Georgia Sea Grant Intern, Sean Russell, has been selected as a recipient of one of six prestigious Brower Youth Awards, a national prize awarded to exceptional environmental leaders, ages 13-22, in North America.
Sean is received this award for his work on the Stow It-Don’t Throw It Project, a youth-driven fishing line recycling and marine debris prevention initiative he launched in high school. Since then, the project has grown into an international program. He was also credited for his work directing the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, an annual event designed to train students from across the country how to launch their own ocean conservation projects.
Russell is an intern at UGA Marine Extension’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island. Both UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are units of the UGA Office of Public Service and Outreach.
For more information on the 2014 Brower Youth Awards, visit: http://www.broweryouthawards.org/awardees/