News - Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

Know more about charter boat workers, owners

Scenic and Sightseeing Water Transportation (NAICS code 487210) includes charter boat for-hire. This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing scenic and sightseeing transportation on water. The services provided are usually...

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By: Ben Posadas / Published: May 11, 2018

Oyster gardening programs gear up for growing season

Oyster gardening in Alabama is in the final preparation stages for the 2018 season. Oysters have been spawned and the larvae should be setting soon. Last season, nearly 80,000 oysters were planted in Alabama and Mississippi’s programs.

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By: PJ Waters / Published: May 01, 2018

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