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Educators on quest for widespread environmental literacy

Last week, Discovery Hall Programs at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab hosted the annual meeting of the Environmental Education Association of Alabama (EEAA). EEAA is a non-profit group made up of classroom teachers and informal educators involved in...

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By: Tina Miller-Way / Published: Mar 08, 2018

Meet our newest extension team member

My name is Amanda Jefferson, and I’m a new extension associate with Mississippi State University and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant in Biloxi, Mississippi! I was born and raised in Ellicott City, Maryland, near the port city of Baltimore.

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By: Amanda Jefferson / Published: Mar 01, 2018

Mississippi Oyster Gardening Program expands

Oyster gardening has been taking place seasonally in Alabama for almost 20 years, but 2017 was the first year for oyster gardening in Mississippi. Through the program, volunteers are supplied with all of the materials to grow

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By: Emma Cochran / Published: Feb 22, 2018

Communities can overcome coastal flooding impacts

Coastal flooding is now one of the most prevalent hazards impacting communities and economies. Last year’s hurricane season shows us that we still have a long way to go to prepare for and recover from floods and other natural disasters.

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By: Hank Hodde / Published: Feb 20, 2018

Social Coast: The other science

Often it is easy to take the stakeholder engagement activities that Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant and other Sea Grant Programs are so good at for granted. It is as though these programs with the knowledge, networks and communication skills just...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Feb 08, 2018