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Hayley Chambers has been on the job as curator the Sitka Historical Museum for a couple of months. She’s interested in starting a volunteer program for locals. Interim director Chris Todd announces that the Society has won a prestigious award from the American Association for State and Local History for its exhibit on last year’s ANB/ANS Centennial.
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‘New-ish’ curator looks forward at Sitka Museum
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