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Phil McGillivary

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Review for Seward Association For The Advancement Of Marine Science, Seward, AK, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have dealt with the Alaska SeaLife Center as the Science Liaison for the US Coast Guard for the Pacific, and for the CG Icebreakers. I have given a talk at ASLC to coordinate efforts between CG-supported science and ASLC activities, and to coordinate educational outreach opportunities between CG icebreakers making port calls in Seward, Alaska, and ALSC tours, talks, etc.
I have found the ASLC to be extremely well managed, and to have a strong leadership impact within the State and local communities in leading public discussion and thought on important ocean issues, of which Alaska has many.

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

Providing educational outreach of CG arctic activities to a broader public and complementing ASLC education efforts, as well as efforts to conserve endangered marine mammal and seabird species on Alaska, and educate the public on pollution and climate issues affecting Alaska's seas.

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

I have already informed them that a greater native outreach and display participation would strengthen the reach and scope of their activities: most marine facilities do not have the benefit of native populations with strong ocean traditions, something they could take advantage of in displays and periodic special programs.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?


What is unique about this organization?

Strong leadership, and strong local connections

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Coordinated educational outreach with ASLC.