News - Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

2014 Oyster gardening season comes to an end

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, with partners Mobile Bay National Estuary Program recently completed the 2014 Oyster Gardening Season. This season, more than 80 volunteer gardeners...

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By: PJ Waters / Published: Dec 05, 2014

Volunteers grow thousands of oysters for restoration program

Volunteers in Alabama have grown 59,330 oysters since late June as part of the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program. The oysters were planted on restoration sites in Mobile Bay last week, where they are filtering water and making it cleaner while...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Nov 17, 2014

We’re getting savvy about seafood!

We have been hosting Seafood Savvy educational series at the Windmill Market in Fairhope, Alabama, for the past year with the support of several groups. The Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission has generously donated funds to provide product, and...

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By: Beth Walton / Published: Oct 07, 2014

Graham to share oil spill research

Larissa Graham has joined the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and Auburn University’s Marine Extension and Research Center as a Gulf of Mexico oil spill extension specialist.

Each Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant program has hired an oil spill...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 06, 2014

Workshop to train volunteers to report invasives

An invasive species workshop will be conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center, 1815 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, Miss, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. During the workshop, participants will...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jan 22, 2014