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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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"Club Mud": Shorebirding Mud Bay The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
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A 2-hour field class in which students flock to Mud Bay with the migrating shorebirds. Learn to identify the birds up close and personal using field guides, binoculars, and spotting scopes. Other stations include: the shorebird food web and using dichotomous keys to idnetify the birds. (May 1-15 ONLY. Limited ... No Wildlife Science
Outdoors
Ocean Science
Conservation
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Hula Hoop Ecology The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 4
  • 5
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  • 7
Students use hula hoops, digital cameras, and notebooks to inventory and investigate plants and animals within three habitats: forest, wetland, and beach, during this 2-hour program. This program teaches random sampling and data collection methods. It also includes the use of plant and bug guides to identify species ... No Plant Science
Outdoors
Art
Wildlife Science
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War in the Aleutians The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
Students wear helmets to help them step back in time to a military briefing on Kiska Island during WWII. They will take on the many human roles and challenges that people faced in the “Forgotten War.” No Human History
Indoors
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Alaska Coastal Ecology Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Seth Spencer)
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1-3 day field science program at the Peterson Bay Coastal Science Field Station. Students explore the intertidal and coastal forest ecosystems, as well as geology and Native cultures through hands-on activities. Studies focus on adaptations, ecosystem connections, environmental monitoring, and problem-solving through hikes, labs, and learning activities. April-May and September. ... Yes Outdoors
Wildlife Science
Plant Science
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Digital Nature Photography The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 3
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A 2-hour program in which students learn the basics of photo composition and practice these skills out in nature. All students will receive a CD of their photos after the program. (NOTE limit of 15 students for individual camera use, 30 students for partner use) No Art
Outdoors
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Marine Mammals of Alaska The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
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Discover how rare whales, seals, sea lions, polar bears and sea otters make their living in Alaska Maritime Natiohal Wildlife Refuge’s frigid waters. Touch and compare real skulls and pelts of these sea animals. No Conservation
Ocean Science
Wildlife Science
Indoors
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Seabird Adaptations The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
A 60-minute program in which students meet the seabirds of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Discover their adaptations and key role in marine ecology. Assist in “building” a seabird. No Wildlife Science
Indoors
Ocean Science
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Dependence and Interdependence of Plants and Animals Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Seth Spencer)
  • 3
This two hour field trip explores the interdependence of plants and animals as the students take a short hike through the trails of the Wynn Nature Center. August-October. $75 per class. Yes Plant Science
Wildlife Science
Outdoors
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Animal Characteristics Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Seth Spencer)
  • 3
This two hour field trip to Wynn Nature Center focuses on adaptations of local animals, the unique characteristics that make all creatures successful in their habitats. From changing fur color to avoid predators as the seasons change or having the ability to fly silently through the forest without ... Yes Wildlife Science
Outdoors
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Birds of Kachemak Bay The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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  • Adult
The Pratt Museum has developed two bird adaptations labs that utilize the museum’s collection of taxidermy birds. A Fascinating Feet lab explores the different kinds of feet birds have. Webbed, perching, climbing, feathered and talon feet are discussed. This lab is best suited for younger students. Worksheets are available. The Winter Birds ... Yes
Indoors
Wildlife Science
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