Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 6:32 PM on Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Islands and Ocean Visitor Center




Kachemak Bay Research Reserve and Fish and Wildlife Service offers 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. Events are free and open to the public.

Artists are invited to enter the "Picture the Heart of Homer: Beluga Slough and Bishop's Beach" photo contest. Minimum 3mb digital images can be emailed to PhotoContest@islandsandocean.org. Entries are due by Sept. 16. Entries will be part of a photo show and event at Islands and Ocean on Sept. 23. Full details at Islands and Ocean or online atwww.islandsandocean.org.

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