News and Upcoming Events
Science Lecture Season is Here!
Friday, October 1 Ahtna Place Names
In Partnership with Native Village of Tazlina, we are excited to present UAF's James Carey and Gerad Smith with "Geolinguistic Evidence of Ahtna/Dene Presence at High-water Levels of Glacial Lake Atna."
Thanks to technical help from Prince William Sound College, this lecture will be available in-person at Tazlina Hall, and also online via Zoom.
Sign up, get the recommended pre-reading, and learn all the details here!
About Our Name
WISE is a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 with the mission of providing science and environmental education for Alaska's Copper River Valley. Our full name, Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment, references the nearby Wrangell Mountains, a symbol of the place we serve. Science, Environment, and the word Institute were included to show our educational focus. The happy combination of letters giving the acronym "WISE" was a positive factor in the final selection of the name.
WISE has no connection or affiliation with the former BIA school known as Wrangell Institute.
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