Summer camp presents science as career option


August 27, 2020

Photo courtesy of Lynsey Snovell

The above photos are some of the creatures MacKenzie Snovell found in the intertidal zones at Hungry Point on Friday, Aug. 21.

Despite the gloomy weather last week, nine students explored the natural world in this year's summer science camp.

Every year, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Sea Grant and the Petersburg Marine Science Center host a summer camp for middle school aged kids in town to expose them to career opportunities in science right here in Petersburg. Normally, the weeklong camp includes hikes, camping trips and whale watching, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic Sunny Rice, of the Alaska Sea Grant and a volunteer with the Petersburg Marine Science Center, had to think of creative alternativ...

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