Dr. Julia Parrish, Executive Director of COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) discusses her citizen science program. Scientist train ordinary citizens to identify washed up sea birds on beaches so that the organization can get a larger picture of the marine environment. Parrish is holding a training July 1st, 12pm-6pm at the Sitka Science Center.
The Seventh Annual Yakutat Tern Festival is June 1st through June 4th. The festival's keynote speaker is Julia K. Parrish, a leader in coastal citizen science studying the recent seabird die-offs in the North Pacific.