Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Earth Day Whale Fest Event

On Earth Day—Wednesday, April 22 7:00—8:00pm

A Sea Change - a documentary film about ocean acidification and our changing seas. The film takes the audience to some of the globes most attractive locales and brings life to the subject of ocean acidification. See Trailer of film at this link

Robert Foy, director of the Near Island Research Lab, will answer questions after the film. This a free event is co sponsored by Alaska Marine Conservation Council and Sustainable Kodiak

Location: Gerald C. Wilson Choral Pod, Kodiak High School

Monday, April 13, 2009

Whalefest 2009:

Whale Fest Kodiak is a 10-day long celebration of the return of Eastern Pacific Gray Whales to Alaskan waters. Here on scenic Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, we are privileged enough to have nearly all of this population pass by on their journey north- and many grays remain around until the time comes to go back down south.

Whale Fest Kodiak 2009 will mark the 13th year that the festival has been running. It is not only a hot attraction for locals, but many tourists also travel to Kodiak to take part in the diverse events offered. In the past, events have ranged from everything from scientific lectures to marine mammal-inspired music, from traditional Native Alaskan games to environmental forums.

April 1-30 Whale Fest Ar t Show at The Next Page. Please come view and purchase new ocean inspired creations in any medium by local artists. Contact: Jennifer Ott 486-6164. Location: The Next Page.

April 17 - 29 Childrens Whale Art Show Stop by to view the amazing whale art created by local students. Arranged by Cat DeVries. Location: The High School Foyer in the glass cases.

April 4-May 2 Spill: Alaskan Artists Remember The exhibit is sponsored by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council, and curated by Asia Freeman of Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer. It features the original artwork of thirty Alaskan artists, including Kodiak artists Sven Haakanson, Alf Pryor and Antoinette Walker. The opening reception will be Saturday, April 4, from 5 to 7:30 pm. Visitors can enjoy an evening of art and remembrance with free admission, refreshments and the opportunity to meet the Kodiak artists represented in the show. Location: Baranov Museum.

April 23, 24, & 25 ComFish Alaska 2009 Celebrating 50 Years of Commercial Fishing and Processing. A special Maritime Museum photo display of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. WhaleFest Shirts Available at the Public Radio KMXT Booth. Contact: Deb King 486-5557 or Cheryl Nugent 539-2266. Location: New Downtown Convention Center.

Audubon Alaska eBrid Workshop: 20 April 2009

Audubon Alaska, with support from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, has worked hard to develop Alaska eBird, a growing online database that is revolutionizing the way the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Now is your chance to learn how to submit your own observations and to view and explore this vast database of records on bird distributions and abundance. Join us April 20, 2009, for a one-day workshop and discover all Alaska eBird has to offer!

What: An interactive, hands-on eBird workshop with Brian Sullivan from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Sullivan has conducted fieldwork on birds throughout North America for the past 15 years. He is currently project leader for eBird and the Avian Knowledge Network, photographic editor of the Birds of North America Online at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, and photographic editor of the journal North American Birds.

The half-day seminar will include collecting data in the field (bring your binoculars), instruction on how to submit your observations, and exploration of the numerous eBird tools valuable to birders and researchers alike. The workshop is open to both new and veteran eBird users. Please feel free to bring all those questions you’ve been waiting to ask.

When: April 20, 2009 from 1:00-4:30pm. Where:Gordon W. Hartlieb Hall (GHH), Room 103. University of Alaska Anchorage Campus.

Cost: This free event is sponsored by Audubon Alaska, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, and the University of Alaska Anchorage. For additional information and to register please contact Taldi Walter at(907) 276-7034 or *Space is limited* Registration will be filled on a first come basis. Check out Alaska eBird


The Spring 2009 issue of the Chapter Networker is now available for viewing in a Web and PDF version at

Articles and announcements include:

Think Big with a TogetherGreen Grant
Tools for Chapter
sA Message from John Flicker
"Greenomical" Practices at Chapter Services
Using Facebook as an Organizing Tool: Part II
Habitat for Herons
What are the Birds Telling us About Global Warming?
Chapter Leader Models Success for Audubon Adventures
Keep Track of the Birds in Your Yard All Year
Chapter Discount on Audubon Licenced Products
New Chapter Publication
Chapter Networker Information

Internship at NWR

Do you know a high school student (age 15-18) who has an interest in conservation and has a passion for sharing what they know with others? Kodiak Refuge is looking for high school students to join our summer Visitor Services team!

Kodiak Refuge is seeking to hire three (3) high school students (age 15-18) to join our Visitor Services team at the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center. Applications are being accepted through the month of April at the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center (last day for applications is April 30, 2009).

In addition to working at our Visitor Center through the summer months, interns will... Get trained in public outreach and education by staff from Kodiak Refuge, ADF&G Watchable Wildlife Program and Alaska Youth For Environmental Action (AYEA) Meet visitors from around the globe! Get their hands dirty with some biological field work and trails projects in Kodiak Refuge (three trips scheduled) Attend the AYEA state-wide leadership conference in the fall

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call or email.

Tina Shaw
Visitor Center Manager
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
direct phone- 907.487.0282