Science

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 […]

Community-Based Participatory Research in the Arctic: Sources of Environmental Contaminants on St. Lawrence Island

Tuesday, November 10, 9:00 am – 10:00 am (teleconference) Sign up Join scientists and community representatives for a discussion of exposure-assessment projects that have been conducted on St. Lawrence Island in response to community concerns over increases in the levels of cancers, reproductive problems, and thyroid disease on the island. […]

Chugach National Forest Vegetation Projects Public Meeting

A public scoping meeting to hear comments and concerns about two upcoming vegetation projects near Moose Pass will be held on September 10, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Moose Pass Community Hall. Come to learn more information about the Trail and Two Thousand future vegetation management projects on the Chugach […]

Kenai Fjords in the Field: Summer 2015 Edition

Kenai Fjords in the Field: Summer 2015 Edition

If you are wondering what the biologists, physical scientists, and archeologists at Kenai Fjords National Park do in the summertime, come read our park blog at http://www.nps.gov/kefj/blogs/kenai-fjords-in-the-field-2015.htm.  On our blog, we share experiences, photos, and even videos about our field projects.  You can learn about how we deal with the […]

Fukushima monitoring project season two

Fukushima monitoring project season two

  In an ongoing effort to monitor the detectable radiation escaping into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima Japan, Seward will again take part in an annual water sampling at the head of our bay. Last year Resurrecton Bay Conservation Alliance partnered with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute on this project to […]

Monitoring seawater reveals ocean acidification risks to Alaskan shellfish hatchery

Monitoring seawater reveals ocean acidification risks to Alaskan shellfish hatchery

Reprinted with permission from NOAA. The article was originally published here: http://research.noaa.gov/News/NewsArchive/LatestNews/TabId/684/ArtMID/1768/ArticleID/11254/Monitoring-seawater-reveals-ocean-acidification-risks-to-Alaskan-shellfish-hatchery-.aspx –  NOAA, University of Alaska collaborate with shellfish hatchery Wednesday, July 01, 2015 New collaborative research between NOAA, University of Alaska and an Alaskan shellfish hatchery shows that ocean acidification may make it difficult for Alaskan coastal waters to […]

Herman Leirer Road Community Weed Pull

Herman Leirer Road Community Weed Pull

The annual Herman Leirer Road community weed pull is scheduled for this Friday, June 26 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. What to Bring: Wear bright colors.  Bring protective gloves, lunch, and WATER. Where to Meet: Herman Leirer Road mile 6.5 at the Resurrection River Trailhead Come out and help […]