Burke Blog

Bruce Alfred takes a closer look at the mask

We look back at what we’ve learned about the Native mask that inspired the original Seattle Seahawks logo in the past year.

Photo of bricks on the sidewalk after the 2001 Nisqually earthquake

Seismologists are predicting a catastrophic earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. Here's how you can prepare. 

Largest petrified log at the park.

Hunting for fossils isn’t as glamorous as it’s cracked up to be. 

Carved comb showing four-legged animal

The design of Coast Salish carving, its iconography (meaning), and how it relates to other region styles.

Comparative photo of Seattle’s changing landscape

Seattle is one of the most dramatically re-engineered cities in the United States.

In the early 1990s, a group of elementary school students in Washington noticed an important piece of their state's history was missing.

Logan was fitted with a radio collar so the team can track his movement and learn more about his range

Wolverines are one of the rarest and most elusive mammals in North America. Hunted near extinction they’re finally starting to return.

Fluffy Sculpin

Fishes are a vital part of our economy, marine environment, and regional identity; but do we even know our own fishes? 

Cataloged passenger pigeons.

What was once a species with unimaginable number, the passenger pigeon became extinct in less than a century. 

Mountain view from the San Juan Islands.

The people who come on these tours of San Juan Island are curious about one thing: stories of people and place. 

Preparation is a time consuming process.

A labor of love! Burke paleontologists take steps to preserve the South Lake Union mammoth tusk.

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