Science

Seward Locals Featured in Nat Geo Video

Seward Locals Featured in Nat Geo Video

Local charter boat captain Devin Putney along with local videographer Josh Thomas, were film crew and cast in a National Geographic documentary about the ecosystem in Prince William Sound, 26 years after the oil spill in the region.   Well known killer whale researchers Dr. Craig Matkin and Eva Saulitis were also […]

Seward Team Holds its Own in 2016 Tsunami Bowl

Seward Team Holds its Own in 2016 Tsunami Bowl

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Combine 19 teams of bright, motivated high-school students with a large, volunteer staff of research-scientists, university types, oceanographers and professional resource managers and then step back to observe the chemical reaction. You will get a weekend of intense competition and mentoring known as the […]

Avalanche Awareness Class

  Avalanche Awareness Wednesday March 2nd 2016, 6:30-8:00 PM Cost to attend: Free Location: Seward Community Library, 238 Fifth Ave Seward, AK 99664 Contact: Alex McLain (Lead Forestry Technician (Recreation/Avalanche Specialist) USFS Seward Ranger District For information/directions contact me at (907) 288-7710 or C(907) 362-3720 email amclain@fs.fed.us. Topics covered will […]

Tsunami Bowl 2016 Coming to Town

Tsunami Bowl 2016 Coming to Town

  Expect 19 teams of high school students from across Alaska to arrive in Seward on February 26 for the nineteenth annual competition known as the Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl. The Alaskan winner will have opportunity to compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Shoshanna Brasher coaches the Seward […]

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Senator: “Voluntary Labelling of GE Salmon is Not Adequate”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) continued her fight against genetically engineered (GE) salmon by announcing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee that she would block confirmation proceedings of the nominee to be FDA Commissioner, […]

What should you do with the murres?

What should you do with the murres?

If you see dead murres along the shoreline, the best thing you can do is leave them there. Monitoring networks are doing daily counts along all of the local beaches for programs such as COASST. You may see murre bodies marked – perhaps by yarn, plastic tags, or spray paint. This […]

Behind the scenes of Reality TV special with Obama

Behind the scenes of Reality TV special with Obama

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Running Wild, Stranded in the Alaska Wilderness, the hour-long reality television show filmed while President Barack Obama was visiting Exit Glacier in Seward September 1st, airs Thursday evening, December 17th on NBC.  It airs at 10 p.m. EST. Viewers won’t see the U.S. President doing […]

Avalanche Awareness Class

Avalanche Awareness Class Saturday December 12th, 2015 (9am-3pm) Location: Seward Community Library, 238 Fifth Ave, Seward AK (1st floor conference room) Topics covered will include human factors, snowpack, mountain weather, terrain, and avalanche rescue (including avalanche beacon training).  Bring your beacon if you have one to practice.  This will be a […]

ASLC Family Science Night – “Eyes on Eiders”

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s next Family Science Night will be held Friday, November 20, from 6:00-7:00 PM! This event is free for Seward families and residents. Come learn more about the magnificent Steller’s eider and how the Alaska SeaLife Center is working to boost this population in the wild. Family Sciences Nights […]

Woody, Seward’s Sea Lion

Woody, Seward’s Sea Lion

I was fortunate to see Woody in September, swimming with two sleek females in the sunny, outdoor pool. My family enjoyed watching Seward’s first sea lion grow up from a frisky 5 year old to a massive, magnificent adult. Countless visitors enjoyed his antics and grace, awed by his presence gliding […]

Seward Citizens Advisory Board

The Alaska State Parks Seward Citizen’s Advisory Board will meet on the second Tuesday of every month, September through May, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the AVTEC Culinary Arts building in the Banquet room.  All members of the public are encouraged to attend.  For further inquiries please contact an Alaska State Park […]