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Environmental Public Education Office

Located on the University of Delaware's Newark campus, the Environmental Public Education Office serves as the communications, media relations, and public information center for both the UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program.

The Environmental Public Education Office works closely with CEOE 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, student recruitment efforts, 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, and serving as a liaison between UD experts and the media.
  • Manages the CEOE website and provides assistance to faculty and graduate students on building their web presence.
  • Develops and maintains the Delaware Sea Grant website, which receives over 1 million visitors each year.
  • Manages social media accounts for CEOE and DESG, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Produces video and multimedia products in support of research, education, and outreach activities.Reporter 2015
  • Produces the e-newsletters Discover Our World for the College and At Sea for Delaware Sea Grant.
  • Contributes stories to the University of Delaware's Messenger magazine, among other publications, 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.

Environmental Public Education Office staff:

Mark Jolly-Van Bodegraven, Director

Tammy Beeson, Art Director

Pamela Donnelly, Communications Specialist I

Adam Thomas, Communications Specialist II




Discover Our World!

Switching Cereals

UD study shows how India can help itself by diversifying its crop production.

Mapping Data

Graduate student Abdul Qadir puts love of geography to use through data science.

Seafloor Carbon

UD study finds direct links between old carbon, graphite and seafloor hydrothermal vents.
Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean
Asia Dowtin

Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests
horseshoe crab

Horseshoe Crabs and Artificial Bait

We are working to identify chemoattractants in horseshoe crabs and produce an artificial bait, reducing the reliance on horseshoe crabs in the eel and conch fisheries.

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CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences

Providing a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-8062
Geography and Spatial Sciences: 302-831-2294 • Earth Sciences: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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