The Morning Interview

Eco Explorers connect students to real-world science


Click here for iFriendly audio.
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.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Groups hope MSA update won’t move fish conservation ‘backwards’

Magnuson-Stevens created 8 separate regional councils to manage fisheries in federal waters. According ALFA's Linda Behnken, not all regions have placed as much emphasis on resource protection as the North Pacific. (NOAA Fisheries image)
A number of regional fishing associations are joining forces to strengthen the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The Sitka-based Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association announced last week (9-9-14) that the new organization wants to ensure that Congress makes protecting fish stocks a priority as it prepares to reauthorize the nation’s most important law governing the harvest of seafood in federal waters. more

Youth climate lawsuit dismissed

Katherine Dolma answers a question following a Supreme Court LIVE hearing at Barrow High School. Dolma and Nelson Kanuk, seated, are two of the six young plaintiffs in the case. (Photo by Jeff Seifert/ KBRW)
The lawsuit was brought by six young Alaskans, demanding the state take action on climate change. In dismissing the case, the Court said that climate policy isn’t an issue for the judiciary can decide. But for the young plaintiffs and the nonprofit supporting them, the ruling included some silver linings. more