The Greater Sitka Arts Council’s Jeff Budd discusses the ongoing events for Arti-Gras, including the Art Walk taking place the evening of Friday, March 14, 2014, from 5-9 p.m. Downtown stores will be open late, and will feature work by local artists. The University of Alaska Southeast will also participate, with an exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
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Arti-Gras continues with Friday Art Walk
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