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Anchorage students explore science and salmon at Westchester Lagoon

More than 300 fourth graders from the Anchorage School District will gather at Westchester Lagoon on May 16–18 to receive hands-on learning about what it takes for salmon to survive and complete their life cycle in the city’s Chester Creek watershed and other urban streams.

Kids examining water sample

Anchorage fourth-graders become watershed investigators

Spring is a great time to get outside and explore Anchorage's salmon watersheds. Alaska Sea Grant teamed up with local partners this week to teach fourth- grade students from Creekside Park Elementary about what it takes to keep salmon healthy and thriving. The students became watershed investigators at Chester Creek. Check out Alaska Dispatch News’ photo gallery. 

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A Special Message from the Director of Alaska Sea Grant

Update 5/9/17: Budget negotiations in Congress concluded on April 30 with a spending plan that keeps Sea Grant funding intact for the remainder of the fiscal year. Our attention now turns to the White House's proposal to eliminate Sea Grant in fiscal year 2018. A partnership between NOAA and universities in 33 states, Sea Grant has long received bipartisan support for its research, education and outreach work.

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scientist talking to elementary school class The three Cs: cold, clean and connected. Anchorage school children learn about three essential ingredients for healthy salmon habitat in a classroom session taught by Alaska Sea Grant's Marilyn Sigman.

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Alaska Sea Grant and the Alaska Ocean Observing System host a bimonthly one-hour Alaska Marine Policy Forum conference call with Alaska participants interested in marine policy. The next call is July 26 at 1 pm Alaska Time. Join us to hear the latest about marine funding, legislation, and state and federal policy. Visit the AOOS website for contact information and notes from previous calls.

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Kids examining water sample

May 5, 2017 Spring is a great time to get outside and explore Anchorage's salmon watersheds. Alaska Sea Grant teamed up with local partners this week to teach fourth- grade students from Creekside Park Elementary about what it takes to keep salmon healthy and thriving. The students became watershed investigators at Chester Creek. Check out Alaska Dispatch News’ photo gallery. 

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May 2017 Five talented students, selected as Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows, will begin jobs at state and federal agencies in Alaska this summer.

Sea Grant News Releases

kids looking at water sample

May 10, 2017 More than 300 fourth graders from the Anchorage School District will gather at Westchester Lagoon on May 16–18 to receive hands-on learning about what it takes for salmon to survive and complete their life cycle in the city’s Chester Creek watershed and other urban streams.