Want to learn more about the genetics of Alaska yellow cedar or intertidal beetles, marine mammal bioacoustics, winter song bird hangouts, the effects of forest thinning on deer habitat, and stream chemistry?
The Second Annual Sitka Science Sharing Night from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus Room 229 will highlight the work by several student scientists from Sitka schools, including projects conducted through the Science Mentoring program. During the past school year, these students have been active stewards of our local forest, freshwater and marine ecosystems by developing and conducting their own research studies.
The Sitka Science Sharing Night gives these students a chance to share with the general public about their projects. It will be set up just like a poster session at a scientific conference, and the students will be available to share their work and answer questions.
This event features students from Sitka High School, Mt. Edgecumbe High School, Blatchley Middle School, and Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School. Student projects are funded by the Sitka Charitable Trust, the National Forest Foundation, and the Bio-Prep Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The Sitka Science Sharing Night is a joint project of the Sitka Conservation Society, Sitka Sound Science Center, UAS Sitka Campus, Sitka School District, and Mt. Edgecumbe High School. For more information, contact Kitty LaBounty at 738-0174 or Scott Harris at [email protected]
In honor of Earth Week, the Sitka Conservation Society invites folks to a screening of “Do the Math,” a thought provoking and action motivating film about the battle between the fossil fuel industry and our future as a species. This film showing is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 25th, 7:30 pm
Watch the trailer: http://350.org/math
Event details: http://act.350.org/event/do_the_math_movie_attend/4088
Sealaska Corporation selected the Kalinin Bay Village Site in the latest version of the Sealaska bill. The Kalinin Bay site is 15.7 acres, making it the 5th largest historic site selection in Southeast. The popular Sea Lion Cove Trail begins at the head of Kalinin Bay and continues over to the west side of Kruzof Island. It is not known what impacts there may be on trail access, if the Sealaska bill passes.
In earlier versions of the bill, Sealaska selected Kalinin Bay as an “enterprise site” which would have allowed tourism activities and created a Sealaska controlled “access zone” in a fifteen mile radius of the site. Although Kalinan Bay has been selected under a different designation in the current bill, there may be allowances for tourism type activities.
For more information on the current Selalaska bill, and how you can help CLICK HERE.
Sunday, March 10th, Kettleson Library
Get your hiking boots and sneakers ready and plan your next trip on Sitka’s trails. Carin Farley from the National Park Service and Deborah Lyons from Sitka Trail Works will be sharing the latest work on the Sitka trail system.Learn more about the efforts of various agencies, non-profits, and volunteers to create a world class trail system in Sitka. This is a good chance to learn about how you can get involved and help as Sitka continues to work to complete our trail plan.
Bring your unwanted outdoor gear to the Sitka Gear Swap at Kettleson Library from 3:00 to 4:30 pm, before the Trails of Sitka Talk.There will be tables set up, both inside and outside of library, to display your gear.
Wednesday, February 27th, 7:00 pm, UAS
In Northwest British Columbia there are currently 21 projects either active or in the later stages of exploration. Some of these projects are open pit mines that rival the size of the proposed Pebble Mine. The fisheries on the Stikine, Unuk, and Taku Rivers are threatened. Guy Archibald from Southeast Alaska Conservation Council will talk about the proposed mines and their widespread implications for Southeast Alaska’s fishing industry.
There will also be a casual meet and greet with Guy Archibald at the Brewery February 28th from 5-6pm to discuss these issues.
Learn more here
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The Sitka Conservation Society will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, February 21st beginning at 7:00 pm at the Harrigan Centennial Hall Exhibit Room. SCS staff will give a brief update on current SCS developments and projects. There will be a special showing of the short film, Discovering the Tongass. All SCS members and anyone who interested in becoming a member are encouraged to attend. Light desserts and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.
Discovering the Tongass
The film features the extraordinary landscapes, wildlife and people of the largest National Forest in the U.S. It showcases diverse landscapes – from dense, green rainforests to stark, glowing-blue glaciers – all filmed from land, air and sea in gorgeous high definition cinematography. Experience the Tongass from the top of old growth trees to caves hidden deep beneath their roots. Travel to rivers where bears and eagles feast on spawning salmon. View whales moving through the Inside Passage; thousands of snow geese migrating to river deltas; sea lions frolicking among spring’s breaking ice. This fill was created for the Forest Service to be shown at the Mendenhall Visitor Center in Juneau.
The event will take place on Saturday, February 9th, from 1:00 to 1:30 pm, at the Crescent Harbor Shelter.
This a quick get together to show public opposition to the pending FDA approval. It’s not too late to comment to the FDA, come learn why and how!
I’m inviting the press, so we really want a great showing.FRANKENFISH are a danger to our wild stocks,and to the marketplace.
Find out more about this issue by clicking the link below