- Dr. Stimpert presents at Brown Bag Lunch Science Series, Friday April 12, noon at SSSC: Dr. Alison Stimpert will present her work to the public during our 2nd Brown Bag Lunch Science Series, Friday April 12 at noo...
- Sitka WhaleFest Food Web Cruise: Buy your tickets to the Food Web Cruise this Saturday! For more information visit: http://www.sitkascience.org/sitka-whal...
- Black and White Project Begins!: Last summer a local citizen found a dead newborn killer whale on a local beach. Jan Straley's team, working with Dr. Rafferty...
- DIPAC Contribution Kicks off Capital Improvements: Sitka Sound Science Center is honored to receive a $200,000 contribution from the Douglas Island Pink and Chum Inc. The c...
- SSSC Aquarium Manager Goes For Her Doctorate: Aquarium Manager Lynn Wilbur was recently accepted by the University of Aberdeen Department of Biology into a PhD program...
Hot SSSC News
Sitka Sound Science Center Announces 2013/2014 Scientist in Residency FellowsMay 22, 2013
The Sitka Sound Science Center is pleased to announce the inaugural Scientists in Residency Fellows for 2013-2014. The Sitka Sound Science Center, through funding from the National Science Foundation, has established a Scientist in Residency Fellowship (SIRF) at the Center in Sitka. Each yea...Read more
Sea Week at Keet Gooshi HeenMay 7, 2013
Students in Jennifer Oen's 2nd grade class look on in wonder at the little red octopus brought over from the Molly O. Ahlgren Aquarium at the Sitka Sound Science Center. For the past two weeks, the students have been conducting their own study on the ecology of intertidal animals and will be ...Read more
Sitka Sound Science Center awarded Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation grant to catalog and remove Marine Debris on Kruzof IslandApril 26, 2013
The Sitka Sound Science Center is pleased to announce that the Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation has awarded us a grant to catalog marine debris and remove debris from Kruzof Island with a focus on debris generated by the 2011 Japanese Tsunami. The SSSC will continue its collaboration with the...Read more
Sitka Science Sharing NightApril 24, 2013
Want to learn more about the genetics of Alaska yellow cedar or intertidal beetles, marine mammal bioacoustics, winter song bird hangouts, the effects of forest thinning on deer habitat, and stream chemistry? The Second Annual Sitka Science Sharing Night from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus Room 229 will highlight the work by several student scientists from Sitka schools. During the past school year, these students have been active stewards of our local forest, freshwater and marine ecosystems by developing and conducting their own research studies. For more information: Here or contact Kitty LaBounty at 747-9432 or Scott Harris at email@example.com.Read more
2013 Summer CampsApril 11, 2013
Summer Camp registration is open! Check out our Summer Camp page at http://www.sitkascience.org/education/summer-camps/ to see more detailed summaries and a link to our new registration through Cvent.Read more
Seawalk construction underway!April 11, 2013
CBC Construction has started construction of the new city Seawalk this week! In the short term it makes for a messy landscape at the SSSC, but soon our portion of the walk will be completed and will be a great addition to our neighborhood. The SSSC has a grant from the USFS to install a native ...Read more
Lily Leaves Merged Center StrongApril 4, 2013
Lily Herwald, who was hired to help merge Sitka Whalefest with Sitka Sound Science Center merge into one strong organization, will be moving on. We are so sad that Lily won't be coming in to her office daily, but she assures us that she is not far and will visit (and volunteer)often! The board an...Read more
New Net Pen Anchored InApril 4, 2013 Read more
Thank you Leccese FamilyApril 3, 2013
The Sitka Sound Science Center would like to thank Michael and Klaudia Lecesse for finding and reporting the baby killer whale that washed up dead near Whale Bay last year. The killer whale was used as a model for our latest exhibit to be unveiled April 20th. Tickets for the second annual Black a...Read more
Successful “It’s not all Black and White” project!March 29, 2013
This week saw the cumulination of a project funded by Sitka Permanent Charitable Trust and the Crossett Fund to bring a Scientific Illustrator to Sitka to work with our current Scientist in Residency Fellow to discuss and demonstrate the intersection of Art and Science. The project started when K...Read more
About the Sitka Sound Science Center
The Sitka Sound Science Center, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, is based in Sitka, Alaska – the only full-service community on the outer coast of Southeast Alaska. The SSSC is uniquely qualified to provide unparalleled access for research and education programs in the Gulf of Alaska, Eastern Pacific Ocean, and North American Coastal Temperate Rainforests.
The SSSC builds upon Sitka’s legacy as a research and educational community. Sitka has a maritime tradition and commercial, charter, sport, and subsistence fishing all still play vital roles in the economy and culture of our community. Sitka also has ample opportunities for outreach and education. For example, in addition to local K-12 and university education, approximately 200,000 tourists visit Sitka every summer.
The Sitka Sound Science Center admission is $5 for everyone over the age of two, which includes all day access to our aquarium and hatchery. We also offer a Sitka Resident Annual Pass for Families ($50) and Individuals ($30) who love to come visit us at SSSC throughout the year.
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- 2013 Summer Camps: Summer Camp registration is open! Check out our Summer Camp page at http://www.sitkascience.org/education/summer-camps/ to se...
- South East Alaska ITB for Salmon Surveys: Link: ITB Hatchery Wild Vessel charters for Southeast Please see our Invitation to Bid for the Southeast Alaska Salmon Su...
- Look Over this Sweet Clover: Volunteers are needed to GATHER DATA ON INVASIVE SWEET CLOVER in Alaska and northern North America. Alaska’s climate warming ...
- Short term and seasonal rental space available for scientists!: Do you conduct seasonal field work in Sitka? Need a place to look at samples, enter data, and store gear? The Sitka Sound Sci...