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Sea Grant places state fellows at agencies

sun peaking out from behind iceberg

May 25

Alaska Sea Grant and partners have placed five fellows in one-year positions with state and federal agencies in Alaska. The aim is to advance the fellows’ careers as well as support marine and fisheries policy in Alaska.

Anchorage students explore science and salmon at Westchester Lagoon

kids looking at water sample

May 10

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.

Anchorage fourth-graders become watershed investigators

Kids examining water sample

May 5

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. 

Alaska Sea Grant to host international conference on climate change and fish

man on fishing boat with hundreds of fish

May 2

Fish populations and fisheries off Alaska are changing along with the climate. To discuss the latest research on changing fisheries, experts from around the globe will gather in Anchorage May 9–11 at the Wakefield Fisheries Symposium.

Conference will explore climate’s effects on fish

man on fishing boat with hundreds of fish

May 1

Scientists and fishery managers will gather May 9–11 in Anchorage to discuss how climate warming, sea ice loss and ocean acidification affect fish in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters.

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Notes from the Field

Diary of a National Ocean Sciences Bowl coach

Sunny Rice

October 2016

Each year, Alaska holds a regional competition as part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Sunny Rice has co-coached the Petersburg NOSB team every year since 2009.

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