Five Finger Lighthouse Slideshow & Talk

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A special presentation by Fred Sharpe of the Alaska Whale Foundation. 

Fred’s work with bubble-netting humpbacks has been a centerpiece of AWF’s research program since the organization’s inception in 1996. Tenacious in his research, he has spent more time in the field observing social behaviors of humpbacks than most could fathom, and in 2001 he was awarded a doctorate from Simon Fraser University for his efforts.   Fred’s research has attracted some of AWF’s more eclectic collaborators, including the SETI Institute and National Geographic Society’s Crittercam team.  When Fred takes a break from whale research, he can often be found wandering the hills and forests of the Pacific Northwest collecting plant specimens and recording bird calls. Fred's handiwork can be seen in his books Birding in the San Juan Islands and Wild Plants of the San Juan Islands. 

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Spring Bat Presentation

Annual presentation for the Alaska Bat Monitoring Program. Discover what has been learned from this citizen science based project, which utilizes acoustic bat detectors and surveys driven by community volunteers to research and monitor bat populations across the region. Training for those interested in contributing to the program will be provided.

Brought to you by the Marine Advisory Program, Petersburg Marine Mammal Center and the Petersburg Public Library.

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Eclipse! Live Streaming at the library from NASA

On August 21st, 2017 we will have the exciting opportunity to view the first total solar eclipse visible across the continuous United States since 1979! We'll offer a televised viewing, rain or shine, for those who would like a clear view. A limited number of glasses and  pinhole camera kits will be available. 

8:00 AM  DOORS OPEN

8:30 AM  FIRST GLIMPSE OF ECLIPSE

9:19 AM  PEAK VIEWING TIME

NASA's Eclipse Preview 

Download your own Eclipse Kit

The Library be be closed so please enter through outside community room door.  Brought to you by the Marine Advisory Program, Petersburg Marine Mammal Center and the Petersburg Public Library.