AFE 2021: Citizen Science in the Electronic Age

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In our current era it is now easier that ever to document the flora and fauna that we see whenever we travel outdoors. Applications like ebird, inaturalist and AK weeds help novice naturalists record data and even get assistance in identifying what they see. This presentation will focus on these three applications and how scientists and managers are using the ...

AFE 2021 Youth Track: Filmmaker Protips – A Guide to Imrpoving Your Camera Skills

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Alaska Teen Media Institute's (ATMI) Cody Liska will provide guidance on how to shoot professional-quality video for any project with any camera. Participants will learn best practices for shooting video b-roll, have the opportunity to practice their skills and get some feedback on their work. Bring a camera of your choice, smart phones work just fine! Presenter: Cody Liska, ATMI ...

AFE 2021: Green Star Community Program – Become an Agent of Change in your Community!

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Drop in and learn about the Green Star Communities program to see how it can benefit your villages environmental program. The program supports Alaskan rural villages that wish to focuses on waste reduction, energy conservation and pollution prevention. The program starts with an initial assessment focused on a community-wide review of local utility infrastructure and waste management services and provides ...

SESSION POSTPONED – AFE 2021 Youth Track: Fresh Eyes on Ice: Investigating Changes in River and Lake Ice Across Alaska

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Learning about freshwater ice and how it is changing comes at many levels and from many sources. The Fresh Eyes on Ice project is focuses on advancing knowledge on ice for the Arctic science community, K-12 students and teachers, and Alaskan communities who are faced with preparing for changing ice conditions. The new knowledge of freshwater ice produced by this ...

AFE Keynote: Youth Keynote Featuring Cassidy Austin-Merlino

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It has been a few years since AFE has had any of youth keynote event. AFE 2021 is pleased to present Cassidy Austin-Merlino, who will highlight how youth can provide successful influence and activism to environmental issues. Cassidy Austin-Merlino is an award winning youth activist from McCarthy Alaska, on the traditional unceded hunting grounds of the Ahtna Athabascan people. Currently ...

AFE 2021: Environmental Restoration Efforts at Federal Sites in Alaska

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Environmental managers from the Federal Aviation Administration, US Army Corps of Engineers, and US Air Force will present information on their respective environmental cleanup projects in Alaska. The discussions will address progress that has been made in the past year to accomplish remediation goals that protect human health and the environment. Presenters: Brad Platt, Federal Aviation Administration Ken Andraschko, US ...

AFE 2021 Youth Track: Alaska Youth for Environmental Action

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Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) Youth host a forum discussion about the intersection of climate justice and racial justice. Presented by AYEA Youth Natalie Buttner, Unalaska Ana Hokenson, Anchorage Ella Mayo-Kiely, Anchorage Zoe Okleasik, Nome

Film Festival: IKAAĠVIK SIKUKUN – Project Overview

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Ikaagvik Sikukun -Iñupiaq for ice bridges - is a research project in Kotzebue, Alaska that connects the community with scientists to understand sea ice change in Kotzebue Sound. Under guidance from an advisory council of Elders, the project uses state-of-the-art observing techniques including UAV's to answer questions related to sea ice, ocean physics and marine mammal biology. Filmmaker: Sarah Betcher

Film Festival: Seal Research

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IKAAĠVIK SIKUKUN - EPISODE - SEAL RESEARCH shows how a team of indigenous Elders and western scientists can combine resources and knowledge to gain a better understanding of how ringed and bearded seal habitat and population distribution is changing due to rapid warming climate conditions. Filmmaker: Sarah Betcher

Film Festival: UAV Operations

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IKAAĠVIK SIKUKUN - EPISODE - UAV OPERATIONS showcases members of the Ikaaġvik Sikukun team flying UAVs, or commonly known as drones, housing scientific cameras and sensor instruments called payloads, over Kotzebue Sound in the spring of 2018 and 2019 to see how the sea ice is rapidly changing. Filmmaker: Sarah Betcher

Film Festival: Ice Mass Balance

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IKAAĠVIK SIKUKUN - EPISODE - ICE MASS BALANCE takes us through the process of setting up and using the ice mass balance station to collect data. Sea ice is foundational to the way of life in Kotzebue during winter and spring. To better understand rapid sea ice loss in Kotzebue Sound, our team set up sea ice mass balance sites, ...