One of the great opportunities afforded to many of our students during the summer is the chance to study abroad in various locations. Often we hear stories and see pictures of our students learning and traveling to far away places via social media and through correspondence with students and professors.
Every June 8 we celebrate World Oceans Day, a day that was created to raise awareness about how we as a planet can help preserve our oceans. At Franklin College, we are fortunate to have many researchers who study our oceans and speak out. This year, the theme of the day in celebration is combating plastic pollution and our own Jenna Jambeck has a message for the United Nations on the topic.
From higher storm surge and more frequent flooding along the coast, to erratic weather patterns that affect the many industries connected to agriculture and forestry, the state of Georgia and its citizens face a growing array of challenges related to climate change.