In Homer, we stopped and visited the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The Center is sponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. Our visit began with a wonderful film about the research being done to protect Alaska's wildlife on remote Alaskan islands. They use a supply ship to transport researchers to their various destinations, and to resupply them with needed provisions. A lot of important research projects are underway. We next visited the displays within the Center and learned a lot about the work being done to protect and enhance Alaska's wildlife. For visitors who have a whole day at the Center, there are guided estuary or birding walks, and visits to tide pools with a naturalist. The admission at the Center is free of charge and the visit is well worth your time.