For fact sheets, reports and other publications related to our Education initiatives, check out the following NYSG Web sites:

Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education

Great Lakes Sand Dunes & Wetlands

Hudson River Estuary


Long Island Sound Study

Long Island Sportfishing

Marine Fishery Resource Center

Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)

Below is a sampling of Coastlines articles related to NYSG's various education initiatives and activities back to top

Spring/Summer '12: NYSMEA’s ‘Share-A-Thon’ A Success (pdf)

Winter '12: Four Decades Supporting Scholars, Fellows, Stewards and Youth (pdf)

Winter '12: Dose of Reality Campaign (pdf)

Winter'12: NYSG’s Safety-At-Sea Workshop Garners US Coast Guard Appreciation (pdf)

Winter'12: Seafood Health Facts Web site (pdf)

Summer/Fall'11: NOAA’S Lubchenco visits Sea Grant at Stony Brook (pdf)

Spring'11: Dose of Reality: Sea Grant Educates on Unwanted Meds (pdf)

Spring'11: Penney Named Coastal Community Development Specialist (pdf)

Winter '11: NYSG Director James Ammerman in Korea (pdf)

Winter '11: Sea Grant responds to Gulf Oil Spill (pdf)

Fall '10: A WWWeb of Lake Ontario Learning (pdf)

Fall '10: NYSG Hosts Climate Science Workshop for Extension Educators (pdf)

Fall '10: 2010 Sea Grant Summer of Safety (pdf)

Summer '10: Western New York News (pdf)

Summer '10: NYSG Partners to Re-launch, Manage NYSMEA Web Site (pdf)

Spring '10: Partners Make a Splash with Project WET’s Teacher/Student-friendly “Discover the Hudson (pdf)

Fall '09: Exploring the Hudson (pdf)

Fall '09: Stewards Have Gone Bloggin' (pdf)

Fall '09: COSEE (Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence) (pdf)

Fall '09: I FISH NY (pdf)

Fall '09: NYSMEA (New York State Marine Education Association) (pdf)

Spring '09: Return Unwanted Medicines Event a Success (pdf)

Spring '09: Seeking New Ways to Stimulate Sportfish (pdf)

Fall '08: "We're All Residents of the Great Lakes" (pdf)

Fall '08: Teachers Get a Bird's Eye View (pdf)

Fall '07: Go Fish (pdf)

Fall '06: Smooth Sailing for Great Lakes Education (pdf)

Spring/Summer '06: Youth on the Line (pdf)

Winter '06: New CD a Boon to Nation's Byways (pdf)

Winter '06: Invaders in the Classroom (pdf)

Summer '04: Great Lakes Student Summit (pdf)

Fall '03: "Guarding" the Lake (Lake Guardian Tour) (pdf)

Summer '03: Educating for Success (pdf)

Summer '03: Environmental Citizen of the Year (pdf)

Fall '02: Lake Ontario Algae Workshop (pdf)

Summer '01: Reeling in Results for School (NYSMEA - LISS) (pdf)

Winter '01: Great Lakes Student Summit (pdf)

Summer '00: Domske Receives Dual Recognition (pdf)

Fall '99: Great Lakes Student Summit (pdf)

Fall '98: Exotic Species Day Camp (pdf)

Fall '98: Sound Gardening (LISS) (pdf)


Sea Grant Fellows/ Scholars back to top

Spring '09: These Scholars Follow the Fish (pdf)

Fall '08: Scholar Di Liberto Wins Mattice Travel Award (pdf)

Spring/Summer '06: NYSG Fellow is Recognized with Award (pdf)

Spring '05: Knauss Fellows go to Washington (Knauss Fellows '05-'06) (pdf)

Spring '04: Two if by Sea Grant (Knauss Fellows '04-'05) (pdf)

Fall '01: Training Tomorrow's Scientists (pdf)

Winter '00: Sea Grant Fellows: From NY to the Nation's Capital (pdf)

Estuaries back to top

Spring '09: Sound Science for Long Island Sound (pdf)

Spring '08: Larissa Graham is New Long Island Sound Outreach Coordinator for NYSG (pdf)

Fall '07: Hudson River Study Sets Sail (pdf)

