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04/19/2020 Tiny organisms in the water eating plastic: Could it harm us all? | Research - News: Projects like this one, funded by New York Sea Grant, have brought attention to microplastics, small plastic particles that have found their way into our waterways.
04/21/2020 Earth Day at 50: New York Sea Grant looks at the past, present, and future | Education - News: In celebration of 50 years of Earth Day, NYSG joins NOAA, its federal parent agency, to examine some of its education programs that are making a measurable difference for the environment.
12/13/2010 Marine Debris / Microplastics in New York's Waters | Marine Debris - News: The topic of marine debris is well detailed in New York Sea Grant's fact sheet on"Microplastics" (p...
04/19/2020 Plastics floating in the water: What are the risks? | Research - News: NYSG-funded researchers sought to answer a few key questions: How long does it take for common plastics to degrade in the water? What pollutants might be hitchhiking on the outer surfaces of these circulating, cast-off polymers?
04/07/2020 New York Coastlines, Spring 2020 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the spring 2020 issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our next issue, which is slated for release in late spring / early summer to our e-subscribers. We'll send you issues weeks before they're online.
10/25/2019 NY Sea Grant Extension Educators Receive National, Great Lakes Network Honors | Great Lakes Coastal Community Development Program / Coastal Youth Education - News: NYSG Extension educators received special recognition at the 2019 Great Lakes Sea Grant Network and National Sea Grant Extension Assembly meetings.
02/22/2020 New York Coastlines, Winter 2020 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the winter 2020 issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our latest issue, which was released in early April to our e-subscribers. We'll send you the issue before it's online in mid-late April.
03/14/2020 Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange: Empowering Educators | Publications: Success Stories - Extension (2020): Equipping K-12 educators with resources via NYSG strategic partnerships to impact educational spaces in the Great Lakes watershed
12/06/2019 New York Coastlines, Fall 2019 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the fall 2019 issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our latest issue, which was released in mid-February 2020 to our e-subscribers. We'll send you the issue before it's online in early March.
02/13/2020 NYSG and NYSDEC Partner on Educational Resources, Funding Opportunities for Teachers | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: New funding opportunities are listed on “New York’s Great Lakes” and the “Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange.” In addition to these two Web site partnerships between NYSG and NYSDEC, the pair also offer Great Lakes Basin Bins for educators.
01/27/2020 In Media: Monica Lynn Miles joins UB as Great Lakes educator | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: As the Great Lakes education specialist for NYSG, Miles fosters research-based extension and Great Lakes-focused educational outreach, with a particular emphasis on teach-the-teacher and best practices programming for K-12 formal and informal program educators who, in turn, reach thousands of students.
01/25/2020 New York Sea Grant Extension, UB Welcome New Great Lakes Literacy Educator | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - Press Release: As the Great Lakes education specialist for NYSG, Miles fosters research-based extension and Great Lakes-focused educational outreach, with a particular emphasis on teach-the-teacher and best practices programming for K-12 formal and informal program educators who, in turn, reach thousands of students.
03/01/2012 Celebrating 40 Years in the Great Lakes | New York Coastlines, Winter 2012: With so many of its user groups – from anglers and educators to elected officials and researchers – strongly tied to these coastal resources in the Great Lakes, New York Sea Grant hosted and participated in a variety of 40th anniversary lectures and receptions this past fall.
05/31/2011 Keeping Chemicals Out of Our Waterways | Dose of Reality: Campaign - News: Sea Grant programs throughout the Great Lakes are educating consumers on proper disposal of unwanted pharmaceuticals. And, as seen in a recent Your News Now clip, dumping your unwanted pharmaceuticals in the toilet may have negative impacts on the environment, killing fish and plant life.
05/10/2017 New York's Great Lakes: Ecosystem Education Exchange | Basin Bins: A Basin Bin provides hands-on resources for teachers and educators to use in teaching about the Great Lakes ecosystem and environment.
10/06/2017 New York Sea Grant and DEC Launch NY Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange Program | New York's Great Lakes: Ecosystem Education Exchange - Press Release: New Resources Available for Great Lakes K-12 Teachers and Environmental Educators
10/10/2017 In Photos: Sea Grant Brings GLEEE to A-Z Summer Education Workshop on Lake Ontario | New York's Great Lakes: Ecosystem Education Exchange - News: Using the “teach-the-teacher” workshop approach in which teachers interact with scientists, NYSG coastal education programming prepares hundreds of teachers to educate and engage thousands of students as the next generation of Great Lakes-literate citizens.
