Thanks for making Seaweek successful

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2008

Douglas Island Pink & Chum Inc. would like to thank the special volunteers who helped make its recent education and community events a great success. Our annual spring Seaweek program was held April 8-18 in conjunction with the Juneau School District.

More than 575 students and adults visited the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor Center to participate in these classes. DIPAC sincerely thanks the following folks for helping make our 2008 Seaweek field trip program so successful: Princess Tours, for providing transportation for the school classes; Yvonne Davenport and John Wahl, of the Juneau School District, for their coordination of the Seaweek program; and all the teachers, parents and friends who provided guidance for the students during the field trips.

A special praise goes to our community volunteers who shared their love of marine biology with our students: George Bonnett, Emily Cummins, David Deats, Trevor Erdmann, Don Greenberg, Mark and Betty Johnson and Rhys Smoker.

Our community open house for Juneau Appreciation Day was held May 3 and drew about 600 people to check out the hatchery visitor center and enjoy food, craft activities, the aquariums and our special touch tanks. Special thanks goes to our Juneau-Douglas High School volunteers who helped with our family activities: Erica Ahrens, Emily Cummins and Kelsey Wilcox.

Equally appreciated are our student and community volunteers who helped maintain the aquariums and collect specimens for our aquariums and touch tanks this spring: Shana Crondahl, Trevor Erdmann, Don Greenberg, Kaya Haffner, Mark and Betty Johnson, Kaitlin Kimlinger, Liam and Scott Macaulay, Diana Ross-Miller and family, Phil Sellick Jr., Travis Smith, Rhys Smoker, Sherry Tamone, Kelsey Wilcox and Adrian Wilson.

Rich Mattson and Emily Souza



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