Postcard: Art meets science at Sitka’s Whalefest
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Over it’s 17-year run, Sitka’s WhaleFest has evolved from a tourist event into a research and cultural conference on a wide range of Arctic and marine mammals issues. There is also a large educational component, as visiting scientists spend considerable time in local classrooms.
Blatchley Middle School student reporters Ella Lubin, Lilly Hood, and Kaia Gleason attended several of the WhaleFest floor sessions, and met with the presenters and their audience.
Wildlife troopers shot and killed a brown bear sow and her two cubs in a Sitka neighborhood late this week (10/20/16). While it’s not the first report of an aggressive bear near downtown, the three were the first animals destroyed this year for public safety.
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The proponents of a new playground at Sitka’s Crescent Harbor want to get to work on the over half-million dollar upgrade in 2017. more