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The Egan Library’s lower level is used for public and private events and regularly features Evening at Egan Lectures, concerts (Juneau Symphony, Juneau Jazz and Classics) and conferences. There is seating in place for 140 and room for ~60 more chairs. The space can be configured with tables for more formal seating at additional cost. Those interested in using the space should see our Facility Use Policy page.
‘Blue carbon’ is an emerging concept that describes how marine organisms can help to combat climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Through their feeding activity, marine mammals such as humpback whales and sea otters can help to stimulate the growth of marine plants and contribute to the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide. Humpback whales can “fertilize” surface waters by producing nutrient-rich fecal plumes. These nutrients then stimulate the growth of plankton, which absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Sea otters help kelp forests to grow by feeding on organisms that graze on kelp, such as sea urchins. By keeping populations of kelp grazers low, sea otters keep kelp forests healthy. Kelp forests, like forests on land, also absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. With the increasing populations of humpback whales and sea otters in Southeast Alaska, there is potential for these marine mammals to help to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels. Dr. Pearson is an Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at UAS.Lectures are free and open to the public. All lectures begin at 7p.m. at the Egan Library. All Evening at Egan lectures are simulcast on UATV Cable Channel 11 or live via Flash streaming video.
A seasonal favorite, the 9th annual gift of Holiday music is fun for the whole family! Directed by Sally Smith. Tickets available at the JACC, Hearthside Books or online at www.jahc.org