Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant (MASGC) offers a variety of educational experiences and opportunities for learners of all ages through its partners, the Discovery Hall Programs at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the Mobile County Environmental Studies Center and the Marine Education Center at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Programs include field classes for K-12 students during the school year held at each location, summer camps and activities for fun and learning for school-age children and adults, and workshops for teachers and informal educators on a variety of coastal and environmental topics. These MASGC-education partners visit schools through their outreach programs (BayMobile, Raptor Road Show) and participate in many environmentally themed events throughout the year. For those interested in self-directed learning, the public may drop in and visit The Estuarium, an aquarium, or the Environmental Studies Center.
MASGC offers fellowships through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with legislative and executive government offices in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship.
The NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Program offers Ph.D. candidates interested in the population dynamics of living marine resources and in marine resource economics the opportunity for real-world work experience.
MASGC supports or assists its partners in publicizing a number of internship opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students in research (Alabama, Mississippi) and environmental education (Alabama, Mississippi). Individual partners may also offer opportunities for research, education or communications internship experiences. If you are interested in these, please contact the partners directly.
MASGC has been and continues to be a big supporter of the Hurricane Bowl, the regional competition for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. In this annual event, Mississippi and Alabama high school students test their knowledge of ocean sciences in a rapid-paced question and answer format.
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant also offers technical support to high-school aquascience teachers that focus on biology, math and business.