Sharing Science & Knowledge: WAISC 2018 Agenda
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
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1:30-5pmLATE REGISTRATION & PRE-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIPS (UAF Northwest Campus)
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6:30pmPLENARY EVENT Understanding the Arctic through a Co-production of Knowledge - Carolina Behe, Indigenous Knowledge/Science Advisor, Inuit Circumpolar Council; Julie Raymond-Yakoubian, Social Scientist, Kawerak, Inc.; Raychelle Aluaq Daniel, Pew Charitable Trusts
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8:00 PMSOCIAL HOUR: No-host food and drinks with music by Landbridge Tollbooth (Gold Dust Saloon in the Nugget Inn) 
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THURSDAY, MARCH 29
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7:30amREGISTRATION & COFFEE
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8:00amPLENARY SESSION 2017-18 Sea Ice in Western Alaska: Historical Context and Possible Drivers - Richard Thoman, Climate Science and Services Manager, NOAA/National Weather Service Alaska Region (Grand Hall, NWC Education Center)
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ENERGY SESSION (Grand Hall)EDUCATION SESSION (Rm 102)
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9:00amEnergy education: Bridging from high school to college - MarsikField Biology: Combining fun, traditional knowledge and the scientific method - Ihl
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9:20amArtificial photosynthesis: What is it and could it be used in western Alaska? - MillerReindeer husbandry college program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks - Hrabok-Leppäjärvi
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9:40amChange cardboard and paper into usable fuel - LupsinEvolution of a science camp at Serpentine Hot Springs, Bering Land Bridge National Preserve - Cullen
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10:00amEnergy-efficient, tight homes and indoor air quality - Garber-SlaghtFrom the classroom to the community: Adding civic responsibility to introductory STEM courses - Radenbaugh
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10:20am10-MINUTE MORNING BREAK
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10:30amLong-term performance of the world’s tightest known house - MarsikValue Added: Leather, fur, and bone - Hrabok-Leppäjärvf
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10:50amTo be determinedResearch advising and mentoring professionals may increase underrepresented student success in research - Gildehaus
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WORKSHOP (Grand Hall)WORKSHOP (Rm 102)
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11:10amHow can western science and traditional knowledge be used together to benefit coastal communities? - Hiruki-RaringWestern Alaska weather forecasts for western Alaska communities - Holen & Plumb
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12:40-2pmLUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
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HEALTH SESSION (Grand Hall)MARINE SESSION (Rm 102)
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2:00pmSolid Waste Program: USDA rural community-wide outreach & education project - BowerThe Distributed Biological Observatory: Tracking ocean change offshore of Alaska and beyond - Moore
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2:20pmHearing Norton Sound: A community-based project addressing childhood hearing loss - Kleindienst RoblerWalrus die-off during late summer 2017 in the Bering Strait region: A collaborative response - Sheffield
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2:40pmEffects of wild, organic meat versus commercial meat on human protein synthesis - CokerStable isotope research: Subsistence and science - Gologergen
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3:00pmBlubber into seal oil: Laboratory analysis of changes occurring from production in the siġlauq - HimelbloomUse of acoustic tags to examine movement of chum salmon in nearshore marine waters of northern Norton Sound, 2015-2016 - Bell
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3:20pmBackhaul Alaska: A statewide backhaul and recycling solution - BowerWestern Alaska marine and coastal active science - Wald
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3:40pm10-MINUTE AFTERNOON BREAK
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3:50pmPromoting and communicating research on rural mental health, resilience, and well-being - DelgadoUse of traditional ecological knowledge to understand Hanasaki King Crab population in the Bering Strait region - Jones
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4:10pmNorton Sound Economic Development Corporation Clean Waters Program - IvanoffUnderstanding potential risks from vessel traffic and collaborative efforts to address them in the Bering Sea and Aleutians - Poe
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4:30pmWorking a successful Class III landfill in rural Alaska - OlsonPOSTER SESSION
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4:50-5:30pmPOSTER SESSION (Education Center hallway)
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6:30pmWAISC BANQUET $25 per person - pay at Sea Grant website • WAISC Awards • WAISC: Where Science Unites with Traditional Knowledge - Todd Radenbaugh, Professor of Environmental Science, UAF Bristol Bay Campus (Bering Sea Restaurant & Grill)
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FRIDAY, MARCH 30
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7:30amREGISTRATION & COFFEE
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8:00amPLENARY SESSION Place-based Knowledge and Decision Making - Megan Alvanna Stimpfle, Principal Strategist, Arctic Geopolitical Consulting (Grand Hall, NWC Education Center)
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COMMUNITY SESSION (Grand Hall)WILDLIFE SESSION (Rm 102)
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9:00amTowards more integrated salmon knowledge systems - Raymond-YakoubianEstimating moose abundance in western Alaska - Dunker
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9:20amPeople, partnerships and progress - MurphyTundra wildfire on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Impacts to vegetation, soils, permafrost, and hydrology. - Frost
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9:40amForaging choices and habitat use by muskoxen within Nome city limits - Ihl
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10:00amChange is the only constant: Community-driven questions, indigenous knowledge (IK) and western science working together - a northern perspective - StimmelmayrFalconry on the Seward Peninsula - Earthman 
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10:20am10-MINUTE MORNING BREAK
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10:30amRevitalization of agriculture at historic Pilgrim Hot Springs - BensinDocumenting local knowledge of changing wildlife habitats and adaptive considerations of large land mammal hunters to the effects of climate change in Alaska game management units 9B-C, 17, 18, and 19A-C - Van Lanen
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10:50amImproving communication of coastal flood warnings to western Alaska communities - PlumbCo-selection of heavy metal and antibiotic resistance genes in boreal forest soil microbes affected by disturbed permafrost - Haan
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11:10amPartnership with scientists: One of the ways local communities adapt to the climate-driven changes of permafrost - KholodovMoose calf survival and nutrition on the central Seward Peninsula - Hansen
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11:30amBalancing science and culture on the Arctic coast on a daily basis - EricksonSavor the Wild: A source for science as it relates to the hunter/gatherer culture and cuisine - Coker
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11:50amRural Alaska Monitoring Program (RAMP): Integrated agency and community-based assessment of environmental agents of disease - O’HaraPOSTER SESSION (Education Center hallway)
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12:10pmFields of green! Fields of ice! And… fields of brown!? - Persson
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12:30-1:40pm
LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
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WORKSHOP (Grand Hall)WORKSHOP (Rm 102)
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1:40pmMobilizing Alaska genomics: What’s in my backyard microbiome? - DrownWatt’s up? Teaching energy concepts in Alaska schools - Fisk
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3:10pm10-MINUTE AFTERNOON BREAK
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3:20pmCLOSING REMARKS (Grand Hall)
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3:30pmOPTIONAL POST-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIP to Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum
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