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Knauss Fellowship alumni feature: Ben Carswell, 2011 Knauss fellow

Knauss Fellowship alumni feature: Ben Carswell, 2011 Knauss fellow

Writer: Erin Geoffroy The sun is setting over Jekyll Island, and Ben Carswell is making his way back to the island from a standup paddleboard offshore, his favorite way to unwind after work. From where he stands, Carswell can see from one end… Read More

Living shoreline on Tybee Island moves toward completion

Living shoreline on Tybee Island moves toward completion

Savannah, Ga. – UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant recently completed the construction and installation of the base layer for a living shoreline project at the Burton 4-H center on Tybee Island, a project partially funded by a… Read More

March Update from the Director: Sea Grant’s 50th Anniversary

March Update from the Director: Sea Grant’s 50th Anniversary

Greetings, Let’s start the celebration. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed The National Sea Grant College and Program Act, establishing the Sea Grant Program. Today, the National Sea Grant College program is a network of 33 programs… Read More

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant participate in UGA Board of Visitors meeting

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant participate in UGA Board of Visitors meeting

Atlanta, Ga. – The quarterly meeting of the UGA Board of Visitors was held on February 11 in Atlanta. This group, which is made up of UGA alumni from across the state, attended a panel discussion featuring representatives from the Small… Read More

Sea Grant celebrates its 50th anniversary

Sea Grant celebrates its 50th anniversary

On March 8, Sea Grant will celebrate its 50th anniversary. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed The National Sea Grant College Program Act, and today, that program reaches every coastal and Great Lakes state, as well as Puerto Rico and… Read More

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, partnering with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, earns award

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, partnering with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, earns award

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful (KGIB), in partnership with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, received the organization’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Award at its national conference in Orlando. One of the top Keep America… Read More

Second annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit is a success

Second annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit is a success

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Writer: Katie Sanders, ksan11@uga.edu Contact: Mark Risse, 706-542-5956, mrisse@uga.edu Savannah, Ga. - UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant hosted Georgia’s second annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit… Read More

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant celebrate and plan for 2016 at annual meeting

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant celebrate and plan for 2016 at annual meeting

On January 27, the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant held its annual meeting at the UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island. The event began with an opening from director Mark Risse followed by staff introductions and highlights… Read More

Registration for 2016 Summer Marine Science Camp opens online Feb. 15

Registration for 2016 Summer Marine Science Camp opens online Feb. 15

The University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island will open online registration for all 2016 summer camp sessions starting Feb. 15, 2016. Please note that the registration process has changed this year. Sessions… Read More

EcoScapes demonstration garden receives Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Clean Sweep award

EcoScapes demonstration garden receives Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Clean Sweep award

Brunswick, Georgia – The EcoScapes Sustainable Landscaping Native Plant Demonstration Garden has received the Clean Sweep Award by Keep Golden Isles Beautiful (KGIB) for the 2015 Fourth Quarter. The EcoScapes garden is one of the hallmarks… Read More