Local students attend Sitka WhaleFest science symposium
2019 Nov 19
Local students attended the Sitka WhaleFest science symposium and conference held in Sitka, Alaska, on October 31 to November 3, 2019.
Students attended scientific talks, spoke with the seminar speakers, participated in educational workshops, and went on a whale watching tour.
The conference and travel was funded through the Biomedical and Student Training (BLaST) grant from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The conference focused on the topic of OneHealth, which is an idea that the health and well-being of the environment, animals, and humans are all interconnected. The Stika WhaleFest has been a program of the Sitka Sound Science Center for two decades.