Winter '06: EstuaryLIVE '05 (HEP) (pdf)

Fall '04: Celebrating NY's Estuaries/EstuaryLIVE (incl. LISS, NY-NJ HEP, PEP) (pdf)

Spring '04: NYSG Welcomes Shana Miller (PEP) (pdf)

Fall '03: National Estuaries Day (incl. NY-NJ HEP) (pdf)

Summer '03: Awards (incl. LISS, NY-NJ HEP) (pdf)

Summer '03: Then and Now on LI's Bays and Inlets (incl. related research) (pdf)

Fall '02: Small Grants, Big Impacts (incl. LISS, NY-NJ HEP) (pdf)

Fall '01: Clarifying Water Quality (NY-NJ HEP) (pdf)

Fall '01: Coastal Habitat Rest./Water Quality (incl. LISS, Hudson Estuary) (pdf)

Fall '99: Reaching a Watershed (LISS) (pdf)

Dune/Habitat Education back to top

Fall '07: Habitat Restoration Day (pdf)

Fall '06: NYSG Spearheads Dune Protection (pdf)

Fall '06: Stewardship Spreads (pdf)

Fall '05: Packets Prompt Citizens to Save Dunes (pdf)

Spring '05: Seeding Lake Ontario's Shoreline Stewarship (pdf)

Fall '03: Stewards Lead the Way (incl. Dune Stewards Program, Summer 2003) (pdf)

Fall '02: Back to the Beach (Dune Stewards Program, Summer 2002) (pdf)

Fall '01: Lake Ontario Dune Stewards, Summer 2001 (pdf)

Summer '00: NYSG Welcomes Three More to the Fold (incl. Dune Education) (pdf)

Success Stories back to top

Extension back to top

Coastal Change Education in NY’s Hudson River Estuary Region (2012) (pdf)
Understanding how our coastlines change over time informs sound stewardship. In 2011 New York Sea Grant and the Cornell University Institute for Resource Information Sciences provided geospatial training for more than 100 K-12 and community youth educators.

Educating the Next Generation of Concerned Citizens (2012) (pdf)
By using a “teach the teacher” approach in 10 workshops in 2011, NYSG was able to educate 207 teachers who will engage 15,400 students in lessons on critical environmental issues such as water quality and invasive species.

Keeping Unwanted Medicines Out of the Great Lakes (2012) (pdf)
Each day through the improper disposal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products we add unwanted toxins to the finite system of freshwater that is the Great Lakes. In 2011, New York Sea Grant (NYSG) shared this important message with stakeholders to help them learn what they can do to reduce this troubling form of water pollution and thereby protect New York’s aquatic environments.

Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher Program Extended to N (2012) (pdf)
In 2011, New York Sea Grant began a successful Long Island Sound educational initiative with teachers on Long Island in New York state. Twenty-four workshops in Connecticut and New York have educated more than 300 formal and informal K-12 educators and, through them, more than 14,000 students. Funding has been secured to continue these workshops in 2012.

NEMO: Protecting & Restoring Long Island’s Water Resource (2012) (pdf)
For more than 11 years, the New York Sea Grant Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials Program (NYSG NEMO) has delivered the technical resources that Long Island officials need to make informed decisions about water resource protection.

New York Educators Help to Restore Gulf Coast Habitats (2012) (pdf)
In February 2011, a group of 14 New York educators traveled to Louisiana to rebuild tidal wetlands and maritime forest communities devastated by recent natural and man-made events.

NY Sea Grant Recognized for Award-Winning Training Program (2012) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant has been recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard for its training programs that are helping to keep commercial fishermen safe at sea. More than 100 commercial fishermen have benefited from this program to date.

Advancing Effective Stormwater Management (2011) (pdf)
Stormwater runoff is one of the top water quality issues on Long Island. A number of waterbodies no longer support shellfishing and swimming. The New York Sea Grant Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NYSG NEMO) Program helps municipalities improve stormwater management which protects public health, improves water quality, and supports the fishing, tourism, and recreation industries.

I FISH NY: Sharing Fishing Facts & Fun in New York City and on Long Island (2011) (pdf)
Despite a late state budget, no funding for nearly six months, and reduced staff hours, I FISH NY conducted a nearly full complement of angling outreach programs in 2010 in both New York City and on Long Island.

