Alaska legend and former PWSSC board member Walt Parker, passed away in June of this year. Walt became a mentor to Science Center founders in the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Soon thereafter, he dedicated his time to the Science Center as a member of the Board of Directors. Walt was known for his encouragement, thoughtful critiques, and sage advice and became an invaluable member of the team responsible for PWSSC’s early success. His contributions are highly valued at the Science Center as they were at so many other organizations throughout Alaska. Due to his larger than life personality and the indelible positive imprint he made on our organization, we honor Walt Parker with the title of Board Member Emeritus and mourn his loss.
Walt Parker, Chuck Meacham, and Mary Anne Bishop