Among the many auction items for this year’s Prince William Sound Science Center’s annual fundraiser is this beaver ruff topper made and donated by Gloria Cunningham on XTRATUF boots donated by Viking Marine Supply. Photo courtesy of PWSSC

A plethora of items ranging from original art, quilts and Copper River salmon, to jams, chocolates, mittens and XTRATUF boots, are up for bid through Saturday at the annual Copper River Nouveau online auction.

The auction benefits the Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC).

Bookmark the auction viewing page,, and check back often as new items are still being added.

Everyone is welcome to participate, but participants must first be registered to bid. You can create an account online at

On Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. everyone in the community is welcome to participate in the PWSSC’s open house at its new facilities in Cordova, where light refreshments will be provided. Beginning at 5 p.m. the ticketed benefit dinner and auction will be held at the Cordova Center, with the online/silent auction closing and live auction beginning at 8 p.m.

Top sponsors for this year’s event include Alaska Airlines, Boeing, and ConocoPhillips Alaska.