08/31/2018 In Photos, On YouTube: Sea Grant Extends A-Z GLEEE Education on Lake Ontario | New York's Great Lakes: Ecosystem Education Exchange - News: NYSG coastal education programming prepares hundreds of teachers to educate and engage thousands of students as the next generation of Great Lakes-literate citizens.
11/22/2019 On YouTube: Exploring the Great Lakes with a New York Sea Grant Basin Bin | New York's Great Lakes: Ecosystem Education Exchange - News: As the first grade students from Sheridan Hill Elementary share in the video above, there's a wealth of resources and classroom activities included in these GLEEE (Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange) Basin Bins.
04/02/2019 NYSG Featured in NYSDEC's 2016-2018 Great Lakes Program Progress Report | New York's Great Lakes - News: People and communities are benefiting from collaborative projects, including a number of them with Sea Grant, to restore New York's Great Lakes resources
06/14/2016 NY Sea Grant Partners with NYSDEC, Launches New York's Great Lakes Web Portal | New York's Great Lakes - Press Release: This online information clearinghouse will serve as a portal through which users can access specific resources related to grant funding, research projects, and the priorities of New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda.
08/02/2019 New York Coastlines, Early Summer 2019 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: Check out stories from the early summer issue of our flagship publication, NY Coastlines, and be sure you're on our e-list to receive our next issue, slated for release to our subscribers in November.
10/21/2019 Help Protect New York's Waterways: Participate in Drug Take Back Day October 26 | Return Unwanted Medicines - News: This federally-designated day for collection of waste pharmaceuticals prevents the entry of such products as antibiotics, blood pressure regulators, pain medications, tranquilizers, and hormones, into state waterways and drinking supply sources.
04/01/2019 On Air: The Environmental Impact of Plastic Bags | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: Lawmakers plan on passing plastic bag ban as part of state budget; NYSG provides insights on potential related marine debris issues.
12/19/2018 New York Coastlines, Early Winter 2018 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: NYSG's latest e-newsletter, New York Coastlines, has come ashore. Check out the Winter '18 edition, which features our latest fellowship as well as stories on coastal tourism, flood resiliency, stewardship, climate challenges and more ...
05/08/2019 Currents Clips | News: This is a new series of one to two minute video summaries that immerse NYSG's Web site visitors, social media followers and NY Coastlines subscribers into the program's coastal research, extension and education stories.
09/28/2019 Great Lakes Areas of Concern in the Spotlight | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: When much of the industry moved from the Great Lakes to other parts of the world, waterways were left with a legacy of pollution. And the communities that sit on their shores had to cope with environmental, health, and economic setbacks.
02/26/2019 Great Lakes’ Environmental, Economic, Educational Value Noted in NY Sea Grant Impact Series | Publications: Success Stories - Extension (2019) - Press Release: The environmental, economic, and educational benefits of Great Lakes-focused projects spanning Lake Erie to the 1000 Islands region are highlighted in the 2019 New York Sea Grant series of impact statements.
08/22/2018 Helen Domske receives IAGLR’s Vallentyne Award, Among Others, For Her Excellence in Education | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - Press Release: Domske’s nearly 40 years of research and outreach are exemplary. The NYSG Coastal Education Specialist has interacted on a highly effective level with a wide variety of audiences.
10/22/2018 Help Protect New York's Waterways: Participate in Drug Take Back Day October 27 | Return Unwanted Medicines - News: This federally-designated day for collection of waste pharmaceuticals prevents the entry of such products as antibiotics, blood pressure regulators, pain medications, tranquilizers, and hormones, into state waterways and drinking supply sources.
03/14/2018 Help Protect the Great Lakes: Participate in Drug Take Back Day April 28 | Return Unwanted Medicines - News: This federally-designated day for collection of waste pharmaceuticals prevents the entry of such products as antibiotics, blood pressure regulators, pain medications, tranquilizers, and hormones, into state waterways and drinking supply sources.
10/08/2017 K to Gray Education: Resources From New York and Beyond | Education - News: An interactive online feature showcases the value and impact of Sea Grant education program from coast-to-coast, highlighting activities for youth, university and adult levels from Sea Grant's network of 33 U.S. programs.
09/13/2018 New York Coastlines, Late Summer - Early Fall 2018 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: NY Coastlines—NYSG's flagship publication—and its news archive, Currents, highlight news, events and other activities from our coastal program's various research, extension and education endeavors throughout NY's marine and Great Lakes waters.
05/11/2018 New York Coastlines, Spring 2018 | Publications - Articles / Web Extras: NY Coastlines—NYSG's flagship publication—and its news archive, Currents, highlight news, events and other activities from our coastal program's various research, extension and education endeavors throughout NY's marine and Great Lakes waters.
