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Science Cafe this Thursday Night!

Science Cafe this Thursday Night!

  Interested in science but hate lectures? Come join us for some Science “Speed Dating” at the first ever Seward Science Cafe. You’ll get to meet some locals and rotate through their tables to learn some of what’s going on right in your back yard. And you’ll get some free pizza […]

Baby Beluga In Public View!

Baby Beluga In Public View!

The baby Beluga whale delighted visitors at the Alaska Sealife Center this afternoon on public display in the outdoor pool. The baby whale was discovered  on the west side of Cook Inlet stranded at the beach and doomed to die. Belugas are a critically endangered species. The 2 to 4 week-old calf […]

Photo: Bob Bolton with a plug of northern tundra soil from the Seward Peninsula extracted during a field trip in early September 2017. To Bolton’s left are Anne Gust Brown, Jerry Brown, Lydia Vaughn of the University of California Berkeley and Amy Breen, like Bolton a scientist with the International Arctic Research Center at UAF. Photo: Evan Westrup.

When Jerry Brown came to Nome

by Ned Rozell- A few Alaska researchers recently accepted a surprise assignment of giving Jerry Brown a tour of the Seward Peninsula. The California governor was stopping in Nome on his way to a meeting in Russia. The 79-year-old environmentalist and leader of a state that resembles a progressive nation […]

Baby walrus update

Baby walrus update

According to the Alaska Sealife Center October Newsletter released today: “Aku will be moved out of his current location soon. Aku was rescued from Nome, Alaska on June 14th. If you would like to see Aku, be sure to visit by Sunday, October 15.” I visited again today, just before […]

Seward Student Science Challenge Scholarships Update

Seward Student Science Challenge Scholarships Update

Hello! I just wanted to let you know we’ve raised $2500 in scholarship funding! Many Thanks goes to Chugach Electric, Marathon Constructors Inspector Services, First National Bank, Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce, and the Seward Chamber of Commerce. While this is exciting and we are so grateful, we are still […]

Snow River Glacier Dam Jökulhlaup

Snow River Glacier Dam Jökulhlaup

The snow river glacial dam has burst and is in the process of draining, dumping millions of gallons of water into Snow River.   Also known as a Jökulhlaup: A glacier outburst flood resulting from the failure of a glacier-ice-dam, glacier-sediment-dam, or from the melting of glacier ice by a volcanic […]