Ocean Learning

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 September 1, 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:

  • 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.
  • An advisory group representing all fisheries niches in ...
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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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