Douglas Island Pink and Chum (DIPAC) would like to thank the special volunteers who helped make its annual fall salmon education program a great success. More than 1,460 students and adults visited the Ladd Macaulay Visitor Center Oct. 4-31 for our classes. DIPAC sincerely thanks the following folks for helping make our program so successful.
Central to its success were our outstanding community volunteers who served as teaching aides: George Bonnett, Trevor Erdman, Nicole Ferraro, Don Greenberg, Janet Henderson, Mark and Betty Johnson, Quaid Vinji and Helena Zimmerman. Special thanks also to the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game education section for lending us their great kids salmon costume. Jennifer Thompson and Marcia Ballard of the Juneau School District made it possible to spread the word to interested teachers. All the teachers, parents and other adult volunteers were much appreciated for their help guiding students in the activities and providing transportation. Bus transportation was also provided by First Student, Holland America Princess Alaska and Tlingit-Haida Headstart for various classes.
Equally appreciated are our student and community volunteers who helped maintain the aquariums and collect specimens for our aquariums and touch tanks this summer and fall: Ruth Aigner, George Bonnett, Amanda Gile, Don Greenberg, Jacob Lewis, Monika Sperrer, Megan Sinsic, Annette Smith, Hannah Vigue and Quaid Vinji. Opportunities for service for several of these volunteers were provided through cooperative partnerships with the Juneau-Douglas High School Project Choice program, REACH, and Discovery Southeast, for which we are most appreciative.
Rich Mattson, Aquarium
Manager and Education
Emily Krogstad, Tourism
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