Job Opportunity: AmeriCorps at Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center will be hosting two AmeriCorps members in the husbandry department in 2010 – 2011.  These positions are full time for 11 months and are based at the Alaska SeaLife Center located in Seward, Alaska.  The positions will work closely with the  husbandry departments but will also have a strong emphasis on education and community service.  Interested applicants will find the two job descriptions as well as a link to the AmeriCorps application on the volunteer page of our website at

Webinar: Ocean and Climate Change

The CARE (Connecting Arctic and Antarctic Researchers and Educators) Network announces an upcoming live webinar From the Tropics to the Poles — What the oceans have to tell us about climate change, Monday November 9,  2 PM Alaska Standard Time [3 PM PST, 4 PM MST, 5 PM CST, 6 PM EST]. Join this 1.5 hour long special online seminar for educators, researchers, and upper level students. Learn more about climate change from researchers Sam Bowser (Wadsworth Center) and Mark Leckie (University of Massachusetts). Also presenting, teachers Tina and Bob King will be sharing activities and teaching techniques related to this important research. More information about the seminar (i.e. agenda, website links, and discussion questions) will be sent after registration.
For more information about this seminar contact Janet Warburton <> or Kristin Timm <>.

Internships for College and Graduate Students – Alaska

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is currently sponsoring an internship program for college students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining an educational experience in a world-class marine facility.  The Alaska SeaLife Center is dedicated to understanding and maintaining the integrity of the marine ecosystem of Alaska through research, rehabilitation, conservation and public education.  They  are currently accepting applications for summer 2010.  The application deadline date is February 1, 2010.

Opportunities are available in the following areas:

    Interpretation – Avian
    Interpretation – Mammals
    Interpretation – Dive
    Interpretation – National Park Service
    Marine Climate Change
    Marine Spatial Planning
    Fundraising/Public Relations
    Sales & Marketing
    Harbor Seal Research
    Steller Video Monitoring – Chiswell Project
    Avian Husbandry
    Eider (Sea Duck) Husbandry
    Aquarium Husbandry
    Marine Animal Stranding Program

ASLC internships offer a well-rounded, educational experience working in a variety of areas within the Center.  The Alaska SeaLife Center provides interns with complimentary housing and a small food stipend.  Visit the  website for full internship descriptions, including internship dates and general information, and application instructions.

For more information contact:
Human Resources Specialist
Alaska SeaLife Center
P.O. Box 1329
Seward, Alaska 99664
Phone: 1-800-224-2525 ext. 6307

Podcast – Ocean Circulation in Prince William Sound

The latest edition of the Ocean Gazing podcasts contains recordings from a research cruise to Prince William Sound, Alaska, as scientists try to make really accurate forecasts of the weather and ocean circulation. Leslie Abramson from the Prince William Sound Science Center made these audio recordings. Hear the science in action.

Education AmeriCorps Positions – Alaska

The Alaska  SeaLife Center is currently recruiting for two AmeriCorps members within the  Education Department.  These two positions will work with the Alaska SeaLife  Center full time for six months, starting January 25, 2010 and ending July 24, 2010.  AmeriCorps provides a living stipend and an education award upon completion of the program.  Travel to and from Seward and housing are the responsibility of the members.  To apply, follow the link on the volunteer page of the website to the AmeriCorps website and click on the “Apply Now” button.  Contact if you have any questions about these positions.