At the 2014 International Marine Conservation Congress, a project team including Virginia Sea Grant postgraduate fellow Amy Freitag convened a focus group to consider challenges and opportunities related to expanding citizen science in marine and coastal environments.
With funding from NOAA, Virginia Sea Grant extension partnered with industry and other Sea Grant programs to develop and test new fishing gear to bring released fish below the surface and improve survival.
On May 19, realtors and interested citizens attended a Virginia Sea Grant-funded pilot seminar to address the issues of recurrent flooding and changing conditions of flood insurance in the Middle Peninsula.
Last fall, Dan Kauffman, Virginia Tech extension staff affiliated with Virginia Sea Grant (VASG), held a VASG-funded workshop to help seafood processors learn more about how they could enter the value-added market.
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).