Climb aboard the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium’s research vessel, the Sea Dawg, for a morning trawl in Wassaw Sound! Participants will learn how to identify different types of marine life found in tidal rivers while learning about Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s Trawl to Trash program, which is designed to prevent litter from entering the marine environment.
The program highlights the negative impacts of marine debris on wildlife and habitats and encourages the use of trawl to trash bags, created from recycled nets on commercial shrimp trawlers, to collect and remove debris from Georgia’s waterways. Participants will learn how to construct their own trawl to trash bags using recycled shrimp net material so that it can be used to collect marine debris along the coast!
Children ages 10 and up are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and includes admission to the UGA aquarium.
Cancellations from severe storms, lightning or high winds are made only by the boat captain. Participants will be notified of cancellation the day before the program.
Thanks to support from the National Sea Grant Office, this program is offered at a lower fee, allowing us to expand our audiences.
*All program fees are nonrefundable*
Questions? Contact Cindy Lingebach at email@example.com or call 912-598-2344.