UGA researchers encourage students to engage in citizen science

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Jay Brandes and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant educator Dodie Sanders were recently featured in a magazine and online article encouraging young students to participate in citizen science.

This article was produced by Futurum, a magazine and online platform aimed at inspiring young people to follow a career in the sciences, research and technology. The article focused on Brandes’ and Sanders’ work studying microplastics in Georgia’s coastal waters.

The article can be accessed at, and includes a link to an activity sheet for students and teachers. For more information, teaching resources, and course and career guides, see

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