The Environmental Public Education Office works closely with scientists to translate complex research into engaging, easily understandable publications, websites, exhibits, audiovisuals, and online features. The staff also works closely with the print and broadcast media, the Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service, and other Sea Grant programs and marine institutions around the nation to extend information to the public. The office currently:
Maintains an online News Center, issuing press releases to local, national, and international media outlets.
Conducts educational outreach to children and adults.
Produces the e-newsletter At Sea.
Contributes stories to the University of Delaware's Messenger magazine, reaching more than 100,000 readers.
Produces the Reporter, an annual report detailing Delaware Sea Grant research and outreach activities.
Develops the monthly "SeaTalk" radio series, broadcast on radio stations in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Helps plan, promote, and develop special exhibits for Coast Day, attracting an average of 10,000 visitors each year to the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.
Produces dozens of publications and distributes thousands of them each year in response to requests from the public.
Develops and maintains the Delaware Sea Grant website, which receives over 1 million visitors each year.
Environmental Public Education Office staff:
Katy O'Connell, Director
Teresa Messmore, Communications Specialist II
Tammy Beeson, Art Director
Pamela Donnelly, Communications Specialist I
Outreach Specialist (vacant)