Leigh Lubin joins Alaska Sea Grant as new education specialist

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Leigh Lubin recently joined Alaska Sea Grant as our education specialist. Based in Valdez, Leigh’s role is to support environmental and marine literacy around the state. She will be working with students, educators and researchers to facilitate and support educational activities and engage coastal communities. Leigh joins our team of community-based Marine Advisory Program agents…

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There are 90 harbors in Alaska. How clean is yours?

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Tav Ammu, Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow, contributed to this story. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and Alaska Sea Grant are asking Alaskan boaters, harbor users, and community members to participate in a survey aimed at improving pollution prevention in Alaska’s marine environment. Since 2010, the Alaska Clean Harbors program has sought to…

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Rainforest Festival promotes environmental literacy and stewardship

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Each year in September, the town of Petersburg hosts a Rainforest Festival celebrating the beauty and bounty of Southeast Alaska’s temperate coastal rainforest. The Rainforest Festival is a non-profit event bringing participants closer to the natural world through arts and educational activities. This was the 14th year for the multi-day event, which features live music,…

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Alaska Sea Grant Education Specialist finalist presentations

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Alaska Sea Grant is recruiting an education specialist. Each of the three finalists will give a public presentation on their vision and qualifications for this role. The UAF community is invited to attend presentations and provide feedback. Keane Richards, Thursday, May 20, 11:30 a.m. Krysta Williams, Wednesday, May 26, 12:00 p.m. Leigh Lubin, Wednesday, May…

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Now hiring: Education Specialist

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Alaska Sea Grant is recruiting for an Education Specialist. This is a 9-month full-time, term University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) faculty position to be based in an Alaska rural coastal community such as, but not limited to, Bethel, Dillingham, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome, or Valdez. The education specialist will create, deliver, and assess educational materials…

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Adapting summer science camp during the pandemic

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The current pandemic is impacting not only the country’s economy and healthcare industry, but also children’s social and educational opportunities. Recognizing this, Alaska Sea Grant’s Sunny Rice set out to adapt the Petersburg Summer Science Camp, using electronic communications in place of normal in-person gathering. Science kits were provided by the Petersburg Public Library for…

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Gearing up for summit of young fishermen

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The eighth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (AYFS) is coming soon. Sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant, the three-day networking and skill-building conference is aimed at new entrants in Alaska’s commercial fishing industry to help them manage and grow their businesses. Next month, it’ll be held at the Westmark Baranof Hotel in downtown Juneau, January 21–23, 2020.…

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