Yakutat Students Learn About Wetlands Science


Yakutat’s 6th grade students joined with the US Forest Service and the City and Borough of Yakutat to promote conservation of wetlands and gain experience in wetlands science and research occurring within their community.

Yakutat Wetlands from Sarah Spencer on Vimeo.


The students put together this video showcasing their wetlands studies as an entry for both a national video contest and a local Alaska contest, the Chugach Children’s Forest Wetlands Youth Media Contest. The contests are for schools and youth organizations participating in wetland and watershed stewardship, and winners receive $1,000 to support their wetlands stewardship projects.


The contest is offered through WetlandsLIVE, a distance learning program that provides a year-long emphasis on wetlands through a series of live webcasts. These webcasts feature wetlands around the world, showing the functions and ecology of wetlands and their importance to people and wildlife, especially to migrating birds and fish. WetlandsLIVE is the sixth in a series of Forest Service-partner distance learning adventures.


Students at the Yakutat school participate in the WetlandsLIVE program as part of the Yakutat Coastal Learning Center program.


Click here to vote for the Yakutat student’s video to help them win funds for more hands on wetlands learning!

For more information on this project, please contact:

Sara Liben

City and Borough of Yakutat, Office of Planning and Natural Resources



If you would like SAWC to promote your community based project or program, please contact:
Angie Eldred
SAWC Communications Coordinator
(907) 231-1710 (c)