New York Commercial Fishing Fleet Safety-At-Sea Training (2011) (pdf)
Project stakeholder testimony includes gratitude from commercial fisherman John Scheu, who participated in Safety-At-Sea training. Scheu said, “Without a doubt, I’d rather learn here on the dock (in Montauk) than offshore when it’s 5 degrees in February.”  Until the 2010 NY Sea Grant program, there had been no formal Safety-At-Sea training conducted in the past 10 years.

Revising the Long Island Sound Study Website (2011) (pdf)
With more than 8.8 million residents living in the Long Island Sound (LIS) watershed, the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) Communications team — whose mission is to educate LIS watershed residents — must use the most effective and efficient tools possible.

Strengthening Partnerships with Marine Educators (2011) (pdf)
In 2010, NY Sea Grant (NYSG) partnered with NYSMEA to strengthen its communication tools to help the Association attract new members.

Developing Educational Materials for NY’s Eastern Lake Ontario Region (2011) (pdf)
To supplement ongoing efforts that promote environmentally-responsible use of the Eastern Lake Ontario Dunes and Wetlands Area (ELODWA) and the Sandy Creeks watershed, NYSG expanded its toolbox of educational materials that include a guidebook, brochure, traveling trunks and interpretive panels in 2010.

The 2010 Discover Clean & Safe Boating campaign (2011) (pdf)
In the Great Lakes region, more than 1,400 New York boaters pledged to be environmentally-sound after visiting the 2010 Discover Clean and Safe Boating exhibit at events throughout the freshwater shoreline region. The 2011 edition of the campaign includes a fishing boat, a canoe, and national Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers information on how boaters can reduce the spread of unwanted invasive species.

Training Extension & Agency Educators in Climate Literacy (2011) (pdf)
With funding from the NOAA Coastal Climate Change Adaptation Initiative, NY Sea Grant organized a two-day climate literacy training workshop in 2010 that effectively integrated information on climate science with potential impacts of climate change and stakeholder communication strategies.

Teaching the Next Generation of Concerned Citizens (2011) (pdf)
In 2010, NYSG worked with 18,160 students and 900 teachers. By using a “teach the teacher” approach, NYSG was able to reach an additional 27,700 students, making the statewide total more than 45,000 students who learned about critical environmental issues such as water quality and invasive species.

Bringing Shoreline Science to New York’s Teachers & Students (2010) (pdf)
In 2009, New York Sea Grant directly worked with 13,500 students and 1,065 teachers. Using a “teach the teacher” approach, NYSG reached an additional 26,625 students, making the statewide total more than 40,000 students who have learned about critical environmental issues such as water quality and invasive species.

Connecting Shoreline to Online (2010) (pdf)
In 2008 New York Sea Grant initiated a program to educate charter fishing businesses about collaborative marketing.

Educating and Exciting Youth about Ocean Engineering (2010) (pdf)
In 2009, New York Sea Grant partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create excitement about ocean engineering among young students on Long Island.

Ensuring Healthy Long Island Estuaries (2010) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NYSG NEMO) has assisted the Island’s localities in meeting the significant financial and technical challenges they face in complying with requirements mandated by 2003 federal and state Phase II stormwater regulations.

Exploring the Estuary! NYSG Publishes Teacher Guide to New York—New Jersey Harbor Estuary Region (2010) (pdf
The Exploring the Estuary! guide introduces educators to the premier environmental education organizations focused on the region’s significant waterways and more than 1,000 miles of shoreline from the lower Hudson River through the New York-NJ Harbor to the western end of Long Island Sound.

I FISH NY: Fishing Facts & Fun in NYC and on Long Island (2010) (pdf)
I FISH NY, a joint program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York Sea Grant, encourages participants to develop a personal stake in NY’s aquatic resources through fishing.

Keeping Pharmaceuticals Out of New York Waters (2010) (pdf)
Stony Brook Medical Center contacted New York Sea Grant in response to a letter from Suffolk County Legislator Lynne Nowick asking local hospitals to organize collection events for unwanted medicines.

