March 26, 2014

ROVs and Herring Observations

Recently, scientists from PWSSC and Florida International University conducted a cruise to test the ability of using imaging sonar and camera systems attached to a remotely […]
March 26, 2014

Staff and Board transitions

We extend a huge thank you to the following staff that departed PWSSC after years of hard work and dedication. Good luck in your new endeavors! […]
March 26, 2014

Conductivity Sensor at the Cordova Tide Station

The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) is always exploring new ways to collect oceanographic information. Working with the Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC) and NOAA’s […]
March 25, 2014

Prince William Sound’s 2013 Annual Report

View the 2013 Annual Report > Related posts June 7, 2017 2016 ANNUAL REPORT: RESILIENT COMMUNITIES, RESILIENT PLANETRead More July 1, 2016 Photos and Sounds from […]
March 20, 2014

Lights! Camera! ROVs?!

Are you interested in seeing what the 6th graders are up to in Discovery Room? On Friday, April 11, from 1:30-2:30 PM at the Bob Korn […]
March 20, 2014

Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl

The 17th annual Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl was held February 28–March 2. The Pugnacious Dawgsharks from Cordova traveled to Seward to compete against 17 other […]
March 3, 2014

Science Center to collect seawater for radioactivity monitoring program

PRESS RELEASE By Caitlin McKinstry   After the March 11, 2011 tsunami that damaged the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, radioactive waste from the plant […]
December 16, 2013

Americorps Member Joins Education Staff

This fall, we welcomed our new Americorps member, Wil Tushaus. Wil is part of our education department, coordinating our Community Lecture Series and teaching in the […]
December 16, 2013

Copper River Nouveau

The 15th annual Copper River Nouveau is scheduled for June 6 and 7, 2014. If the business of the nation permits, Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be […]
December 12, 2013

Drifters make a run south

The Oil Spill Recovery Institute and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation have collaborated on the release of oil spill tracking buoys to better understand potential oil […]
December 2, 2013

6th Grade Discovery Room Update (November)

Mr. Bednarz’s 6th grade class learned about fossil fuels and climate change this month. In our first November session the kids were taught about the formation […]
December 2, 2013

5th Grade Discovery Room Update (November)

This month the 5th grade took another look at chemical properties of our ocean’s water.  They took readings of pH levels, dissolved oxygen, salinity, ammonia, nitrate, […]
December 2, 2013

4th Grade Discovery Room Update (November)

In Mrs. VanDyke’s class the students learned about the effects of glacial silt runoff that flows into Lake Eyak. As a class they looked at several […]
November 14, 2013

6th Grade Discovery Room Update (October)

There was a lot of excitement for Mr. Bednarz’s sixth graders this month! First, they were able to travel to the Science Center to observe ocean […]
November 14, 2013

5th Grade Discovery Room Update (October)

Mrs. Carpenter’s fifth grade class went out into the field this month! The students rotated between a field trip to the Science Center and a lesson […]
November 14, 2013

4th Grade Discovery Room Update (October)

Mrs. Van Dycks’ fourth grade students were able to observe several salmon fry collected from Hippie Cove and a single salmon smolt collected from Odiak Pond. […]
November 14, 2013

6th Grade Discovery Room Update (September)

Sixth graders in Mr. Bednarz’s class have Discovery Room twice every month. In the first meeting we learned about arctic ecosystems and the different plant and […]
November 14, 2013

5th Grade Discovery Room Update (September)

Fifth grade students in Ms. Carpenter’s class were excited to start Discovery Room again this year and were able to remember many of last year’s topics, […]
November 14, 2013

4th Grade Discovery Room Update (September)

The fourth grade students in Mrs. VanDyck’s class learned how to use various tools to monitor changes in freshwater systems (our Eyak Lake). After learning how […]
October 8, 2013

Juvenile herring intensive survey

We started our first round of the juvenile herring intensive survey. The work went well and pictures are now posted on our facebook site. Related […]
October 2, 2013

Discovery Room in DanceTeacher Magazine

Science Center educator Marita Kleissler was recently featured in DanceTeacher Magazine for using dance as a way to teach third graders the water cycle. Kleissler, who […]
October 2, 2013

