Science

Love and Tough Love for Baby Walrus

Love and Tough Love for Baby Walrus

Eleven days ago, the baby walrus was less than enthusiastic about feeding from a bottle. Today, he waited impatiently and watched anxiously as the Alaska Sealife Center staff prepared his bottle. It apparently took forever; he alternately drooped against the enclosure door, stood up on his hind legs for a […]

Community Project: Schoolyard Habitat

Community Project: Schoolyard Habitat

by Jenn Haugh & Kirstie Lorelei Willean- Transformation of the Seward Elementary grounds from its original landscaping, when the school first opened in 1990, to an outdoor learning environment was completed in 2016.  Perhaps you were one of the multitudes of dedicated volunteers who shared in the community Schoolyard Habitat Project. […]

baby walrus

baby walrus

What a treat to watch the orphaned baby walrus at the Alaska Sealife Center. Every day, there is something new to see. Only about two weeks old when he first arrived from Nome, he immediately learned to seek love from the 24/7 ASLC staff, cuddling against their slick rain pants. Now […]

Beachwalkers Wanted!

Beachwalkers Wanted!

Help make a difference for the environment by collecting data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). COASST is a citizen science project dedicated to involving volunteers in the collection of high quality data. Our goal is to assist government agencies and other organizations in making informed management and […]

Beachwalkers and Birders Wanted

Beachwalkers and Birders Wanted

Help make a difference for the environment by collecting data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). COASST is a citizen science project dedicated to involving volunteers in the collection of high quality data. Our goal is to assist government agencies and other organizations in making informed management and conservation […]

Fishlines: News from Alaska Sea Grant

Fishlines: News from Alaska Sea Grant

Upcoming Sea Grant Events April 1–May 31: Get Your Feet Wet!, statewide online July 20–22: Engaging Alaska Youth in STEM and Community Resilience, Fairbanks August 7–11: Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators annual conference, Homer September 7–10: Rainforest Festival, Petersburg September 20–21: Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings, Anchorage October 12–13: Smoked […]

Spot Prawns. Photo: AMCC Catch of the Season CSF

Fish Factor: NOAA Fisheries Economics, Hope for Tanner Fishery, Seafood for Alaskans, Chris Oliver Takes NMFS Top Post

By Laine Welch- NOAA Fisheries Economics Report The U.S. seafood industry’s contribution to the nation’s economy sank a bit, while Alaska’s output increased slightly and dollar values held steady. An eagerly anticipated annual report released last week by NOAA Fisheries measures the economic impacts of U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries. […]

Immunizations are Safe and Prevent Disease

Immunizations are Safe and Prevent Disease

By Dr. Ross Van Camp- Immunizations are important to health at all ages. Each vaccine activates your body’s immune system to make antibodies that fight infection when exposed to that specific disease. They are the single most important advancement in medicine and have been responsible for the prevention of many […]

New Community Garden Set to Break Ground this Summer!

New Community Garden Set to Break Ground this Summer!

In November 2016 Seward Wellness For All hosted Seward’s 1st Annual Seward Strong Planning Day.  The objective of the planning day was to identify two wellness initiatives for our community to focus on in the coming year.  Over 30 community members from diverse backgrounds attended the event, together brainstorming dozens […]

Composting Workshop Set May 2 in Seward

Composting Workshop Set May 2 in Seward

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a workshop on making compost  May 2 in Seward. Casey Matney, an agriculture and horticulture agent based in Soldotna, will teach the class from 6 to 8 p.m. at the K.M. Rae Marine Education Building at 201 Railway Ave. The […]