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  • The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository in Kodiak provides exploration of 7,500 years of Kodiak’s cultural history.

  • Burning some types of trash, like foil and plastic, releases heavy metals and toxic chemicals into the environment.

  • The Alutiiq Museum houses one of the largest collections of Alutiiq artifacts in the world.

  • It’s estimated that burning trash while camping causes 40% of all forest fires.

  • Motor vehicles hit moose two to three times more often than they hit pedestrians and bicyclists combined.

  • The Alutiiq Museum was founded in 1995 and is dedicated to preserving and sharing Alutiiq heritage.

  • In 2011, it’s estimated that over $4.3 billion was lost across the U.S. to motor vehicle thefts.

  • An estimated 700-800 moose are killed by motor vehicles each year in Alaska.

  • Motor vehicles hit moose more often than they do pedestrians and bicyclists. Compared to pedestrian and bicyclist collisions, however, moose collisions are seldom fatal to humans.

  • In the United States, a DUI is one of the leading causes of traffic collisions that result in serious injury or death.

  • The State of Alaska can revoke a person’s driving privileges for a number of reasons, including when the driver refuses to take a chemical test and if a driver’s blood contains 0.08% or more concentration of alcohol.

  • When camping or spending time outdoors, don’t burn your trash. Instead, take the waste with you, or deposit it in garbage containers if they’re available.
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