Stewardship Blog Informs New Audiences about Eastern Lake Ontario Dunes and Salmon River Ecosystems (2010) (pdf)
In 2009, New York Sea Grant created the Eastern Lake Ontario Dune and Salmon River Stewardship blog to reach new audiences. The Eastern Lake Ontario Dune and Salmon River Stewards posted content weekly.

Bringing Science to the Shore and Into Classrooms (2009) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is dedicated to ensuring a scientifically and environmentally informed citizenry for the future by making science/environmental education a priority issue. By using a “teach the teacher” approach, NYSG can reach thousands of students by increasing the environmental expertise and enthusiasm of classroom teachers and non-formal educators.

Encouraging Environmental Stewardship throughout Long Island Sound Watershed  (2009) (pdf)
In 2008, New York Sea Grant joined Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Open Space Stewardship Program to increase stew¬ardship throughout Long Island Sound.

NY Sea Grant Provides Professional Development for NYC Teachers  (2009) (pdf)
During 2008 New York Sea Grant launched a series of teacher professional development workshops in New York City. The training sessions helped more than 450 teachers learn to use free or low-cost geospatial resources to study habitat restoration projects in the NY-NJ Harbor area.

I FISH NY: Sharing the Fun & Facts of Fishing in NYC and on Long Island  (2009) (pdf)
I FISH NY, an urban recreational fishing program of New York Sea Grant and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, encourages NYC and Long Island (LI) residents to conserve aquatic resources by learning about and going fishing. The NYC program continued to build on its successful classroom program, providing lessons and fishing trips to 1200 children throughout all five boroughs. The LI program worked with Nassau and Suffolk County Girl Scout Councils to develop a fishing badge for girls grades K-12.

Supporting Municipal Natural Resource Protection  (2009) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant’s Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Program has been addressing municipal stormwater management and nonpoint source pollution control on Long Island since 2001. NEMO currently provides technical expertise and assistance concerning EPA Phase II Stormwater Program compliance to nearly 100 Long Island municipalities.

New Land Use Planning Tool: Informative CD for Communities Concerned with Water Quality  (2009) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) provided funding to Cornell University’s Department of City and Regional Planning to help NYSG and Cornell Cooperative Extension develop an educational tool for local decision makers that would give them the background they need to protect water quality while meeting other community goals such as commercial and residential development.

Increasing Public Awareness Protects Freshwater Resources  (2009) (pdf)
The media projects of the Eastern Lake Ontario Dune/Salmon River Steward Program are effectively educating the public about New York’s natural resources, helping to train future environmental sciences leaders, and providing program partners with a valuable resource. The Steward program is managed by New York Sea Grant in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, and The Nature Conservancy.

Creating New Ways to Teach Biodiversity in NYS High Schools (2008) (pdf)
In 2007, New York Sea Grant and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History collaborated to create a new and exciting resource to improve the capabilities of grade 5-9 science teachers to teach biodiversity and global climate change in the classroom. Long Island Sound (LIS) lobster mortality research was used to create a curriculum to meet New York State Learning Standards.

Educating the Next Generation of Citizen Stakeholders (2008) (pdf)
NYSG is dedicated to ensuring a scientifically and environmentally informed citizenry for the future by making science/environmental education a priority issue. NYSG utilizes teacher training, curriculum enhancement and education to involve classroom teachers and non-formal educators and their students in meaningful learning experiences.

New York Sea Grant Teaches Bird’s Eye View of Hudson River Estuary Watershed (2008) (pdf)
Teaching teachers how to promote watershed stewardship of the Hudson River Estuary Watershed has taken on a new perspective - you might call it a bird’s eye view.

Promoting Cost-Effective Municipal Stormwater Management (2008) (pdf)
Polluted stormwater is a primary cause of impairments to the Long Island Sound, the Peconic Estuary, and the South Shore Estuary Reserve. Collectively, such contaminants as bacteria, sediment, debris, nutrients, and toxic substances pose serious economic as well as human health concerns.

Called to Action: Students Meet Need for Environmental Restoration (2008) (pdf)
Natural habitats are disappearing quickly in New York’s marine district’s coastal zone as natural areas are developed for other uses. Many agencies and programs are working together to preserve existing natural areas, while at the same time restoring suitable altered ecosystems. Citizen involvement in habitat restoration is critical, even at the home landscape level.

