UNESCO has established an international Group of Experts on Ocean Literacy, with 20 members from diverse disciplines, stakeholder groups, geographical regions, and with a focus on gender balance. The group includes CTSG Education Coordinator Diana Payne.
Tempered optimism is message of National Seaweed Symposium
Seaweed isn’t exotic or strange to the native Alaskan community that is his home, said Keolani Booth during his keynote address at the 2023 National Seaweed Symposium in Portland, Maine, setting the stage for the three-day event last month of robust and varied presentations and networking.
Earth Day article addresses coping with environmental grief
A special Earth Day section of The Day newspaper featured an article by Judy Benson, communications coordinator for CT Sea Grant, titled, “Being Blue Won’t Save the Planet, So Why Not Acknowledge the Grief, then Take Action?”
WTNH Channel 8 airs story on CT shell recycling program
WTNH Channel 8 news broadcast a story about Connecticut Sea Grant’s shell recycling initiative on its April 19 show. CTSG’s Tessa Getchis, aquaculture extension specialist, and Michael Gilman, shell recycling coordinator, were interviewed for the piece.
CTSG expert, kelp farmer interviewed for NBC Today show
Adding farmed seafood to your plate is a great way to go green! This Earth Week, Al Roker and NBC’s Today show profiled aquaculture, or seafood farming, as part of their climate solution coverage.
Avery Point EcoHuskies host Earth Day event
The UConn Avery Point EcoHusky Club will host an Earth Day celebration from noon to 2 p.m. on April 19 on the campus green.
Native Plants for Riparian Corridors in CT guide available
“Native Plants for Riparian Corridors in Connecticut” lists native trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses, sedges, reeds and herbaceous plants that can grow and thrive in areas along the banks of rivers, streams and other bodies of water, along with their wildlife value.
Connecticut Sea Grant seeking applicants for 3 positions
CT Sea Grant is excited to share openings for three extension positions. Applicants are being sought for: extension educator-nature-based approaches to resilience; sustainable and resilient communities assistant extension educator; and Long Island Sound outreach coordinator.
LIS bi-state Sustainable and Resilient Communities Workshop
The Sustainable and Resilient Communities extension professionals held their first bi-state workshop in December 2022. Videos of the six sessions available.
9 projects focus on LIS marshes, water quality, public beaches
Long Island Sound water quality, salt marsh and public beach characteristics will be examined by marine and social scientists in nine research projects awarded funding by the Connecticut and New York Sea Grant programs and the EPA’s Long Island Sound Study.