Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Seward Association For The Advancement Of Marine Science

3,241 pageviews

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Biological & Life Sciences, Zoos & Aquariums

Mission: The alaska sealife center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of alaskas marine ecosystems.

Programs: Research program - cold water marine research facility dedicated to research of marine mammals, birds and fish, ongoing steller sea lion research. Also, includes the activities of the north pacific marine research institute.

visitor and education program - connects visitors of all ages with current research and rehabilitation projects through innovative programs which range from trained interpreters available to answer visitors' questions to scheduled programs for visitors who want more in-depth information on alaska's marine ecosystems.

rehabilitation program - only permanent facility in the state designed for treatment & rehabilitation of marine birds and animals. Also provides educational outreach, additional data for federal agencies and researchers.

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 4

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.

Previous Stories
1

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

1

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have collaborated with the Alaska SeaLife Center on a variety of projects involving ocean science and environmental measurements. The Center staff are competent and motivated to advancement of marine science in Seward and in Alaska. The Center's managers are forward-thinking and willing to branch out from the core mission. I'm proud to have worked with the Alaska SeaLife Center and hope to continue to do so.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Even though we live more than 100 miles from Seward, we maintain an annual membership to the Alaska SeaLife Center. We are very proud to support this beautiful, educational facility and the research that is done there. We have guests from the Lower 48 every summer and AKSC is always on our "must see" list of places to share with them. Because the exhibits and presentations change frequently, we don't just drop off our guests, we visit the center with them.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are local Bed and Breakfast owners and are thrilled to have a facility of the Alaska Sealife Center in our community for guests to experience. Our grandchildren and personal family visitors put a visit to the center as a main activity when in Seward. Nothing beats the memory of my 3 year old granddaughter up past to her elbows touching the sea life - even though her sweater was still on!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After 13 years living and working (and volunteering) in Alaska, the Alaska Sealife Center is among our favorite places to visit regularly. It is an exciting learning experience unlike any other. Our ecosystems can only be understood and respected through real scientific research; and the ASLC provides such by studying marine populations and passing on the knowledge to the public. In addition to education, it offers vital rehabilitation to animals in need.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Alaska SeaLife Center holds a special place in my heart. I first visited the Center when I was a teenager, and now that I'm a young adult I still hold that same interest. Every time I visit the Center, I learn something new about the ocean, life in the sea, and useful information to making our environment a better place.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Alaska SeaLife center is one of the high lights of our campus visit program for prospective students. Our students really enjoy comparing their combined weight with the sea lion and sticking their hands in the touch tank. Keep up the good work and i forward to bringing another group down soon.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have enjoyed the Sea Life center since it opened. Now that my kids are teenagers, they still like to visit, and we are members. My personal favorite activity is to go downstairs and watch the birds "fly/swim" under water. The puffins are so graceful even though they are kind of awkward in the air! My kids love the sea lion that seems to play with the people watching through the glass. Every time I go, there is something different to see and I always learn something. We love it!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

We became members of the Sea Life Center when we had our little girl. She has enjoyed it since she was only 4 months old. She loves to look at the fish up close and really enjoys the birding area with all the sea birds. We know she will learn a lot from all the displays as she gets older. We go at least once each time we are in Seward--sometimes 2 or 3 times!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A trip to the Alaska SeaLife Center was part of one of my first college classes when I came to Alaska. I enjoyed the many displays and getting to see things that not everyone in the world gets to see (ex. what the birds look like when they are diving under the water). Over the years I have enjoyed all of my visits and have been fortunate enough to participate in their internship program and work with the ASLC on a school project. My internship experience was amazing and allowed me to visit and be part of a number of departments within the center. Although I will always be an aquarium nerd I must admit the center opened my eyes to how cool marine mammals and birds can be too.

Review from Guidestar

Peg T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Alaska SeaLife Center is an incredible that combines scientific research with an outstanding educational program. In addition, it provides an economic engine for the community of Seward by encouraging tourists to spend extra time there. The Center's ability to rehabilitate marine mammals and water fowl and return them to their natural habitat when possible is heartwarming. The Center is blessed with outstanding leadership and a caring, hardworking staff.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have held a membership with the Alaska Sealife Center for many years and always enjoy a trip to the center. While the mission is stongly focused on education, research and rescue, a visit carries all the pleasure of any large aquarian with a much smaller facility. They are truly a gem for Alaska in all ways. The staff is first rate, always welcoming, always ready to teach young and old alike.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a homeschool parent and the Sealife Center is always part of our curriculum every year. The staff is knowledgeable and shows a passion for their work that makes you want more. My seventh grade son is wants to go to school for marine biology and he always has a list of questions when we arrive. The staff takes their time and explains all answers in detail. We have lived in cities where there were bigger centers but have learned that bigger is not better. The Seward Sealife Center continues to strive for an excellence that always exceeds our expectations.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I have enjoyed visiting the Alaska Sea Life Center for years. Since moving to Anchorage we make the trek at least four times a year. The first part of the experience is the drive. It is just incredible.

Once at the Sea Life Center you find all of these amazing exhibits. Almost anything you want to see is there, and you will find some surprises as well.

The staff is awesome. Always ready to help and answer your questions. I am sure they hear the same questions time and time again, but you would never know it. Very friendly and cordial.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I always enjoy a trip through the Alaska SeaLife Center; year after year it evolves and improves. It is an excellent adventure for visitors from out of state and helps me to share my excitement about Alaska and it's wild inhabitants. I especially love the tanks where you can observe wildlife swimming. This facility is so rich and engaging that I got a family pass this year so we can go as often as we like. We are looking forward to meeting Eden, the new Sea Lion. And, I have to admit, I look forward to spending money in the gift store. They have excellent educational products, and I like to gift shop there. I feel good about spending money to help support the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Review from Guidestar

Gail S.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Alaska Sealife Center is a world-class facility! We are lucky to have such beautiful and informational exhibits in our small town. I know there are several exciting science and research projects that are conducted "behind the scenes" and I would like to know more about these. The facility is a great place to spend a few hours, and the salmon exhibit is really informative for everyone. I'd love to see some updated information about Salmon returns to Resurrection Bay. Some additional information on local whale species and research following the EXXON Valdez Oil spill would be good too.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

We have lifed in Alaska f ro 5 years now and have visited Seward twice. We are a family of 4, 5 and 4 year kids. We went to visit the Sea Life Center for the first time this past summer. The staff was wonderful, offering us a family membership that saved us money too. Loved the gift shop, could have bought one of everything! We get great emails on events and happenings. I wish we lived closer so we could go more often. I absolutely love sea life and the ocean. Our whole family does. It is really wonderful to have the opportunity to share this love with our children.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar