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Integrating science with culture: Program empowers next generation of Hydaburg leaders

From left to right, Joe Hilaire, Sonia Ibarra, and Melanie Kadake collect butterclams to better understand the local impact of sea otters on shellfish around Hydaburg. Ibarra is pursuing her thesis on otter impacts to rural food security with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She also mentors local high school students and partners with the Hydaburg Geoscience Education Program. Hilaire presented on local findings from this research last month at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society Conference.
Photo By Bob Christianson
From left to right, Joe Hilaire, Sonia Ibarra, and Melanie Kadake collect butterclams to better understand the local impact of sea otters on shellfish around Hydaburg. Ibarra is pursuing her thesis on otter impacts to rural food security with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She also mentors local high school students and partners with the Hydaburg Geoscience Education Program. Hilaire presented on local findings from this research last month at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society Conference.
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