Tag Archives: WhaleFest

Scavenger hunts and summer camps at SSSC

Blues Cruise 2011As spring nears, Janet Clarke, education manager at Sitka Sound Science Center was joined by Science Outreach Coordinator Mia Kuartei to talk about several upcoming events. Downloadable audio.

From ice to apex, WhaleFest ’15 explores ocean edges

IMG_2163In its 19th year, the annual science symposium is organized by the Sitka Sound Science Center and features three days of lectures, markets, and whale cruises. The theme this year was “Life on the Boundary” - devoted to scientific study at the edges of the ocean.

Postcard: Gizmos and gadgets galore at Whalefest 2014

2-IMG_5699Most days, Ella Lubin and Lily Hood are 8th graders at Blatchley Middle School. But earlier this month, they were sent on a special reporting assignment by KCAW to cover Whalefest 2014.

O’Hara: UAF Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Whalefest

Dr. Todd O'Hara is in town for WhaleFest and the Scientists in Schools program. Dr. O’Hara is the Professor and Associate Dean Department of Veterinary Medicine at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Sineti: Folk singer to bring sea shanties and stories to Whalefest

Don Sineti returns to Sitka for Whalefest 2014. Sineti is a folksinger, songwriter, and part-time sea chanteyman at Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut.

Postcard: Art meets science at Sitka’s Whalefest

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 sent this audio postcard

WhaleFest film festival opens door to science

Jan_Straley_YouTube_250Every scientist has a story about how he or she became interested in science. Maybe it was a teacher in grade school, or a visiting scientist, who first talked about the pursuit of knowledge as a way of life. This year’s Sitka WhaleFest opened with several short films about scientists that also try to make science accessible.

Sitka students learn how to take apart an octopus

Mount Edgecumbe students work with a Science in the School volunteer during a class on octopus anatomy.What’s it look like inside an octopus? You probably don’t want to know, at least first-hand. That’s unless you’re a student dissecting one during this month’s Sitka WhaleFest.

WhaleFest speaker: Salmon our most valuable resource

Salmon are Alaska’s long-term investment. That view was voiced by cultural anthropologist and writer Richard Nelson.