“Blessings in a Backpack” equips students with weekend food. The program is aimed at students who receive free and reduced-price lunches during the school week. It’s a national program, and will take root in Sitka at Keet Gooshi Heen this fall. Kathy O’Gara tells KCAW’s Holly Keen about how it all works.
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‘Blessings in a Backpack’ aims to help with food needs
A species of fern common in Asia has been found in Southeast Alaska. But unlike invasive species, Wright’s filmy fern is an early colonizer. And figuring out how and when it got here is the next piece of the puzzle. more
Rob Harcourt is a professor of Marine Ecology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He's in Sitka as a Scientist in Residency Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Harcourt uses advanced tagging techniques to study ocean animals and their habitat -- everything from jellyfish to blue whales. He'll be speaking tonight (6PM Wed Apr 22, Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, free) on climate change and penquins: "Will Happy Feet feel the heat?" With SSS research director Tory O'Connell. Downloadable audio. more