Science

GYRE: An Expedition and Exhibition

GYRE: An Expedition and Exhibition

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Some 16 ocean gyre expedition team members will gather in Seward later this week for a week-long research expedition aboard the R/V Norseman, beginning June 6th, to explore the impact of marine debris on various ecosystems. Together, the crew will explore, interpret, and collect the […]

April 24 Teleconference – PFCs in the Arctic: Sources, Transport, and Health Effects for Fish, Wildlife, and People

Statewide teleconference,  Wednesday, April 24, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pefluorinated compounds (PFCs) are synthetic chemicals used to make materials stain- and stick- resistant. They can be found in non-stick cookware, grease-resistant food packaging, water-resistant outerwear and shoes, stain-resistant home furnishings and other household products. PFCs are persistent organic pollutants […]

ASLC Spot-Light on Science Seminar:

ASLC Spot-Light on Science Seminar:

Monday, April 22, 2013 is Earth Day! Join us for a seminar by our very own Conservation Department staff members. Monday, April 22, 2013 12-1pm (Brown Bag Lunch) Alaska SeaLife Center, Bear Mountain Conference Room Learn about our brand new citizen science websites and June’s GYRE project: We’ve just launched two […]

Alaska SeaLife Center Seminar:

Alaska SeaLife Center Seminar:

Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative:  Strategic Science Plan The Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ABSI LCC) is a self-directed partnership with a focus on applied science products. The ABSI LCC is in the process of developing a Strategic Science Plan to help guide its […]

Giant Pacific Octomom at ASLC

Giant Pacific Octomom at ASLC

The Alaska Tsunami National Ocean Sciences Bowl is happening right now, and over the weekend at Seward High School. In honor of science nerds everywhere, I wanted you to know that another fascinating phenomenon is occurring right now at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Their Giant Pacific Octopus “Lulu” is pregnant; […]

Busy Little School, Busy Little Town

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward High School and the town generally will be extremely busy over the next few days and this weekend, even if those sturdy yellow school busses have to drive through snow blizzards to get here. The Seward Seahawk Classic basketball tournament is Thursday, Friday, and […]

February 13 Teleconference – Toxic Chemicals in Your Home: New Study Shows Increase in Flame Retardants in Couches

Wednesday, February 13, 9:00 am – 10:00 am Free one-hour teleconference sponsored by the Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment. About the Call: A recent peer-reviewed study by Duke University tested over 100 polyurethane foam samples from couches across the U.S. and found that 85% contained potentially toxic or […]

February 6 Teleconference – Nurses in the Halls of Power: Nurse Advocacy for Safer Chemicals

Wednesday, February 6,  9:00 am – 10:00 am Free one-hour teleconference sponsored by the Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment. About the Call: Nurses are becoming increasingly engaged in environmental health issues including chemical policy reform. They are concerned about preventing diseases of environmental origin, but may lack the […]

January 23 teleconference: The Toll of Alaska’s Coal – Health Impacts of Coal Export

Wednesday, January 23, 9:00 am to 10:00 am At every stage – from mining, transportation, combustion, and disposal – coal  development threatens human health, air quality, and water quality. Learn more Presenters will discuss: Current coal mining proposals in Alaska; The adverse health effects of inhaling diesel particulate matter and […]

Workers install the City viewing platform (Heidi Zemach photo)

Scheffler Creek viewing decks installed

By Heidi Zemach (with assistance from a SCN article by Carol Griswold)   Two viewing decks were installed Tuesday afternoon along the banks of Scheffler Creek, near the Small Boat Harbor. They represent the culmination of a two-year multi-agency project coordinated by the Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance to protect the creek, its […]

Oil Spill Advisory Council Coming To Seward

Oil Spill Advisory Council Coming To Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN Seward residents will have the opportunity to play a part in an oil spill prevention and cleanup planning process, and to meet the citizens from Alaska’s coastal communities who were also impacted by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, and who are still working to see […]

Civil Air Patrol 2012 Arctic Challenge

Civil Air Patrol 2012 Arctic Challenge

After an intense eight days of physical and emotional challenges, four Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Seward Composite Squadron graduated from the 2012 Arctic Challenge. The encampment, held at Fort Richardson, was very similar to a military boot camp. Cadets were awakened at 5:00am to the sounds of whistles […]