Cordova Community Science Mug-Up Series

Cordova Community Science Mug-Up Series is a community education lecture series to support science outreach in Cordova. Researchers, managers, and scientists working in and around Prince William Sound engage eager Cordovans in discussions of the natural and marine world with weekly public presentations. 'Mug-up' is a local term for coffee breaks in canneries and aboard fishing boats and is an opportunity for exchanging news and ideas. From owls to octopus, from glaciers to gadoids, the series has something for every curious mind. Lecture schedules and presentation PowerPoint when available are posted here. The Mug-Up series was founded in 1998 by the Prince William Sound Science Center community education program and partners with the Cordova office of the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program.


Join us for an exciting hour of educational fun. All ages are welcome and our programs are free! Many of our programs include a hike or afternoon of exploration too. Please call Allen Marquette at the Science Center for more information @ 424-5800 ext 237,, or Torie Baker at the MAP office @ 424-7542.

Previous Workshops


Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and how to use your hand held GPS unit.

November 7, 2007 - 7:00 p.m.

Copepodology 101: Learn all about the most important animals you've never heard of.

November 13, 2007 - 7:00 p.m.

Wildlife Film Making with Steve Smith (Audubon Program)

November 20, 2007 - 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope with a Photographic Journey into Space!

November 27, 2007 - 7:00 p.m.

An Event in Science History Video Night

Tuesday, March 6th, 7:00pm

Bear Critter Cam. by National Geographic

Tuesday, Mar. 13th at 7:00 PM 

Audubon and Science Center Program

Tuesday, Mar. 20th at 7:00 PM

Copper River Fisheries Research

Tuesday, Mar. 27th at 7:00 PM

Skull Session: The Sequel!

January 9, 2007 - 7:00 p.m.

Audubon Program - The Western Antarctic Ice Sheet

January 16, 2007 - 7:00 p.m.

Management of Prince William Sound Pink and Chum Salmon Commerical Fisheries

January 23, 2007 - 7:00 p.m.

March of the Penguins

January 30, 2007 - 7:00 p.m.

Movements of Spawning Cutthroat Trout on a Copper River Delta Tributary

November 28th, 7:00 p.m.

A Banner Year for Volcanoes

November 21st, 7:00 p.m.

Audubon Program - "Birds of the Arctic"

November 14th, 7:00 p.m.

Pollock and the Prince William Sound

November 7th, 7:00 p.m.

Program to be Announced

Week of October 17th

Songbird Banding in the Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Preserve

October 24th, 7:00 p.m.

Nature Hike to Power Creek F.S. Cabin

October 7th 10:00 a.m to 3:00 pm

Salmon Egg Incubation Program in Eccles School

October 2nd at 7:00 pm

The Copper River Knowledge System

Tuesday, Sept. 26th at 7:00 PM   

By RJ Kopchak, Ecotrust

Meet at the Forest Service conference room upstairs.

Identifying and Collecting Mushrooms around Cordova

Saturday, September 16th at 2:00 pm

By Carol Hernley and Allen Marquette - Meet at the Red Dragon


Alaska Geology Trip

Tuesday, Sept. 19th at 7:00 PM 

By Cordova High school Geology Class/Club

Meet at the Forest Service conference room upstairs


Listen to KCHU Terminal radio, the KLAM and GCI cable TV

 for information and times of Community Science Programs