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Ariadne Will, Laura Everson, and Zofia Danielson are sixth-grade Eco Explorers who spend every lunchtime on Thursdays doing bona fide scientific research in Sitka’s natural environment. Program organizers Ashley Bolwerk (Sitka Sound Science Center) and Marnie Chapman (UAS) say the work contributes to a better understanding of the global environment — and is fun, besides. They’re looking for more students and parents to become involved. Visit the Sitka Sound Science Center for more info.
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Eco Explorers connect students to real-world science
Sealaska has moved one step closer to owning the land surrounding Sitka’s Reboubt Falls. A ruling this month dismissed a claim to the same land filed by the Sheldon Jackson College trustees. If it stands, the ruling will remove a major obstacle from the decades-long effort to gain Native ownership of the site, home to the area’s largest subsistence sockeye fishery. more
WT McRae, musical director for The Children of Eden, says pace required to stage a full show in two weeks has everyone "at the edge of madness." Eden was developed by one of the biggest names in show business, Stephen Schwartz, but was never performed on Broadway. Instead, it's become one of the most sought-after pieces for companies off-Broadway. more