Alaska SeaLife Center Receives Pinnacle Hall of Fame Award
October 1, 2020

Seward, Alaska (October 1, 2020)The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is pleased to be one of just fifteen recipients worldwide of the first annual Pinnacle Hall of Fame Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). CILC is the leading clearing house for interactive, virtual education programs for students and lifelong learners. ASLC’s education team has been recognized with CILC’s annual Pinnacle Award for outstanding virtual program content and delivery ten times since the Pinnacle Award was established in 2008.

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s distance learning program has reached over 107,000 students and teachers across Alaska, the United States, and internationally since its inception in 2005. During the evaluation period for the most recent Pinnacle Award, ASLC’s virtual programs engaged approximately 7,000 participants ranging in age from pre-kindergarten to adult learners in 24 states, 6 Canadian provinces, South Korea and Australia.

“We are proud to earn the Pinnacle Award because it is based on evaluations by the educators and end users who participate in the program,” said Tara Riemer, ASLC President and CEO. “We are honored to be acknowledged for years of delivering quality educational programs with the new Pinnacle Hall of Fame Award.”

“While many Americans are just discovering virtual programming, our innovative and dynamic education team has delivered these types of programs for fifteen years,” said Jeff Dillon, Senior Education Manager. “Now more than ever audiences around the world see the benefit of learning remotely and are familiar with accessing online programs. We look forward to offering new ways for people of all ages to connect with the Alaska SeaLife Center.”

Previous distance learning programs have been offered only for prearranged groups such as school classrooms. For the first time, ASLC is offering a virtual program for individual registration. The first Virtual Visit will be a free 30-minute program entitled “Seabird Superpowers” and will be offered three times in the coming week:

Tuesday, October 6 at 3:30pm

Wednesday, October 7 at 5:30pm

Thursday, October 8 at 11:00am

Program participants will visit the ASLC seabird aviary with an educator and an aviculturist to get an up-close look at the amazing abilities that allow our diving seabirds to explore the ocean depths, stay warm, catch fish, and dig burrows. While this program is free, registration is required and can be completed online at

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