June 2015 - UGA Marine Extension
and Georgia Sea Grant Newsletter
Volume 1 | Issue 3
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Atlanta fifth-graders bake up
a sweet gift for UGA Aquarium

Savannah, Ga. – The fifth-graders at St. Martin’s Episcopal School are proof that you don't have to be grown up to make a huge impact. Since 2011, fifth-graders at the Atlanta school have donated $4,473.75 in funds raised during their annual "Cookie Company" bake sale. ... more

Directory helps retailers and consumers find Georgia seafood

Atlanta, Ga. –
Looking for delicious fresh Georgia seafood? We've revamped our online Georgia Seafood Directory to help consumers and retailers find seafood caught in Georgia waters. ... more

UGA Aquarium installs new custom-made touch tanks

Savannah, Ga. UGA Aquarium has installed new larger touch tanks, giving our visitors the opportunity for hands-on learning about marine invertebrates. ... more

UGA Shellfish Lab to launch state's first oyster hatchery 

Savannah, Ga. – UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are laying the groundwork for the state's first oyster hatchery, with the hope of reviving Georgia's once booming oyster industry. ... more

Citizen Science workshop teaches volunteers to monitor monarchs

Brunswick, Ga. Twenty-nine people attended our workshop to learn how to monitor monarch butterflies, and aid in conserving these beautiful creatures and their threatened migratory phenomenon. ... more

UGA helps middle school class with its Adopt-a-Wetland project

Richmond Hill, Ga. – UGA's Mary Sweeney-Reeves helped a Field Studies class with its Adopt-a-Wetland project at Fort McAllister. ... more

Summer camp is in full swing on Skidaway at UGA Aquarium

Savannah, Ga. – The first sessions of summer camp have kicked off at UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island. All sessions are full. If you didn't get your child in this year, don't miss the next opportunity. ... more


June 18
National Pollinator
Week Celebration, Brunswick.

July 11
Georgia Coastal Ecosystems
Schoolyard Program, Savannah.

For details, check our Events calendar.


Katy Smith, Water
Quality Program Coordinator, has been named Interim
Associate Director
of the Marine Extension
in Brunswick.

UGA Marine Extension
and Georgia Sea Grant
has three interns for Summer 2015. Please welcome Kathryn Savidge, Chrissie
and Nick
. ... more


Public Comments
Georgia Sea Grant College Program invites public comments for site review.

Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants
(due July 2)

NOAA Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program
(due July 24)


The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are a state and federal partnership dedicated to conducting research, education and outreach to enhance coastal environmental, social and economic sustainability.
As units of the Office of Public Service and Outreach, we help
improve public resource policy, encourage far-sighted economic and fisheries decisions, anticipate vulnerabilities to change and educate citizens to be wise
stewards of the coastal environment.



We need your support to help us continue our outreach work in coastal Georgia and throughout
the state. Whether you volunteer at an oyster-bagging or marsh cleanup event, engage in citizen science, or make a
financial contribution,
your involvement has a positive impact on our efforts to address environmental, social and economic sustainability. Help us extend our reach.

We appreciate
your generosity!



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