Ocean Learning

WSG Response to COVID-19

Updated May 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact all aspects of society, Washington Sea Grant has been mobilizing its resources to support communities and stakeholders across the state:

  • At the onset of the outbreak, Washington Sea Grant was among the first organizations to reach out to the state’s shellfish industry, providing an online webinar on COVID-19 resources for the shellfish industry which featured speakers from the Washington Department of Commerce.
  • Washington Sea Grant and the Washington Department of Fish ...
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Where Are Fellows Now?

April 21, 2020

Washington Sea Grant’s fellowships give students and recent graduates the real-world experience in marine research, policy and communication they need to help jump-start their careers.

These fellows go on to do amazing things around the world. You can now explore the rich and varied careers of past fellows with the interactive “Where Are Fellows Now?” map.

Find more information about the fellowship programs here, ...

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Washington State Online Marine Learning Resources

April 9, 2020

Washington Sea Grant supports online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak with a compilation of marine-related education resources created in Washington State.  We will be adding more resources as we find them, so check back regularly – and lets keep learning!

Suggested Resources for grades K-12:

Colors of Nature

Colors of Nature is a project working to show young people how science and creativity can be blended. They offer a series of four learning modules ...

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Newport High School A Team Wins First Place at Statewide Orca Bowl Competition

February 6, 2020

Seattle, WA – On Saturday, February 1, 2020, 20 teams of high school students from Seattle to Soap Lake gathered at University of Washington (UW) Fishery Sciences Building for the 23rd annual Orca Bowl. The teams were quizzed on their marine science knowledge in four exciting rounds for a spot in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Finals, which will be held in Long Beach/Gulfport, Mississippi on April 16 to 19, 2020.

The Newport High School A Team took ...

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Congratulations to Former Knauss Fellow Michelle Chow

January 10, 2020

WSG would like to congratulate Michelle Chow, a former John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, in her new position as a stormwater and toxics policy manager for the Washington Environmental Council.

As a Knauss Fellow working in D.C., Michelle had the opportunity to gain direct experience in policy that was essential for her new position, allowing her to return ...

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We Are Puget Sound: Emma Rodriguez Shares Her Love of Puget Sound

Washington Sea Grant is a proud sponsor of We Are Puget Sound: Discovering & Recovering the Salish Sea, a new book by David L. Workman, Leonard Forsman, Mindy Roberts and Brian J. Cantwell from Braided River (an imprint of Mountaineers Books). The following profile is an excerpt from the book.

There was no large body of water for Emma Rodriguez to experience where she grew up in north central Mexico in the 1970s. But that changed in a big way when ...

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New Washington Sea Grant Fellowship Promotes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Marine Careers—Inaugural Fellow Selected

September 16, 2019

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is excited to announce the launch of our new Keystone Fellowship Program. The Washington Sea Grant Keystone Fellowship seeks to build pathways into marine science, policy and related industry careers for individuals who are historically underrepresented in those fields. This paid fellowship offers a unique educational opportunity by matching highly motivated and qualified individuals with host offices throughout Washington State. The Fellowship offers first-hand experience working on projects that help WSG better understand, conserve ...

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A New Symposium to Work Towards Equity and Justice in Environmental Fields

August 22, 2019

The Salish Sea Equity and Justice Symposium, to be held November 14-15, 2019, aims to center historically marginalized and underrepresented voices while creating space for ongoing dialogues.

Addressing inequity and working toward environmental justice is essential to a successful environmental movement. Although professionals in this field are aware and concerned about issues related to Diversity, ...

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Three Washington Graduate Students Selected for the 2019 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship

August 21, 2019

Washington Sea Grant is excited to share that three of the eight graduate students selected for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)–Sea Grant Fellowship this year are from the University of Washington. Through the fellowship, doctoral students are provided with two- and three-year research opportunities in either population and ecosystem dynamics or marine resource economics, including direct experiences working closely with local NOAA experts on thesis issues of public interest and relevance to NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service.

The 2019 ...

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Four Washingtonians Announced as 2020 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

July 24, 2019

We are pleased to announce that recent graduates Katie Chicojay, Kelly Martin, Jasmine Prat and Spencer Showalter are finalists for the 2020 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program.

Since 1979, the National Sea Grant College Program has provided one-year fellowships working in federal government offices in Washington, D.C. to over 1,300 early-career professionals. Legislative fellows typically spend their time learning about marine-related policy issues in Congress and often get the chance to further key pieces of ...

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