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Black Joins LSG Education Team

September 19th, 2023 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) has a new employee joining the education team. Naya Black graduated from Louisiana State University in 2020 where she majored in natural resource ecology and management with a concentration in wildlife ecology. Black recently moved back to the USA from Kagoshima, Japan, where she worked as an English teacher with the Japanese […]

Graduate students at Louisiana State University (LSU), the University of New Orleans (UNO) and Tulane University have been named 2024 Knauss Fellowship finalists. All were nominated for the fellowship by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. Robert Caplan Feder LSU, College of the Coast and Environment Feder completed his master of science degree in oceanography […]

Grant Extends Wetland Days Programming

September 13th, 2023 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is the recipient of a two-year, $92,000 National Academy of Science’s Gulf Research Program (GRP) Place-Based Education grant. The project, titled Wetland Days: Watershed-Based Enrichment Opportunities for Youth, is a continuation of LSG’s existing Wetland Days programming. COVID-19 restrictions and hurricanes prevented K-12 students from having field trips in 2020 and 2021. It also prevented LSG’s […]

Silver Lining for Ocean Commotion

September 6th, 2023 by mdufour

Ocean Commotion marks its silver anniversary in 2023. Ocean Commotion is a one-day, hands-on environmental showcase of Louisiana’s unique habitats. Now in its 25th year, it continues to offer students an opportunity to learn about coastal marshes and wetlands, invasive species, local ecosystems, boating safety, geology and wildlife. More than 60 presenters from private business, […]

Sea Grant Funds LaSSO Project

September 5th, 2023 by mdufour

A Louisiana Sea Grant/Louisiana Space Grant (LSG/LaSPACE) collaboration will fund two undergraduate research projects beginning in September. The joint program, called Louisiana Space and Sea Grant Opportunity (LaSSO), is modeled after similar, long-established undergraduate research programs at both LSG and LaSPACE. LSG will fund a project titled: Emerging Computing for Underwater Image Processing at the […]

Alvera (Ali) McMillan has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the new education coordinator. McMillan, a Louisiana native, graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and plans to graduate with a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from LSU this […]

In 2022, the State of Louisiana initiated an industry grants program to subsidize the development of Alternative Oyster Culture (AOC) businesses. The AOC method is relatively new to Louisiana and differs substantially from traditional, reef-based oyster production. AOC involves the use of hatchery-spawned oysters grown in containers. This method has been promoted as a way […]

Engagement Coordinator Starts

August 18th, 2023 by mdufour

Vanessa van Heerden has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the program’s engagement coordinator. She began her new role on Aug. 14. Van Heerden is a Baton Rouge native. She completed two bachelor of science degrees at California State University, Channel Islands. One degree is in environmental science and resource management and the other is […]