Seward Association For The Advancement Of Marine Science

Rating: 4.88 stars   50 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 1329 Seward AK 99664 USA

Mission: The Alaska SeaLife Center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems.
Programs: Marine mammal and seabird stranding, rescue and rehabilitation program.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

The Alaska SeaLife Center is a unique organization that provides a center point for marine eduation and learning. It has unique exibits that thrill both in-state and out-of-state visitors and is a cornerstone for the commuity in Seward. There is a tremendous value to having such organizations revitalize the public's interest in the wonders of the ocean and the promotion of ecosystem conservation.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a donor and supporter of the ASLC I have always been impressed with their professionalism both as a landmark in Seward and a research facility. They advocate for marine science and conservation. A visit to their center is a one-of-a-kind experience that one does not easily forget.

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ASLC specializes in engaging the public to understand, interact and appreciate many forms of marine life. ASLC encourages visitors and residents alike to become active stewards of the flora & fauna of Alaska.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are proud to be supporters of such a magnificent facility. Even though we live 100 miles away, we visit often and it is a 'must' on our list when we have visitors. The research, rescue, education, and entertainment provided here are priceless. We visited Sea World in San Diego and were both surprised and pleased to find that the Alaska SeaLife Center is more impressive!

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We visit often and bring all our out-of-state guests here. We are especially impressed with the responses from our guests in elementary school.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

convince as many people as possible to donate so they can expand their programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Where do we go when we have a weekend? The Alaska Sealife Center in Seward Alaska. My granddaughter and I drive down as often as possible, as she loves to come and visit. Her favorite is the tank where she can touch and feel the starfish and sea cucumbers. The staff is great and their love of the kids and of course the sealife is obvious. We enjoy watching Woody, the many fish and of course the birds. I can't wait for the opportunity to bring my other grandchildren. We enjoy not only knowing that marine animals are being saved, but the education which is available. Keep up the good work. We will be back.

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I have spent many hours driving from Wasilla to Seward. I have seen many animals that have been rehabilitated to be released back into the ocean. We have been a part of the educational classes offered for children and adults.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make it closer to home, so I could visit more often.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Seward SeaLife Center is one of a kind. I have sat in front of the glass watching the Stellar sea lion for hours. More fascinating are the families and kids who come and go -- some sit down in front of it and watch for nearly as long as I do. Many children are absolutely awed at the sight of this magnificent, gigantic mammal swimming effortlessly past them, again and again, from different directions. Children learn so much about our ocean animals through the wonderful, well-planned SeaLife Center. I live in Anchorage, a two-hour drive away (one-way), and won't miss stopping in to see what's new. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and it is always a real treat to visit. Who would think that our state would have such a great facility! Keep up the good work, ASLC!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the faces and expressions of the children who watch the marine mammals and birds in the ASLC.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would expand it. I would build more tanks for sea mammals to live in, so more people could be exposed to our local sea life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the fortune of visiting the SeaLife Center while I was on vacation in last year. My husband and I were so impressed with the center, their mission and their execution that we will be life long donors. As a board member for the Berks County Humane Society, I know how difficult it is for a non-profit to compete with a for-profit organization, the Alaska SeaLife Center was on-par with any major zoo / aquarium we'd seen in the lower 48 and the staff was even better in their interaction with the patrons.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through the exhibits, lectures and facilities of the center.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none really, but since it's required, move it to PA so I could volunteer my time and visit the animals more often.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The SeaLife Center is a unique institution in Alaska. It's a great hands-on place for kids and adults to see and experience the marine ecosystem of the sub-arctic.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the pleasure and enjoyment of the members of my family while visiting there.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money!

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