A “Valentine” for Poetry Lovers

From the Academy of American Poets Newsletter, Feb. 14, 2024: Your voice is the color of a robin’s breast, And there’s a sweet sob in it like rain—still rain in the night. —Claude McKay (opening lines of “To O. E. A.” by Claude McKay – read the whole poem HERE)   Valentine’s Day “Sink Your…

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Young Authors Sacred Essay Contest

The Center for Interfaith Relations is soliciting previously unpublished essays discussing the power of love to strengthen communities and transform lives. Explore themes such as compassion, mutual aid, tenderness, justice, reconciliation, and healing. Works that consider these topics in the context of faith or investigate sacred themes are encouraged but not required. Deadline is Feb.…

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Humpback Whale Re-Articulation Project

What does it take to rebuild a whale skeleton?  Scientists, faculty, and students from UAS and Sitka High School – plus numerous community volunteers – took on this project after a one year old humpback whale washed ashore near Sitka in early March 2023. Re-articulating a whale is a process requiring lots of community collaboration.…

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WhaleFest Nov. 3-6, 2023

“Sound” Science: Voices from the Ocean This year’s Sitka WhaleFest explores the theme of “sound” science from a variety of angles: using sound waves for communication within the ocean, how scientists use sound to study underwater ecosystems, diverse approaches of inquiry in our natural world, and connections to current research in Sitka Sound. Join us…

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Ready to Upgrade Your Energy Use??

“Using Federal and Regional Incentives to Change Household Energy Use” Sitka Conservation Society has created a guide to help local households take advantage of Inflation Reduction Act tax credits, rebates, and other energy incentives. Visit sitkawild.org/energy to learn how to save money on heat pumps, electric vehicles, home energy audits, weatherization and more, while reducing…

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Ecology PhD Returns to Outer Coast

We are thrilled to announce that visiting faculty member Caroline Daws will be returning for the 2023-2024 Outer Coast Year Fall Semester. Caroline first came to Outer Coast in Spring 2022, when she taught two courses, Fungi of the Forest and Intertidal. She received her PhD in Ecology and Evolution from Stanford University, and her…

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