News - Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

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

Brown spends summer as Sea Grant environmental education intern

An Alabama college student gained work experience last summer through a Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium-supported Environmental Education Internship with the Discovery Hall Programs at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Jordan (JoJo) Brown, a senior...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jan 09, 2018

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