Summer science camp exposes kids to outdoor careers


August 8, 2019

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Isaac Litster, left, and Barry Bracken, right, look for the stonefly nymph that was collected in the creek that runs next to the Nature Boardwalk Trail.

This week, nine Mitkof Middle School students are participating in a summer science camp through the Petersburg Marine Mammal Center that introduces them to science related jobs in the community, while getting them to experience the outdoors.

Monday began with an introduction to the camp and safety procedures. Bjorn Stolpe with Petersburg Search and Rescue spoke to the students on how to prevent getting lost in the forest and what to do if they should get lost. A wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game complemented Stolpe's lesson with a talk on bear safety.

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