Fall 2017
Dear Friends,

I hope this letter finds you well. We have some interesting news to share about what the Delaware Sea Grant College Program (DESG) has been doing over the past few months, but first I want to extend another invite to attend Coast Day on Sunday, October 1

Coast Day is the annual open house at the University of Delaware's (UD) Hugh R. Sharp campus in Lewes, DE, and is a partnership between the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and DESG. The event is free and open to the public, and includes numerous activities for the whole family including a touch tank, tours of UD's research vessels, presentations by UD professors. Live music, local food vendors, and a Crab Cake Cook-off and Oyster Shucking Contest add to the fun!

I would also like to announce the Coast Day Photo Contest. This year's theme is "Discoveries: on land, in the air and at sea" and we are looking for photos of Delmarva's beaches and wetlands that highlight the intersection of land, air, and sea. To enter, simply post a photo to Instagram, tag it with #DECoastDay, and follow @DESeaGrant. The winning photo will receive $100 and winners will be recognized at Coast Day. The contest runs until September 27.

More information about Coast Day and the Photo Contest can be found on the Coast Day website. We look forward to seeing you on October 1!

Thank you for your continued support of Delaware Sea Grant.


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Ed Lewandowski, M.S.
Acting Director, Delaware Sea Grant
2017 Annual DESG Report

The 2017 issue of Delaware Sea Grant's annual public report, The Reporter, has been published. The report gives more information about the research that DESG funds, ongoing partnerships with coastal communities, and outreach activities to educate the public about coastal resiliency and conservation. 

                                                                    The Reporter is available now online >>
PREMIERE: Ocean Frontiers III

DESG is co-sponsoring the Delaware premiere of Ocean Frontiers III, a film focused on the challenges of development and conservation in the coastal ocean. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring conservation non-profits, a local coastal business owner, a representative from the Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources  and Environmental Control, and the Associate Director of Marine Policy at the
University of Delaware.

The premiere will be held at the Cinema Art Theatre in Lewes on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 pm. Register for free to secure your seat >>
AWARDS: Project VIDEO & Marine Educator

DESG's Project VIDEO, which uses virtual reality to bring viewers into the landscapes of cutting-edge scientific laboratories and even onboard a scientific drilling vessel, won the top award in the audiovisual category of the National Federation of Press Women's annual Communication Competition and an APEX Grand Award for electronic media.

Meanwhile, DESG marine education specialist Chris Petrone was awarded the Johnette D. Bosarge Memorial Award for enthusiasm and impact in marine education by the National Marine Educators Association.   Read More >>
REPORT: Coastal Delaware Resiliency 

Delaware is susceptible to the effects of a changing climate, including sea level rise and more severe weather. Meanwhile, Delaware's coastal economy is worth an estimated $6.9 billion. The Coastal Delaware Resiliency Report describes ways that the coast, and particularly the tourism industry, can prepare for and better cope with natural hazards.

Bonus Features from Delaware Sea Grant

Sea Talk: Reducing Marine Debris

Trash left at the shore can have big consequences for marine life that mistakes it for food. Practice "leave no trace" principles the next time you head to the beach.

Crab Cake Cookbook

Celebrate 25 years of the Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-off with this book, which contains the winning recipes. 

    Desktop Wallpaper

Bring the beauty of the Delaware coast to your computer screen with our online calendars. In addition, check out the list of notable dates, environmental facts, and web links.

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