03/15/2018 NY Experts Contribute to Great Lakes Sea Grant Network Comprehensive Report on Asian Carp | Aquatic Invasive Species - Press Release: Modeling by the US Fish and Wildlife Service shows the Great Lakes are at risk of invasion from all four non-native species of carp from Asia currently found in North America.
06/20/2019 NYSG's Helen Domske honored at State of Lake Erie meeting | Great Lakes Sustainable Recreational and Commercial Fisheries - News: New York Sea Grant Coastal education specialist Helen Domske was honored at the 2019 State of Lake Erie gathering, where the lake's fishing forecast was also a topic of discussion.
04/27/2018 On Air: Community Matters – Water Politics: Saving the Great Lakes | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: RFA public affairs director Jason Sample talks with Dr. Sherri “Sam” Mason with Fredonia State and Helen Domske with NY Sea Grant.
12/10/2018 On Air: NYSG's Great Lakes Educator Receives Award, Standing Ovation at National Conference | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: WBFO's Angelica Morrison talks with Great Lakes expert Helen Domske about her recent award and her reaction after receiving a standing ovation.
04/27/2018 On Air: Sea lamprey on rise in Lakes Erie and Superior | Aquatic Invasive Species - News: There’s some bad news in the Great Lakes and it’s all about the sea lamprey, an eel-like creature that literally sucks the life out of fish. They do a lot of damage and now they’re on the rise in some lakes.
07/11/2018 On YouTube, On Air, In Photos: Teachers Explore Lake Ontario via EPA R/V Lake Guardian | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - Press Release / News: Sixteen teachers and educators from around NY and several U.S. Great Lakes states explored Lake Ontario while aboard the U.S. EPA's R/V Lake Guardian in early July.
06/19/2019 On YouTube: Control plan set to target creepy parasites along Lake Erie tributaries | Aquatic Invasive Species - News: Helen Domske, senior extension specialist with NYSG, is an expert on lamprey: "Lake Erie is really, really struggling with lamprey and the ironic thing is we've cleaned up and rehabilitated streams and creeks and made the waters more appealing for them."
04/27/2018 On YouTube: Diver reflects on experiences in Niagara River | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: NYSG's Helen Domske, a veteran diver, has spent more than 25 years below the water's surface, going on hundreds of dives in waters around the world including the Niagara River.
02/25/2019 On YouTube: R/V Lake Guardian Shipboard Science: Dynamic Educator-Researcher Learning Opportunity | Publications: Success Stories - Extension (2019): NYSG partners teachers with scientists to create dynamic Great Lakes educational opportunities to encourage coastal and ocean literacy
02/25/2019 On YouTube: Utilizing Education to Develop the Next Generations of Great Lakes Stakeholders | Publications: Success Stories - Extension (2019): In 2018, NYSG educated the next generations of Great Lakes citizens by working with over 17,000 students and 110 teachers. Sea Grant staff engaged them in experiential learning and provided them with resources and classroom-tested curriculum.
09/04/2018 Publications: Adopt a Habitatitude | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: Contact Helen Domske, New York Sea Grant Coastal Education Specialist, E: Hmd4@cornell.edu, ...
04/26/2018 Sea Grant Partners Up for 2018 State of Lake Erie Meeting | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: The free NYSG-led public meeting was held in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and in cooperation with Assemblyman Sean M. Ryan and the Southtowns fishing club.
06/26/2013 Educators to Explore Lake Ontario from Land and Water During Two Workshops | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - Press Release: In July 2013, NYSG Coastal Education Specialist Helen Domske will welcome teachers in New York and several other Great Lakes states to two separate experience-through-learning tours of Lake Ontario.
06/29/2016 Fact Sheet: Classroom Plants and Animals | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: Although useful as teaching tools, living plants and animals that are no longer wanted, have outgrown their tanks or enclosures, or become a burden to care for, can become invasive species if released into the wild.
06/28/2016 Great Lakes Learning: From Algae to Zooplankton | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - News: Ever wondered how fish hear, what they eat, or what they might say about the conditions of a local river? NYSG educators can help you find answers to these and other questions about living in the eastern end of the Great Lakes region.
05/06/2013 Great Lakes-Lake Oneida Shoreline Field Experience Workshop | Great Lakes Coastal Youth Education - Press Release: Watershed teachers and youth educators will attend a free workshop set for late July 2013 and receive a $400 stipend to help them develop a locally-relevant Community Stewardship Project with their students.

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