26 interns are currently putting a new roof on the Sheldon Jackson Campus’ historic Laundry Building, the first phase of a project to eventually turn the ruined building into a community cafe and art gallery. Crew Leader Larry Jackson and interns Stephanie Gilardi and Lisa Huang, members of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp’s Historic Renovation Program, visit the KCAW studio to talk about the program that brings young people to Sitka to help with renovation projects on the campus. The effort to revitalize the Laundry Building – the last building on the campus in need of restoration – is called the Save It or Lose It campaign.
The Morning Interview
Reviving the Laundry Building
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