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Kaitlyn O’Brien, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Anchorage, AK Are you interested in how to observe and predict the weather? Are you considering a career path in meteorology? Come learn about how meteorologists track and forecast the weather in Southcentral Alaska! We’ll also explore the many different services provided by the Alaska Region National Weather…

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Cindy Tribuzio, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Juneau, AK, and Sabrina Garcia, Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Anchorage, AK Scientists at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center conduct research and assess the stocks of many species of sharks in Alaskan waters. Join us for a discussion of the different sharks found in…

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Rose Masui, NOAA’s Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kachemak Bay, AK Join us to learn about how estuaries wake up in the spring, with warming waters and nutrients fueling blooms of phytoplankton in Alaskan coastal waters. We will talk about how marine plants are the primary producers in our coastal food webs, and…

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Noelle Yochum, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA, and Michelle Dyroy, Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, AK Do you want to be an honorary Conservation Engineer? Don’t know what that is? Come find out! Learn about exciting research on how fish behave inside fishing gear and how we can improve our fisheries.…

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Crane Johnson, NOAA’s National Weather Service Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center in Anchorage, AK Each spring, rivers in Alaska go from ice covered to open water during a time of year we call ‘Breakup’. It is a time to be prepared. Ice jams can form during breakup and cause flooding. Join us to look at…

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Joshua Russell, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Juneau, AK What do you know about Alaska salmon? Join us to learn about salmon lifecycles, what daily research looks like at a fish weir, Alaska salmon management, and the importance of stewardship. Resources to access at home: » Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP)…

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at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Kodiak Lab in Kodiak, AK Come along for a virtual tour of the NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s lab in Kodiak, Alaska! Visit our touch tank and meet our resident critters. Dive into Alaska waters with our dive operations research team! Take a look at juvenile red king…

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Jasmine Maurer from NOAA’s Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kachemak Bay, AK   How do invasive and exotic marine species arrive and spread in Alaska? We will talk about how to monitor and identify European green crab and tunicates, how they affect ecosystems, and what actions to take before the summer season to…

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