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UAS is proud to be offering its first year of DDR summer science, June 20-July 2.

What does Glacier Bay teach us about warming climate and the landscape and habitat changes that result? What does the work of a marine or fisheries biologist involve? Students entering grades 10-12 have the chance to find out by doing college level field research for college credit this summer through a partnership between the University of Alaska Southeast and Springboard, a program of the Juneau Economic Development Council, and funded by the Department of Defense.

UAS is proud to be offering its first year of DDR summer science, June 20-July 2. The 2009 program offers two exciting field opportunities in Marine and Environmental Science: one in Glacier Bay National Park and the other at the NOAA research facility at Little Port Walter on Baranof Island. Both opportunities will highlight the wonders of Southeast Alaska and the academic and staff resources of the University system, NOAA, and other local assets.

Students will spend twelve days immersed in science. Five days will be spent on the university campus, with students sleeping at Chapel by the Lake,. Days on campus will be spent honing research skills, gaining an overview of wilderness safety and science content specific to each of the field experiences. Evening activities will be organized by the camp Residential Assistants. Campers will also spend seven days in the field, either in Glacier Bay or Little Port Walter, to get a true feel for what it means to do field work.

Instructors are Beth Mathews, UAS; Ron Heintz, Fisheries Biologist, NOAA Auke Bay Laboratory;Cathy Connor, UAS; Clay Good, retired JDHS oceanography/biology teacher; Riley Woodford, ADFG; and Park Service staff.

For more information, visit the DDR Website.


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