How to Spend an Alaskan Solstice: Sea Star Wasting Disease and Environmental Education in the North
April 11, 2017
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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.