Laboratory Reconfiguration

By Caitlin McKinstry, Research Assistant As our oceanographic research programs continue to expand in exciting new directions, space in the laboratory at the Science Center has […]
October 2, 2013

Dessert Dash membership event

Got a sweet tooth? Then join us for the DESSERT DASH! Saturday, October 26 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Mt. Eccles Elementary Commons A buffet of decadent desserts […]
September 17, 2013

Sampling oiled sediments

  An Oil Spill Recovery Institute-sponsored graduate student recently got her first exposure to the challenges of conducting fieldwork in Prince William Sound.  Lindsey Saum, a […]
August 8, 2013

PWSSC Hatchery-Wild Salmon Project Update

Related posts May 27, 2015 Hatchery-Wild Ocean Salmon Project is underway!Read More July 24, 2013 PWSSC Hatchery-Wild Salmon Ocean Test Fishery UpdateRead More July 10, 2013 […]
July 29, 2013

Tracking Black Turnstones

By Jessica Stocking, Avian Research Assistant Since 2010, Drs. Mary Anne Bishop (PWSSC) and Audrey Taylor (University of Alaska Anchorage) have been studying the migratory behavior […]
July 29, 2013

The X-Stream Team heads out on reconnaissance cruise

By Dan Crowther, Crew Leader On June 20th, the HW stream sampling crew (a.k.a. the X-Stream Team), joined by Project Manager Dr. Eric Knudsen, embarked on […]
July 29, 2013

Copper River Nouveau participants and sponsors break all past records

By Signe Fritsch, Development and Communications Specialist On June 15th, 124 guests joined together to make this year’s Copper River Nouveau the most successful to date. […]
July 29, 2013

Young scientists learn about their surroundings through exploration

By Marita Kleissler, Education Specialist Thirteen young scientists began their summer vacation hiking, playing leadership games, and learning how special it is to be living in […]
July 29, 2013

No more fuming in the lab

By Caitlin McKinstry, Research Assistant This past June, a brand new Labconco Protector Premier fume hood was installed by Paul Jensen and crew to replace its […]
July 24, 2013

PWSSC Hatchery-Wild Salmon Ocean Test Fishery Update

Related posts September 1, 2014 Hatchery-Wild Ocean Test FisheryRead More July 22, 2014 Hatchery-Wild Ocean Test Fishery Catch by DayRead More June 17, 2014 Hatchery-Wild Ocean […]
July 10, 2013

PWSSC Hatchery-Wild Salmon Project Update

We’ve completed another week of sampling, which means two more sample trips, for a total of 13 so far. About halfway through the season – the […]
July 2, 2013


On July 1, we concluded our fifth week of ocean test fishery sampling for salmon at the entrances of Prince William Sound. For more information about […]
June 25, 2013

PWSSC Wild-Hatchery Salmon Interactions Research

On June 21, we concluded the fourth week of ocean test fishery sampling for salmon at the entrances of Prince William Sound. When we receive the […]
June 3, 2013

PWSSC Studying Wild-Hatchery Salmon Interactions

The Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC) is now in its second year of a major contract from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) for a […]
April 29, 2013

Cordova Harbor Clean-up Day a success!

By Megan Milligan Last Saturday was a gorgeous, sunny day – the perfect setting for our first annual Cordova Harbor Clean-up Day. Forty-five volunteers showed up […]
April 29, 2013

Ocean Science Festival takes Valdez by storm

By Kara Johnson March 8 was a blustery day, but it didn’t stop hundreds of children and adults from attending the Ocean Science Festival in Valdez. […]
April 29, 2013

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) hit the road

By Megan Milligan In March, Science Center educators took their remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Discovery Outreach program on the road to Kodiak and Valdez. An ROV […]
April 29, 2013

Where do herring go after spawning?

By Mary Anne Bishop In 2008 the Science Center installed an underwater array of acoustic receivers across the mouth of Port Gravina in Prince William Sound […]
April 29, 2013

OSRI Receives Increased Support

The Coast Guard Reauthorization Act that was signed in December includes a provision that increases support for oil spill research in Alaskan waters.  The provision provides […]
March 25, 2013

PWSSC gets Rasmuson grant

The Prince William Sound Science Center in Cordova has been awarded $21,152 by the Rasmuson Foundation to finance laboratory renovation and safety equipment. Read more.   […]