Can learning to tie knots and cast lures really help children lead healthy, safe, and fulfilling lives? Kathleen Elliott thinks so. Amidst the grim backdrop that defines life for many youngsters in Miami-Dade County, she and her husband, Robert O’Bryant, work tirelessly teaching children how to fish and enjoy the outdoors.
Two Florida Sea Grant agents have developed citizen science water quality monitoring projects in South Florida. Both programs train citizens to take monthly water samples at their adopted sites, input them into a database and see their data in real-time.
March 2016 marks the golden anniversary of Sea Grant. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Sea Grant College and Program Act, creating a university-based system dedicated to the responsible development of the nation’s coastal and marine resources through research, education and extension.