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Summer science camp introduces kids to scientific careers in the community


August 16, 2018

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Gina Esposito explains how the rocks used in the fish traps on Sandy Beach were positioned to trap fish as the tide recedes.

The Petersburg Marine Mammal Center is hosting a summer science camp this week to expose middle school aged kids to the scientific jobs available in the community.

"We're excited," said Sunny Rice, Petersburg Marine Mammal Center board member and marine advisory agent with the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences/Alaska Sea Grant. "It'll be fun. It's always lots fun. Lots of energy. It's good to expose them to things they might want to do later on in life."

Although, the summer camp is funded by the PMMC, other organizations in the community make donations of time or resources, said Rice...

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