New Campus

PWSSC has successfully launched its next era of impact.

The Science Center’s new 5-acre waterfront campus (with advanced laboratories, a running seawater system, and plans for a science residence and dormitory) is a once-in-a-generation opportunity that is relevant to all of Alaska and beyond. The 20,000 sq. ft. facility makes the Science Center and Alaska more competitive for national-level research funding, support high-wage jobs, generate new STE(A)M education opportunities, and advance industries such as mariculture, aquaculture, and commercial fishing.

The site is adjacent to a salmon bearing stream, tidally influenced lagoons, a shoreline accessible to anglers and boaters, and over 120 acres of upland property whose future uses are restricted to conservation. Together, the new campus and conservation easement constitute a world-class research, education, recreation, and conservation district that will benefit current and future generations.

This is a time of great change in the world that is driving unpredictable outcomes for the things that matter to all of us. With our new facilities, we are growing capacity, programs, and partnerships that help ensure our region is a stronghold of resilience for decades to come. We’re taking the long view, because we’re deeply invested in this place—it’s one of the last, best places on earth. Let’s keep it that way. Let’s make it better. We are so grateful to have you all with us.

Major Donors

The Meacham Foundation
John Garner
Meera Kohler
Thea Thomas
Liz Senear & Bert Stammerjohan
City of Cordova
Laura & Mike Meadors