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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)
  • K
  • 1
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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)
  • K
  • 1
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  • 3
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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)
  • K
  • 1
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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 View
Otterly Wonderful Otters The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
A 45-60 minute program in which students view entertaining and instructive footage of sea otters above and below the water, learn about sea otter anatomy and adaptations, and build a sea otter puppet to take home. No Wildlife Science
Indoors
Ocean Science
Art
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Do Birds Wear Underwear? The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
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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Animal Coverings and Movements Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Seth Spencer)
  • K
  • 1
This two hour field trip explores local animal coverings and movements at the Wynn Nature Center. In addition to participating in a short hike, the program utilizes the Nature Center's fur and track collection. August-October. $75 per class Yes Outdoors
Wildlife Science
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Seabirds & Climate Change The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Adult
A two-hour program in which students practice field science skills that Refuge biologists use. They will develop wildlife population counting techniques, gather and measure egg and chick data, and analyze real data results. No Ocean Science
Conservation
Wildlife Science
Indoors
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How Do I Get Your Job? The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 7
  • 8
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A 30-60 minute class on the National Wildlife Refuge system, history, career paths, and student assistance. No Conservation
Indoors
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Historic Harbor Walking Tours: off-site The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
  • 6
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  • Adult
off-site, summers only: Taking place at the Homer Small Boat Harbor, this docent-led tour focuses on the early history of Homer and the rich maritime history of Kachemak Bay. The different types of fishing boats are explained and the economic importance of fisheries is discussed. Yes Outdoors
Fishing
Human History
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Alaska Fine Art The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
  • 6
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  • Adult
The Pratt Museum has an extensive collection of fine art created by Alaskan artists. Guided tours are available. Discussion focuses on technique, themes, function, different cultural perspectives, and the artist’s intent. Yes Art View
 

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