What a great year it has been for Delaware Sea Grant. We have so much to be thankful for and so much to be excited about in the coming year! At this time of year, I am always reminded of how lucky we are in Delaware to truly know our neighbors and work daily with our stakeholders while extending science to serve the state. Thank you for sharing in our successes.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season,
Nancy Targett, Dean & Director
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DELAWARE SEA GRANT HIGHLIGHTS
OUTREACH & EXTENSION
Coast Day draws a crowd
Warm weather--warm enough for some to be sitting on the sands of Delaware beaches--drew huge crowds to this year's Coast Day
on Oct. 6 highlighting "Building Resilient Coastal Communities." Students in our fifth grade essay contest
told heartwarming stories of lessons learned from hurricanes Sandy and Irene. This year, the addition of an oyster shucking contest
and the world's largest LEGO ship collection
brought many first time visitors to the event. We were thrilled at the turnout and are already preparing for our 38th annual Coast Day. Mark your calendars for Oct. 5, 2014!
Wind, climate change focus
This fall, first graders from Smyrna Elementary School combined their classroom studies of wind energy with a trip to UD's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes to see the UD wind turbine in person and participate in hands-on lessons. Read more >>
|Catching Wind with Delaware Sea Grant|
DESG has also been actively involved with the MADE CLEAR program--conducting a Climate Science Academy
and supporting climate communication efforts
Delaware Sea Grant funded scientist, George Luther
, and his colleagues from institutions in Canada were featured in the August issue of Science
, reporting on a new discovery of the role of manganese in aquatic environments. Read more >>
In addition, Vic Klemas, a long time DESG supported researcher, learned that his article "Remote sensing of coastal plumes and ocean fronts: Overview and case study" was one of Fisheries Research
's most downloaded articles this fall.