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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
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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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The Pioneering and Homesteading Experience The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
  • K
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Guided tours of the Pratt Museum’s Harrington Cabin transport students into a homesteading environment complete with local artifacts from local homesteads. A follow-up homestead plot activity gives students hands-on experience creating a homestead of their own. Students identify what factors were critical to homesteading success. Yes Human History
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Peoples of Kachemak Bay: The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
  • K
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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
Historic Harbor Walking Tours: off-site The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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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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Footprints on an Ancient Land The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 6
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Students will explore the impact of the Aleut people, fur trappers, World War II, the Cold War, and Refuge biologists on Aleutian Island ecology during this 1-hour program. They will be part of a mock court case, where the plantiff is “Mother Nature” and the defenders are the many people ... No Conservation
Indoors
Human History
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Medicinal Plant Hike Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Seth Spencer)
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This two hour field trip to Wynn Nature Center focuses on traditional and medicinal plant uses of local plants. Special focus on Dena'ina relationship with and uses of plants. August-October. $75 per class. Yes Plant Science
Human History
Outdoors
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War in the Aleutians The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 4
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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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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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  • Adult
The Pratt Museum has developed an Oil Spill lab that is broken into 3 stations. The first station or table is piled with items made from petroleum. The students are asked if they can identify any items that are not made out of petroleum. They are also asked if they ... Yes Indoors
Fishing
Conservation
Human History
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