On Oct. 31, Kennecott Greens Creek Mining Company was pleased to host a wildlife cruise and tour for more than 120 Dzantik'i Heeni students and teachers. On their trip to Young Bay and the mine site road on Admiralty Island, the students saw whales, seals, a variety of birds, visited a large beaver dam on the mine property and investigated the Young Bay beach. The kids had fun learning more about the wonderful ecological diversity to be found in the area. A special note of thanks goes out to the adults that came along to ensure a valuable learning experience: Steve and Helena Zimmerman of the Juneau Audubon Society, for their wonderful Q&A sessions throughout the tour; Laurie Lamm, Wayne Ward, Steve Hohensee and Dave Cox of the United States Forest Service for the interactive presentations on land and sea; Captain Dewey Poats and the crew of the Four Seasons Admiralty Wind for finding the best possible viewing areas on the water and Robert Jones and his fellow teachers from Dzantik'i Heeni school, who ensured that all the students were safe and attentive throughout the trip.
On behalf of Greens Creek, our thanks to these special people and their exceptional commitment to the educational experience of Juneau's children.
Kennecott Greens Creek Mining Co.