Climate Science Alliance team member Audrey Carver, who leads the Climate Kids program, visited the The UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island to observe and assist in a week-long summer camp about sea level rise. Hear from her on today’s blog!
This July, I visited the The UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island, to observe and assist in a week-long summer camp about Sea Level Rise. The University of Georgia Marine Education Center hosts yearly summer camps to help educate youth about local tidal ecosystems and marine science.
This year, in collaboration with the Georgia Sea Grant team, they developed a new camp focused on sea level rise as a part of NASA’s SEAL (Sea Level Rise Education, Awareness, and Literacy) project.
As Climate Science Alliance is another collaborator on the NASA’s SEAL project, I was lucky to visit and observe the camp in action, explore the local ecosystems, and learn from some incredible science educators. A group of 12 sixth and seventh grade students explored the local salt marsh, took elevation transect measurements, got to speak to local government officials and researchers, visited nearby Tybee and Wassaw Islands, and much more.
It was a jam-packed week of fun and learning, and I am so grateful to have attended. A big thank you to Anne Lindsay, Katie Higgins, and Jill Gambill for organizing the camp and for the hospitality, guidance, and leadership.