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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies cooks up Slough Stew
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies cooks up Slough Stew

NOTE: In order to register your class for a program please contact the appropriate organization by email or phone for a reservation and/or confirmation. (Contact information is listed next to each program on the following pages)

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Program Name Organization Grade(s) Description Fee Topic(s) View
Estuary Ecology Hike The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve
(Carmen Field)
  • Pre-K
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  • Adult
1-hour program in Apr/May 2013 as space and time allow. Students will learn important concepts of estuarine ecology through hands-on, inquiry-based activities. No Plant Science
Ocean Science
Earth Science
Outdoors
Wildlife Science
Watershed Science
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Discovery Lab The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve
(Carmen Field)
  • Pre-K
  • K
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  • Adult
Note: OUR DISCOVERY LAB PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR THE 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR IS CURRENTLY FULL - WE HAVE NO SPACES REMAINING. Discovery Lab programs are booked for the upcoming year each August on a designated BookingBlitz Day. The 2013-14 BookingBlitz is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 8am - ... No Earth Science
Plant Science
Wildlife Science
Watershed Science
Ocean Science
Outdoors
Indoors
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Five Senses Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Beth Trowbridge)
  • Pre-K
This one hour field trip utilizes and develops students' five senses as they explore autumn at the Wynn Nature Center. September and October. $25 per class. Yes Outdoors
Plant Science
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Forest Ecology The Pratt Museum
(Ryjil Christiansen)
  • K
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Forest Ecology trail with written guide gives an overview of a changing forest area of the lower Kenai Peninsula as a result of the spruce bark beetle infestation. No View
Marine-Related Activities The Pratt Museum
(Ryjil Christiansen)
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Marine Gallery with aquaria containing species from Kachemak Bay, marine debris, and invasive species exhibit, marine mammal comparison of sea lion and sea otter as well as river otter mount, water birds and seabirds of Kachemak Bay exhibit, station with bird parts and eggs, and remote wildlife camera in season. ... Yes

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Mining history The Pratt Museum
(Ryjil Christiansen)
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The area is explained through Boom and Bust stories and images of both gold and coal mining schemes in Kachemak Bay. Resource use orientation. Yes View
Early Homer History and Homesteading The Pratt Museum
(Ryjil Christiansen)
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Early women pioneers are heard describing what their daily life was like. Artifacts relate to the stories and the ingenuity of early settlers is revealed through the tools they created to survive from 1915 through the 1950s. Some hands on artifacts. An entire 1935-36 vintage cabin furnished with period collections ... Yes
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Geography of Kachemak Bay The Pratt Museum
(Ryjil Christiansen)
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Where Are We, an exhibit showing the location of the Praqtt Museum in relation to Kachemak Bay, Alaska, North America, Western Hemisphere, solar System, Universe. Also relates the cultures of the area to the region through language. Yes View
Geology of Kachemak Bay The Pratt Museum
(Ryjil Christiansen)
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With open storage representing most of the mammals of the region. Adaptation and taxonomy orientation. Yes View
Marine Debris The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Poppy Benson)
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In this 90-minute program, students experience the challenges marine wildlife faces with entanglement, ingestion, inhalation caused by ocean trash. Analyze trash that the group gathers to understand where marine debris comes from and brainstorm ways to keep it from ending up in the ocean. No Indoors
Outdoors
Wildlife Science
Conservation
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