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SAGE: The Aleutian Islands

with David Hobbins


Next session: February 7th, 2023

*SAGE/MSC membership is REQUIRED for enrollment in this class.

The Aleutian Islands is a 1200-mile-long chain of active volcanic islands that run from the Aslaskan peninsula to Russia.  They seperate the Bering Sea from the Pacific Ocean.  These remote islands were first inhabited some 6000-8000 years ago by the Unangan people.  Later, Russians discovered  its rich fur resources.  Home to enormous seabird colonies, it houses the largest wildlife refuge in the U.S.  Today its people practice subsistence living, as well as exploit its marine resources.  This talk will cover some geography and natural history, as well as introduce you to its people, past and present.

Please let us know if you are a member of any Maine Senior College group and let us know the name.  You can email Sage at: SAGEatUMPI@outlook.com.