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Local volunteers to restore dune/marsh grass on Deer Island

Volunteers with the Mississippi Master Naturalist and Master Gardener programs will take part in an educational workshop to learn about the coastal environment and restoration science on May 31 before restoring dune and marsh grass on a quarter acre...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: May 28, 2011

Oyster gardening season to open, volunteers needed

Anyone interested in volunteering with the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program should attend one of two upcoming workshops. Program volunteers will grow oysters in small gardens off their wharves, and the oysters will be planted on reefs.

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 27, 2011

Master Naturalist course registration opens

Mississippi Master Naturalist Program courses will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays from April 28 to June 9. Classes will be held at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center on Popps Ferry Road in Biloxi and...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 17, 2011

Scholarships available for Alaska science camp

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is sponsoring two scholarships to the Ocean Science and Leadership Expedition in Alaska on July 14-23, 2011, for students who will be in grades 10-12 in the 2011-2012 school year and reside in Alabama or...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 17, 2011

Program lands charter-boat operators in classroom

Capt. Ben Fairey of Orange Beach, Ala., heard about the Dolphin SMART program a while back. It is a program geared toward the nature tourism industry that teaches tour operators the best ways to view dolphins and the laws that protect the marine...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 01, 2011