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Story last updated at 12:08 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Islands and Ocean Visitor Center




Kachemak Bay Research Reserve and Fish and Wildlife Service staff offer free, guided interpretive estuary and beach walks until mid-August. Meet at the visitor center patio for estuary walks, held 1-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meet at the Bishop's Beach parking lot for beach walks, held 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Discovery labs are held 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the visitor center lab. The free, hands-on labs let participants of all ages explore a variety of coastal science topics, which change weekly. Marine mammals of Alaska is the topic for July 9. Halibut: Alaska's giant flatfish is next.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.islandsandocean.org.

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