Category: Science

Salmon Forum Thursday April 13th

Salmon Forum Thursday April 13th

There will be a Salmon Forum Thursday, April 13th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Seward Community Library. Please join us for an informational forum to discuss the biology, history, economics, and general status of Resurrection Bay salmon stocks (including Bear Lake). Forum guest speakers will include Jay Baumer […]

TYC Spring Break and After School Programs

TYC Spring Break and After School Programs

TYC ASP– is in full swing. We offer recreational activities for kids in Elementary school Mon- Friday. Sports, Crafts, Games, Computer, Wii, Ping Pong and more. We use the AVTEC gym 1-2 days a week to play sports, games and the rock wall. Homework help is offered from 3:30-4pm daily. […]

Spring Gardening, Composting, and Planting Workshops in Seward

Spring Gardening, Composting, and Planting Workshops in Seward

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer four gardening, composting and planting workshops this spring in Seward. Casey Matney, an agriculture and horticulture agent based in Soldotna, will teach classes from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the K.M. Rae Marine Education Building at 201 Railway Ave. The schedule includes […]

Healthy Food, Happy Bodies

Healthy Food, Happy Bodies

The 2015‐2020 US Dietary Guidelines provide Americans with needed direction for healthy food choices and a healthy eating pattern. For most Americans, eating more fruits and vegetables, and less salt and saturated fats can reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. Almost half […]

Tsunami Bowl Comes to Town

Tsunami Bowl Comes to Town

The Alaska Regional National Ocean Bowl competition will be held at Seward High School on February 17-19th.  This is the 20th running of this event hosted by the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.  Students arrive from all corners of the state to participate in this event.  This year […]

Typical La Niña winters in North America. Image courtesy of NOAA climate.gov. Drawn by Fiona Martin.

El Niño, La Niña, and Alaska Weather

By Allison Sayer for Seward City News – It doesn’t take a climate scientist to tell that this winter in Southcentral Alaska has been colder than the past two winters. The Kenai Peninsula is buried in snow, and much of the interior has experienced the prolonged cold the old timers […]

Seiners on Prince William Sound. Photo: Allison Sayer

What happened to the pink salmon?

By Allison Sayer for Seward City News – Prince William Sound pink salmon fishermen are glad to have this season, described by one captain as “biblically bad” behind them. The salmon harvest was less than 30% of the expected harvest for this year. Prince William Sound was not alone; Kodiak, […]

AZA Grants Accreditation to Alaska SeaLife Center

AZA Grants Accreditation to Alaska SeaLife Center

Silver Spring, Maryland (September 14, 2016) – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that the Alaska SeaLife Center was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Only zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums,” said AZA Interim Present and CEO […]