Jerry Dzugan to give outdoors safety presentation May 11 at Sitka Public Library

Outdoor safety educator and author Jerry Dzugan will give a free presentation, “Enjoying Alaska’s Outdoors: Why Smart People Take Dumb Risks,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at the Sitka Public Library. Everyone is welcome.

Jerry Dzugan has been an educator for 45 years. He holds a graduate degree from World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden. He has been serving as the Director of the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) – which is headquartered in Sitka — since 1987.

Over the years, Jerry trained a national network of 1,300 marine safety instructors in the U.S. and other nations. He’s written numerous curricula, video scripts, books and articles on marine safety, survival, and risk assessment. He’s also given numerous presentations and trainings at conferences and schools in the U.S. and other countries. In addition, he’s worked in the halibut and salmon troll and seine fisheries, and lived off the grid for 16 years on an island in Sitka Sound.

He authored and co-authored several books, including “Spawn, Spat, and Sprains: A Manual for Aquaculture Safety in Alaska,” with Dan Falvey; and “Water Wise: Safety For the Recreational Boater,” and “Beating the Odds: A Guide to Commercial Fishing Safety,” with Susan Clark Jensen.

For more information about this event, please call the library at 747-8708.

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