy Smith was recognized for the community outreach and cigarette litter prevention program, "This is Litter Too."
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are co-sponsors of the event, which is free and open to the public.
A former Georgia Sea Grant Knauss fellow, long-standing outreach partner and current advisory board member, Carswell says that his collaborations with Georgia Sea Grant have been influential in helping him get to where he is today.
Living shorelines mimic the natural environment to help protect property and create essential habitat for marine animals and other wildlife.
Mark Risse, director of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, shares the accomplishments of both the National and the Georgia Sea Grant programs.
The program provides for up to 16 teachers to stay at the UGA Marine Extension dormitory for two weeks to explore and conduct research on the Georgia estuarine and barrier island systems.
The board meets four times a year to learn about UGA's accomplishments in teaching, research and service.
The article, "Green Infrastructure and the Stormwater Connection," features EcoScapes manager Keren Giovengo and her presentation at the Georgia Urban Forest Council's 25th Annual Conference last November.
The Sea Grant program reaches every coastal and Great Lakes state, as well as Puerto Rico and Guam.
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, partnering with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, earns award
The goals of "This is Litter Too" are to raise awareness about the harmful effects of cigarette litter and encourage environmental stewardship among smokers.
The summit empowers students with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to successfully implement ocean conservation projects in their local communities.
The Student Scholars program, run by the Office of Service-Learning, engages undergraduate students with PSO’s mission to improve communities and the daily lives of Georgians.
The organizations celebrated the year's accomplishments, toured the UGA Oyster Hatchery and explored the Skidaway River to Wassaw Sound.
While Green Screen is free and open to the public, tickets are required this year and seating is limited. Get your tickets now!
A loggerhead sea turtle, Lefty hatched on September 18, 2015 on Ossabaw Island. He arrived at the UGA Aquarium with a weak front left flipper, but is now doing well.
Camp session registration is online only this year!
The quarterly award goes to local businesses and nonprofit organizations that "go above an beyond to keep their outside premises clean and attractive."
The annual event, which takes place at the Georgia State Capitol, gives those concerned with fishing, hunting and coastal conservation issues an opportunity to dialog with state legislators.
The UGA Aquarium was picked as a favorite by The Culture Trip, a global online magazine featuring art, culture, food and travel destinations.
Published four times per year, Current explores the latest in marine and aquatic education research, ocean literacy, classroom and free-choice learning activities, marine science, art, maritime history and literature.
Living shorelines help protect shorelines from erosion, safeguard coastal properties and provide habitat for marine life and wildlife.
The colloquium gives scientists and resource managers a forum to build meaningful relationships.
Friends of the UGA Aquarium help us reach thousands of children and adults through education initiatives.
The new associate director at the Brunswick facility brings with him over 10 years of experience in extension and Sea Grant programs.
By 2018, the hatchery is expected to produce millions of baby oysters, which in turn will be worth $1.6 million dollars when harvested.
The "Student Onboarding" event gives new student hires a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities and programs of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.
Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors play an important role in strengthening a community's resilience in the face of extreme weather.
UGA Marine Extension director Mark Risse is the organization’s third staff member this year to be honored by the U.S. Department of Defense with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award.
The free event gives the public a behind-the-scenes look at the aquarium's animals and facilities
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant use the latest technology to enhance coastal community awareness of flooding trouble spots
The research projects will focus on environmental and economic issues that directly affect Georgia coastal stakeholders.
HAACP training is critical in preventing fish-attributed food-borne illnesses
Anne Lindsay honored for creating a supportive work environment for a member of the Air National Guard
Timmons' presentation highlighted the many resources teachers can access through UGA Marine Extension outreach programs
The Legacy Research Program enables high school seniors to pass on their research to the next class of seniors after their graduate
Behl is one of 17 participants in this year's academy
Applications are due to Georgia Sea Grant by February 12, 2016, for the 2017 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Former Georgia Sea Grant communications graduate assistant Lacey Avery returned to the University of Georgia on October 6 to mentor students interested in pursuing careers at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As part of a regional effort to monitor coastal flooding, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant staff will use a new smartphone app for flood mapping
EcoScapes, a UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant program, developed and contributed a native plant database for the new app
This year's group of interns brings a breadth knowledge and experience to the Marine Education Center and Aquarium
The annual event brings in thousands of coastal residents and features organizations, such as UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, intent on preserving the natural resources of coastal Georgia.
Earlier this year, Georgia Sea Grant launched a revamped and expanded version of the Georgia Seafood Directory, a free voluntary listing of companies licensed to sell seafood in Georgia.
The sold out event, a benefit for the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, served the dangerous, but delicious lionfish as its main course
As states along the East Coast anticipate heavy rainfall over the next few days, scientists from Florida to Maryland, including the University of Georgia, are partnering to gather data about the extent of flooding and storm surge along the Atlantic coast.
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is home to loggerhead turtles and hundreds of species of fish, including the not-so-welcome lionfish
Attendees can connect with stakeholders from around the country and discover new solutions for their waterfront issues
Program to focus on importance of oyster reef communities and sustainable aquaculture practices
Property owners can save thousands if their communities enter the CRS program
Research evaluates common consumer products and their impacts
Legislators toured the UGA aquarium and the UGA Skidaway Island Institute of Oceanography, among other activities
Research goals include enhancing current enrichment practices and conducting behavioral studies
Children participated in hands-on activities and toured the oyster hatchery during their week-long camp experience
The oyster hatchery should contribute to a more sustainable and diverse aquaculture industry along Georgia's coast.
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, the UGA Marine Extension and the Georgia Department of Public Health collaborated on the 12-minute video which focuses on teaching the general public how to maintain septic systems.
The University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island has implemented a new underwater camera in our exhibits.
UGA Skidaway Institute produces informational video on black gill.
In North America, more than 6 million bats have been killed by the fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome.
Marie Scoggins honored for extraordinary efforts to provide a supportive work environment to National Guard or Reserve members.
The documentary will feature the maritime cultural history of commercial fishing along the Georgia coast.
The five-year review is mandated by the U.S. Congress for all Sea Grant programs.
The GCE Schoolyard program immerses K-12 science and math teachers in hands-on research activities in the field.
Ecology and marine science students were nominated by Georgia Sea Grant.