Sea Grant project faves, Moira Harrington

Moira Harrington

The calendar has flipped to 2022. Our staff members are ready to tackle new projects in the coming 12 months, which also happen to mark Wisconsin Sea Grant’s 50th anniversary. Before they move more deeply into this anniversary, however, some staff members took a moment to retain the glow of their favorite 2021 project. Here’s a contribution from Moira Harrington, assistant director for communications.

My favorite project for the year 2021 is about something that happened 50 years ago. In 1972, Wisconsin Sea Grant was designated as a College Program. That kind of a designation is a big deal in the world of this national network of 34 programs doing research, education and outreach in service of the nation’s coasts and coastal communities.

I enjoyed working with everyone in the communications department to come up with a big list of fun ways to celebrate our anniversary in 2022. It’s a way to honor the past, look to the future and —warming our communicators’ hearts — extend the brand. I especially liked creating a visual timeline of Wisconsin Sea Grant. It was the first time I ever used ArcGIS software and I was pleased with how this visual and content-rich piece turned out.