Whalefest 2014 is Here!

shobestudios_whaleThe 18th Annual Sitka Whalefest is November 6-9 at Harrigan Centennial Hall. The 4-day Whalefest includes a science symposium, community and cultural activities, marine wildlife cruises, artisan market, music, food, art and a fun run/walk.

In addition to the many lectures offered November 7-9 at the science symposium, UAS Sitka is offering the following 4 classes for college credit:

Current Topics in Marine Research (ED593 or BIOL175) – Nov 7, 8 and 9
Discussion of a series of papers on the 2014 Sitka Whalefest theme. Attendance at the Sitka Whalefest science symposium is required.

Introduction to Alaska Aquaculture (FT193P) – Nov 4-6
This 1-credit workshop will teach students how salmon enhancement works in Alaska. Gain insights into the science and ecology of Alaska fisheries.

Introduction to Molecular Techniques for Management of Marine Mammals and Fisheries (BIOL193) – Nov 4-6
This class will focus on the principles and procedures of DNA extraction. gene amplification. and gel electrophoresis. Learn how these techniques can be used to answer ecological questions.

For more information and fees, view the course flyer.

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