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How to Spend an Alaskan Solstice: Sea Star Wasting Disease and Environmental Education in the North

Abstract

On the summer solstice in Homer, Alaska, the sun provides light for 21 hours and 44 minutes. What's a person to do with all that time? As the Naturalist Intern with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, I lived at a semi-remote field station where my jobs ranged from guiding tourists around tide pools and rain forests to "raking the cone" in the world's most northern composting toilet to collecting tube-feet from diseased sea stars for genetic analysis. In my presentation, I take you on a 12-minute journey to experience a slice of what you would enjoy as a visitor to the Peterson Bay Field Station. My name is Nina, and I'll be your guide today. Rubber boots optional.

Faculty Sponsor

Delbert Hutchison

Tracks

Secrets of the Deep I

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Location

Science 100

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Research Funding Source or OCS Program

Alaska Conservation Foundation

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How to Spend an Alaskan Solstice: Sea Star Wasting Disease and Environmental Education in the North

Science 100

On the summer solstice in Homer, Alaska, the sun provides light for 21 hours and 44 minutes. What's a person to do with all that time? As the Naturalist Intern with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, I lived at a semi-remote field station where my jobs ranged from guiding tourists around tide pools and rain forests to "raking the cone" in the world's most northern composting toilet to collecting tube-feet from diseased sea stars for genetic analysis. In my presentation, I take you on a 12-minute journey to experience a slice of what you would enjoy as a visitor to the Peterson Bay Field Station. My name is Nina, and I'll be your guide today. Rubber boots optional.

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