October 2012

 

What is a gizzard?

30.10.2012 in Education, Uncategorized

Students at St. Paul have been learning about the physiology of birds by dissecting ducks brought in by a 9th grade hunter. A strange organ was found that was muscular and contained stones…. What was it?Answer: A GIZZARD The gizzard is an organ found in the digestive tract of many…

Marc Romano, Wildlife Biologist

30.10.2012 in Uncategorized

I am a Wildlife Biologist for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. I work at the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, which is based in Homer, Alaska. Our Wildlife Refuge is very big. It includes 2,400 islands and it covers almost 5 million acres! Because it is so big…

Skype Lesson with St. Paul

24.10.2012 in Education, Uncategorized

Tonia Kushin has been introducing seabirds to her 6th/7th grade class over the last week. These sessions have included learning about what makes a seabird a seabird, and dissecting mallards that one of the students hunted. Ann Harding met with the class via Skype on the 12th October for the…

About the Pribilof Islands

20.10.2012 in Education, Uncategorized

The Pribilof Islands are a remote group of volcanic islands in the Bering Sea, about 200 miles north of Unalaska, and about 500 miles southeast from the Russian coast. There are two large inhabited islands (St. Paul and St. George), and three small outer islands (Otter Island, Walrus Island, and…