News - Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

Coastal Cleanup volunteers can reduce microplastics in water

Since 1988, thousands of Mississippi Coastal Cleanup volunteers have removed millions of pounds of trash from Mississippi beaches, waterways and barrier islands. During last year’s Mississippi Coastal Cleanup alone, 14 tons of litter was removed....

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By: Mandy Sartain / Published: Sep 21, 2017

Team reads, writes, travels to answer your oil spill questions

The Oil Spill Science Outreach Team formed in 2014 so those around the Gulf impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill could get unbiased, peer-reviewed facts about its impacts. After sharing science with thousands via publications, webinars and...

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By: Tara Skelton / Published: Aug 31, 2017

Scholarships help kids build confidence at overnight camps

Attending an overnight summer camp can be an incredible learning experience for a child, even if the camp does not focus on academic subjects. During this temporary absence of a mom or dad figure, children are asked to step out of their comfort zone...

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By: Tina Miller-Way / Published: Aug 24, 2017

Extension liaison selected for National Water Center

In an effort to meet the needs of water management decision-makers, The University of Alabama (UA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service and NOAA Sea Grant announce that Karen Bareford has been hired...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 24, 2017

Sartain is newest addition to Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant

Mandy Sartain is the newest member of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium outreach team.

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As an extension program assistant, she works at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi. Her...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 18, 2017