ERIC Number: ED529807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Connecticut Sea Grant: Making a Difference. Program Highlights, Accomplishments, and Impacts, 2001-2006
Van Patten, M., Ed.
Connecticut Sea Grant (NJ1)
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is the formally designated Sea Grant College for the State of Connecticut, serving as the "flagship" university for the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program (CTSG). While a small marine extension program began in 1974 in conjunction with the Cooperative Extension System, the program did not receive formal designation as a Sea Grant College until 1988, marking its maturation as a full-fledged, comprehensive Sea Grant program. The program is located within the new, state-of-the-art marine sciences center on the UConn Avery Point campus, in the southeastern coastal town of Groton. CTSG is one of 31 Sea Grant programs, which are federal-university partnerships located in coastal and Great Lakes states. In comparison to older Sea Grant programs established in the 1960s and 1970s, CTSG is generally characterized as a small program, with an annual base budget of just under $1M, and a current staff of 11 people. Located in a state bordering Long Island Sound, "the Urban Sea", along the highly populated Northeast corridor between New York City and Boston, the relevant opportunities for Sea Grant involvement are far greater than the staff and resources available to address them. CTSG's broad vision is to foster sustainable use and conservation of coastal and marine resources for the benefit of the environment and both current and future generations of Connecticut citizens. This report highlights some of the primary accomplishments of CTSG over the past five years, emphasizing measurable impacts on society, the economy, and the environment. While the list is not exhaustive, it gives an idea of the breadth and depth of CTSG's involvement in addressing "real-life" problems for a broad range of stakeholders.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Conservation (Environment), College Programs, Program Effectiveness, Colleges, Marine Education, Marine Biology, Industry, Animals, Mentors, Agriculture, Outreach Programs, Federal Government, Partnerships in Education
Connecticut Sea Grant. University of Connecticut-Avery Point 1080 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340. Tel: 860-405-9128; Fax: 860-405-9109; Web site: http://seagrant.uconn.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: University of Connecticut, Connecticut Sea Grant College Program (CTSG)
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; New York