Our Planet Forward Storyfest 2018 grand prize winners traveled this June on Alaska Airlines to Sitka. Their destination? The Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Sea Lion for an 8-day exploration of the incredible ecosystems along the coastal wilderness of southern Alaska.
The seven students who traveled with us were tasked with documenting their experience, the science, the differences between Alaska and the Lower 48. The resulting stories reveal how climate change is impacting the region, and how Alaskans are reacting to the shift. We also look at sustainable fishing, how the state balances its resource rich territory with the need for conservation, and why it's just so easy to fall in love with the state.
Scroll down to read these stories and more in our Alaska series!