Ocean Learning

Planet Ocean Teaches Middle Grade Readers How to Speak Up For The sea

March 31, 2021

We are thrilled to announce the release of Planet Ocean, a nonfiction book for middle-grade readers (ages 8 and up) written with an underwater perspective about how climate change and pollution affect the sustainability of our sea. In addition to some cool science, Planet Ocean readers discover our unbreakable connection to the sea. Writer Patricia Newman and diver/photographer Annie Crawley give voice to stories from inspirational scientists, Indigenous peoples, and kids and teens impacted by ocean changes and working to combat them.

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Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline Virtual Opening Celebration

January 12, 2020

In case you missed it, here’s the recording for Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline Virtual Opening Celebration from the Burke Museum, a special exhibit opening sponsored by Washington Sea Grant. Learn how artist Ray Troll and curator Dr. Kirk Johnson created a lifelong friendship and partnership that over the past decades has led to a brand new exhibit on view at the Burke Museum.

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UW Graduate Selected as New WSG Keystone Fellow

October 13, 2020

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is excited to announce that University of Washington graduate Andres Sheikh has been selected as the 2020–2021 WSG Keystone Fellow. Through the fellowship, he will spend the year working at the Puget Sound Partnership. He started his position earlier this month.

Launched last year, the WSG 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 ...

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Four UW Graduates Selected for the 2020–2021 WSG Hershman Fellowship

September 10, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Henry Bell, Emily Buckner, Elise Lasky and Dorothy Mulkern have been awarded the Washington Sea Grant Hershman Fellowship for 2020-2021. This fellowship places highly motivated, qualified individuals with marine and coastal host offices throughout Washington, providing fellows with a unique perspective on building marine policy and allowing them to share their academic expertise with the host offices.

This year’s host offices include the Washington State Department of Ecology, the Pacific Northwest Crab Research ...

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Four Washingtonians Announced as 2021 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

July 28, 2020

We are pleased to announce that recent and soon-to-be graduates Katy Dalton, Megan McKeown, Max Showalter and Hally B. Stone are finalists for the 2021 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 1,400 early-career professionals. Legislative fellows typically spend their time learning about marine-related policy issues in Congress and often get the chance to ...

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WSG Response to COVID-19

Updated December 10, 2020

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

  • Washington Sea Grant resource pages for Washington State fishers
  • Washington Sea Grant  resource pages for families and educators
  • Washington Sea Grant  resource pages for the shellfish industry in the state
  • WSG and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are partnering with commercial fishermen to increase awareness of Washington ...
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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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