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Pennsylvania Sea Grant achieved college status in 2016 and is based at Penn State University. They are dedicated to promoting the ecological and economic sustainability of Pennsylvania's coastal resources through the development of science-based research, education, and extension programs.

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Pennsylvania Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN PENNSYLVANIA RESULTED IN*

6300

VOLUNTEER HOURS COMPLETED

50

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

200

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

10000

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2018 for work conducted February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

Pennsylvania Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Pennsylvania Stories and News

Great Lakes Resurgence

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Great Lakes Resurgence

Cleanup efforts bring life to local waterfronts

Revitalization breaks through in this photo essay from National Geographic photographer Peter Essick, in collaboration with the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, demonstrating the renewed majesty of the Great Lakes.

 Take a visual tour of the restoration and resurgence of Great Lakes tributaries that were designated as Areas of Concern under the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. These tributaries were pinpointed due to significant pollution and habitat problems, but with funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Areas of Concern are getting cleaned up and habitat is being restored.

An ecological investment is bringing life back to the aquatic environment. Tourism, recreation, and development are returning to the basin’s rivers, harbors, and lakes.

Pennsylvania Sea Grant Educates and Inspires Students and Adults through the Connect with Your Environment Newspaper Page

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Pennsylvania Sea Grant Educates and Inspires Students and Adults through the Connect with Your Environment Newspaper Page

Pennsylvania Sea Grant, in partnership with the Erie Times News, produces a weekly environmental newspaper page, as part of the national program Newspapers in Education. Stories about local, regional, and global environmental issues, research and educational programs reach students in classrooms throughout the Erie, PA school district each Tuesday during the school year.

Sea Grant, EPA, others partner to clean up Great Lakes

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Sea Grant, EPA, others partner to clean up Great Lakes

Sea Grant programs in the Great Lakes and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are teaming up to raise awareness about cost-sharing programs available through the Great Lakes Legacy Act for sediment cleanup efforts. A new video and social media campaign explain. 

Pennsylvania Sea Grant Achieves College Status

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Pennsylvania Sea Grant Achieves College Status

The Department of Commerce will award Penn State with the highest status a Sea Grant program can achieve

On April 1, the Department of Commerce will award Penn State University with Sea Grant College status, the highest status that the National Sea Grant College Program provides. This award is based on the success of Pennsylvania Sea Grant. 

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