I FISH NY: Sharing the Facts & Fun of Fishing in NYC and on Long Island (2008) (pdf)
Since 2005 NYSG has employed two full-time Recreational Fisheries Specialists in NYC and on LI to implement and augment the groundwork established by NYS DEC staff. Using these pilot programs as a guide, the NYS DEC was able to hire four new Promotional Biologists in 2007 to extend the program throughout New York State. Independently, each specialist addresses the unique challenges of his or her region.

New Partner Joins Eastern Lake Ontario Habitat Restoration Efforts (2008) (pdf)
During summer 2007 the NYSG Steward Coordinator assisted Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District in bringing a new partner to the Eastern Lake Ontario Dunes and Wetlands Area. The collaboration secured funds for a habitat restoration project and development of an interpretive brochure.

Live Internet Broadcast Brings Students & Scientists to NYC’s Jamaica Bay Marshes (2007) (pdf)
In September 2006, thousands of students in classrooms across the U.S. joined New York Sea Grant (NYSG) for an interactive virtual tour of the dynamic urban estuary in the heart of metropolitan New York City. The real-time EstuaryLive program, hosted by New York and New Jersey Sea Grant, was broadcast via the Internet from the edge of Jamaica Bay’s Big Egg Marsh in Queens, NY.

NYSG: Helping Sportfishing Businesses Make Connections (2007) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) helped to bring the sportfishing industry one step closer to achieving the goal of improved public access to information about sportfishing opportunities. A marine sportfishing guide was published in response to a list of public awareness activities identified by the sportfishing industry at a Spring 2005 meeting facilitated by NYSG.

COSEE Great Lakes Makes a Splash in New York! (2007) (pdf)
New York Sea Grant has helped to make the first year of the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Great Lakes (GL) a productive and exciting one for educators. COSEE GL is co-funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Sea Grant College Program.

Nissequoque River Watershed Stewardship Initiative Underway (2007) (pdf)
A pilot stewardship program for the Nissequoque River watershed on Long Island is implementing the principles of the Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative and advancing the mission of the Long Island Sound Stewardship Act of 2006.

NY Sea Grant Welcomes the World’s Marine Educators, Under Secretary to Brooklyn (2007) (pdf)
The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of the world of water — both fresh and salt water. NMEA provides a valuable focus for marine and aquatic studies worldwide. The local chapter, the New York State Marine Education Association (NYSMEA), exists to promote marine awareness and encourage the growth and exchange of instructional resources within the scientific, commercial, and educational communities. Several New York Sea Grant (NYSG) staffers are members of NMEA and NYSMEA.

Sea Grant/State/Local Business Partnership Develops Hudson River Interpretive Signs (2007) (pdf)
Public education through interpretation encourages stewardship of New York’s natural resources. In partnership with the Hudson Valley Marine Trades Association and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson Estuary Program, New York Sea Grant developed a series of interpretive signs centering on cultural, historic and ecological issues specific to the marina location.

I FISH NY: Sharing the Facts & Fun of Fishing in New York City and Long Island (2007) (pdf)
NYSG and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation partnered to create I FISH NY, an urban recreational fishing program that encourages NYC and Long Island residents to conserve aquatic resources by learning about and going fishing.

Controlling Pathogens in the Peconic Estuary Drainage Area (2007) (pdf)
Pathogen discharges to Peconic Estuary waters are of concern due to the health risks associated with consumption of contaminated seafood or water contact and ingestion. The New York Sea Grant Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials Program responded to these issues by delivering a Peconic Municipal Pathogen Control workshop.

New York Sea Grant Spearheads First-Ever Great Lakes-Wide Dune Conference (2007) (pdf)
For the first time ever Great Lakes dunes system researchers, educators and resource managers gathered from eight states and Ontario, Canada, to discuss the needs of the system on a comprehensive scale. The dunes system is vital to Great Lakes Basin environmental, ecological, tourism and economic interests. In cooperation with several partners, NYSG Steward Coordinators secured funding, and planned and implemented this groundbreaking conference and its resulting products.

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