June 2015

 

The Grand Finale!

30.06.2015 in 2015 Seabird Camps

The day of the plays!  Even with the extensive prep work we had done, everything came down to the wire Saturday.  Masks, props and the background mural were all completed as the minutes ticked toward show time. The mural was finished moments before our gathering at the Rec Hall.  Parts…

LAST DAY OF CAMP

28.06.2015 in 2015 Seabird Camps

The last day of this year’s seabird camp!  Our plays and goodbyes will happen tomorrow at 7:30 at the Rec Hall. We started the day by hearing more about life in the Commander Islands.  It is very similar yet different from here.  Campers were excited to hear that kids from…

Seabird Camp Day Four

27.06.2015 in 2015 Seabird Camps

We started another big day at Seabird Camp with a presentation on “Seabird Capture: How and Why. “ Some of the students, including Chauncey and Ethan, were eager to tell the class about their own experiences working with scientists to capture seabirds.  All of the kids enjoyed seeing pictures of…

Seabird Camp Day Three

25.06.2015 in 2015 Seabird Camps

Day three of Seabird Camp started in the microscopic world as we looked at slides of zooplankton. Some kids had studied plankton the night before and found it so interesting that we decided everyone should get a chance to glimpse the wonderful world of tiny creatures. St. Paul Tribal Government’s…

Seabird Camp Day Two

25.06.2015 in 2015 Seabird Camps

Thirty three kids packed the science room as Kendra started the day by talking about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and what it does on the Pribilofs and across the country.  All the kids will now tell you that a wildlife refuge is “a place where WILDLIFE COMES FIRST!” …

Seabird Camp Day One

24.06.2015 in 2015 Seabird Camps

Seabird camp on St. Paul started with a bang! Teams of campers raced to collect all of the things that seabirds need to raise a chick. The successful parents found space, food, water, shelter, an egg, and a chick. Campers tested their knowledge with a “Who wants to be a…

Contaminant Research

23.06.2015 in 2015 Seabird Camps

Veronica Padula and Misty Libby from the University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA) are on St. Paul this summer studying contaminants in birds. Chauncey (one of our Seabird Camp interns) has been assisting them with some of the field work, and Veronica and Misty are also helping out with Seabird Camp…

Momentum is building

20.06.2015 in 2015 Seabird Camps, Education

Count Down:  Only two days until the start of Seabird Camp! Preparations have been rolling along here on St. Paul. We continued to build paper mache masks and props for our plays.  It has been quite the workshop down at the school, with kids dropping by to help out.  Marjorie…

CAMP PREPARATION BEGINS

17.06.2015 in 2015 Seabird Camps

St. Paul Seabird Camp starts next week, and students and leaders are busy preparing.  The two interns have started work, and Ram and students have been busy doing prep-work on costumes for a seabird theatre production planned for the end of camp. We’ll be posting daily updates during camp, but…