An unprecedented number of young people want to work in the environmental sciences. Reserves around the System, in collaboration with the Hollings Scholarship Program, are helping them get the experience they need.
When the COVID-19 crisis hit, it underscored the need for Alaska’s Kachemak Bay Reserve to support fisheries-dependent jobs build current and future resilience in the face of climate change and acute disaster.
The Kachemak Bay Reserve is not your typical classroom, but its high-quality education programs and partnerships offer opportunities that Alaska’s students can find nowhere else. These students don’t just learn about science—they do it!
Reserve staff from around the System are receiving formal accolades for their work in support of estuaries and coastal communities. A big congratulations to these NERRS superstars—and thank you for all you do!
Alaska’s Kachemak Bay Reserve monitors harmful algal blooms and now facilitates the statewide Alaska Harmful Algal Bloom Network, providing communities and public health officials with resources to help deal with the dangers of HABs.
This month, Nik Charov Zooms to Alaska to talk with Coowe Walker, manager at the Kachemak Bay Reserve, to find out how a D.C. native ends up freezing in a tent in Ketchikan.