A newsletter from the Prince William Sound Science Center
July 29, 2014
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This edition of our newsletter is dedicated to former PWSSC board member Walt Parker, who passed away in June of this year. Walt became a mentor to Science Center founders in the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Soon thereafter, he dedicated his time to the Science Center as a member of the Board of Directors. Walt was known for his encouragement, thoughtful critiques, and sage advice and became an invaluable member of the team responsible for PWSSC's early success. His contributions are highly valued at the Science Center as they were at so many other organizations throughout Alaska. Due to his larger than life personality and the indelible positive imprint he made on our organization, we honor Walt Parker with the title of Board Member Emeritus and mourn his loss. 



Katrina Hoffman 

Katrina Hoffman


We All Live Down Stream

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This year's Copper River Stewardship Program students got a chance to raft on the Gulkana River, canoe down Alaganik Slough on the Copper River Delta and hike through an old growth rainforest. They documented their journey on video, camera and in writing and are working on making a video called We All Live Downstream, a common theme throughout the entire program.

Click here to read more about their adventures. 

Staff and Board Transitions

This summer has been a time of many staff changes. While some former staff are staying in Cordova, others are off to pursue their Ph.D.'s, monitor Monk Seals on French Frigate Sholes and explore other parts of the (hopefully warmer and drier) lower 48.

Incoming staff and summer seasonal workers are keeping the Center lively and energetic. Click here to read more about our changes staff.

Hatchery Wild Salmon Interaction Updates

Year two of the Hatchery Wild Salmon project is underway, bringing with it a slew of seasonal researchers and technicians. Several staff are stationed here in Cordova, while others are deployed out in Prince William Sound--collecting salmon otoliths and other tissue for analysis.


Click here to read more about our HW crew.

The Science Center is committed to understanding how one place on earth can maintain a reliable economy and natural environment for the long-term. 
We invite you - donors, researchers, partners, funders, elected officials, citizens - to join us in better understanding one of the world's last, great natural regions, home of the world's richest waters.

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