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Conference competition

13.09.2013 in Uncategorized

The Alaska Marine Science Symposium is taking place in Anchorage, in January 2013.  We have funding from the North Pacific Research Board for four students to attend the conference and present a poster and the project videos. Two students will be chosen from each island based on their answers to…


13.09.2013 in Uncategorized

A scientific abstract summarizes research papers in a way that helps other researchers decide whether the study would be interesting or helpful to their own work. Abstracts include a title, the author’s names and affiliations (where they work), and the main findings of the study.Researchers also submit talk or poster…


05.09.2013 in Education, Uncategorized

The Alaska Sealife Center has a new virtual field trip to learn about sea ice the Bering Sea.  Check it out. 

Day Four

03.08.2013 in 2013 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

St. Paul:  The group started the day by studying Tonia’s insect collection, then Ram gave a slideshow on currently blooming wildflowers.  Students worked on plant ID worksheets and then had a field trip to Lake Hill. A group of several Penn State botanists and paleontologists talked about plants and volcanic…

Day Five

03.08.2013 in 2013 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

Last Day of Camp.  THANK YOU everyone who has made this week happen.  It’s been an amazing team effort and alot of fun. St. Paul– Today we finished our plant guides to flowers of St. Paul’s Lake Hill area.  Special guest Greg Fratis Sr. then came to tell us about hunting…

Day Three

01.08.2013 in 2013 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

St. George- Today we have been busy bees working on our movie (the very little kids had the day off camp). We edited and recorded this morning to make the finishing touches of what we had started yesterday evening. Dani, Jaylen, Ashley, and Carmen all recorded the narration for the movie….

Day Two

31.07.2013 in 2013 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

Camp at St. Paul started with a warm-up game of Kittiwake-Sandlance that showed how hard it is for seabirds to find enough food to feed their chicks.The group then watched a special presentation by paleontologists.  They told us that St. Paul island is the second to last place on earth…

Day One

30.07.2013 in 2013 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

Today marked the first day of the Seabird Youth Network Seabird Camp on St. Paul Island. Students arrived…(over 30 of them!)Began the day at the Civic Center with an introduction activity to learn each others’ names and something that we each enjoy about St. Paul Island.  After each student introduced him/herself, a ball…

Camp preparation

29.07.2013 in 2013 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

Seabird Camp starts tomorrow on both St. Paul and St. George Island! Weather has been super foggy on St. George this summer… only 2 flights have made it in over the last 2 weeks and no fresh food was left in the store.   So, the teams felt very lucky…

What do Auklets eat?

14.07.2013 in 2013 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

Students at the Pribilof Island Seabird Camps will be helping researchers catch Least Auklets to collect food samples this summer.  Least auklets eat zooplankton (small animals that drift in the ocean).  HOW DO WE COLLECT DIET SAMPLES: Least auklets have a special pouch under their tongue that they use to…

Seabird Real Estate

04.07.2013 in 2013 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

Most folk are familiar with backyard nest boxes for land birds, such as chickadees and swallows, but few are aware that nest boxes for seabirds also exist. Nest boxes have been useful in re-establishing or increasing populations of threatened or endangered seabird species by providing safe and secure nesting habitat….

Cliff Safety

02.07.2013 in 2013 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

The countdown for summer camps begins…  What should I think about when I am on the cliffs?   1) Keep back from cliff edges – a slip or trip could be fatal 2) Remember that some cliffs overhang or are unstable 3) Only visit cliffs as a group, and keep together…

The Movie

06.06.2013 in 2013 Seabird Camps, Education, Uncategorized

6th-7th grade students on St. Paul spent the last school year learning about seabirds.  As a grand finale in May, they worked with the Alaska Teen Media Institute to make a documentary about their home and the seabirds that also live on the island. Check out some photos, and their movie!…

Safety Practices

26.05.2013 in Education, Uncategorized

Tonia Kushin and students learn safety practices for hunting seabirds for subsistence use from Paul Meolovidov (Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Ecosystem Conservation Office).

Paul Melovidov

26.05.2013 in Uncategorized

Paul Melovidov, with the Tribal Government of St. Paul, visits the 6th and 7th grade class  to teach them about the cultural use of seabirds and ways to hunt safely.


24.05.2013 in Education, Uncategorized

Students on St. Paul play “Chicken” in the Bering Sea during one of the last days of the school year.