chesapeake bay

June 7, 2019

Not just facts, but impacts:
Learning the lesson of resilience

Through an internship with a Virginia Sea Grant extension agent at ODU, Makayla Brown learned more about professional opportunities in resilience planning.
April 29, 2019

VA SEA brings ocean research to classrooms
Partnership between educators, researchers, brings science to life for students

The VA SEA program translates ocean science research into lesson plans for middle school and high school students.
April 5, 2019

Seafood symposium
connects chefs with science

The Chefs' Seafood Symposium, hosted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Marine Advisory Program, aims to connect chefs with the science behind the seafood they serve.
March 20, 2019

‘Designing for resilience’ forum draws record crowd
Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum offers perspectives on resilient design

Virginia Sea Grant, Old Dominion University and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission plan and host quarterly meetings to bring together professionals in adaptation.
March 8, 2019

Bridge website redesign
puts teachers at the helm

The Bridge website provides ocean science resources for educators that incorporate accurate science in a classroom-ready format.
March 7, 2019

National report identifies regulatory barriers
to expanding shellfish aquaculture in coastal communities

A report released by the National Sea Grant Law Center and attorneys in the Virginia, California, Georgia, and Rhode Island Sea Grant programs, identifies the laws and policies impacting shellfish aquaculture operations at a local, state, and federal level.
March 1, 2019

Yesterday’s competitor, tomorrow’s volunteer
Participating in National Ocean Science Bowls across coasts

This year’s Blue Crab Bowl, the 22nd annual competition, brought together about 200 participants and volunteers.
February 26, 2019

Putting a price tag on wetlands defense
Fellow studies how wetlands decrease flood damage

During storms, wetland plants help reduce storm surge levels and protect the coast from flooding and erosion. But exactly how much protection do they provide? Ali Rezaie and colleagues in George Mason University’s engineering department are measuring water levels, waves, erosion, and marsh density. As a Virginia Sea Grant Fellow, Rezaie will use this information to model the flood protection that marshes provide.
October 19, 2018

Surviving the cold:
Fellow studies northern speckled trout

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October 12, 2018

Coastal Storms Fellow creates tool
to predict flooding that can block evacuation

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September 28, 2018

No empty stomachs here:
VASG researcher studies eels’ dining habits in their historic habitat

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September 4, 2018

Understanding the past to predict the future:
Researcher models sand movement between barrier islands

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August 24, 2018

Moving Islands:
VASG researcher studies historical—and future—changes along Virginia’s barrier islands

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August 17, 2018

Catfish modeling and management:
Fellow studies population dynamics

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August 9, 2018

RAFT partnership fortifies towns against storm hazards
by turning ideas into action

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August 2, 2018

Building neighborhoods of the future
in communities prone to flooding

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July 16, 2018

Conserving the coastline and its critters:
Fellow studies living shoreline designs

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June 29, 2018

Nature’s Tiny Nitrate Cleaners:
Fellow examines how pollutants impact microbes

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May 20, 2014

First Step to Getting Students Outside: Take Their Teachers into the Field

Students aren’t the only ones tired of being stuck in the classroom doing traditional school work. This April, 19 enthusiastic teachers from around Virginia attended a two-day workshop designed to show teachers how they could conduct meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEEs) outside. The workshop was sponsored by Virginia Sea Grant and the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERR-VA).
October 7, 2013

Guest Column Urges Preparation for Flooding, Climate Change

Skip Stiles, Executive Director of Wetlands Watch in Norfolk, discusses priorities and current efforts, including those funded by Virginia Sea Grant, to handle sea level rise in Virginia.