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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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Forest Ecology The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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The Pratt Museum has a trail looping through the forest that is approximately one third of a mile long. Docent-led walks through the forest focus on the changing Kachemak Bay forest ecosystem and spruce beetle outbreaks. Traditional Alaska Native plant uses may also be discussed. Forest trail guides are available ... Yes Earth Science
Human History
Plant Science
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Marine Gallery Exploration The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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The Pratt Museum’s marine gallery has 4 aquariums featuring living ocean creatures from Kachemak Bay. Hands-on labs can also be set up in this space allowing students the opportunity to hold sea stars, sea urchins and other marine life. Worksheets are available. Yes Ocean Science
Wildlife Science
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Peoples of Kachemak Bay The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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Kachemak Bay is the homeland of both Dena’ina and Sugqiaq/Alutiiq people. Through the use of maps, exhibits, and artifacts students discuss the maritime cultures that have thrived in Kachemak Bay for thousands of years. Hands-on objects and artifacts are shared with the students. For older students (6th grade and up), ... Yes Human History
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The Sea and Man’s Interaction The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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With it Storm Warnings exhibits marine safety equipment, marine radio with hear phone of weather broadcast with try-on survival suits and open storage of other safety equipment and Lost and Found shows the faces of mariners nearly lost at sea and plays recordings of their experiences. Process, adaptation, and ... Yes View
Intertidal Life Exploration The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
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2-hour program at Bishop's Beach. Students will investigate the types, location, and adaptations of intertidal life. (April, May, September only. Limited time slots. Meet on site) No Wildlife Science
Outdoors
Ocean Science
Conservation
Plant Science
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Marine Debris The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
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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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Stewardship The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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Alaska's bears (emphasis on brown bears with extensive information on bear biology, behavior and habitat), spruce bark beetles and human reactions, the story of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and its continuing story have been combined and designed to illustrate hw humans can be both caring and destructive forces in ... No



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Alaska Native Cultures The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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Emphasizing Alutiiq and Dena'ina embodied in an exhibit titled The Hunter and the Hunted in How Have We Survived. Includes tools for hunting and gathering, open storage with additional artifacts and hands-on materials for use with docent. Cultural diversity, adaptation, role of Native knowledge in science orientation. Yes

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Fish and Fishing The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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Displayed in What it Takes to Catch a Fish exhibit scale models of boats and gear types for the various fisheries engaged in by the fishermen of the region. Open storage with additional artifacts and hands on materials for use with docent. Process, sustainability, adaptation, and diversity orientation. Yes
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Do Birds Wear Underwear? The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
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A 45-60 minute lab program that teaches bird feather structure, properties and uses. Students will test real feathers for a variety of functions and learn about oil spill effects on water birds. No Wildlife Science
Conservation
Indoors
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