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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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Intertidal Life Exploration The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
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)
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
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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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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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
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
A 30-60 minute class on the National Wildlife Refuge system, history, career paths, and student assistance. No Conservation
Indoors
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Science Geocaching The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 6
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  • 10
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  • 12
Learn the basics of GPS units and then use the GPS to find and solve seabird science riddles during this two-hour program. No Wildlife Science
Outdoors
Conservation
Earth Science
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Alaska's Endangered Species The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
A 60-minute program to explain the process of how a species become listed under the Endangered Species Act and what that listing means. Also includes a hands-on investigation of endangered Alaska species pelts, skulls, and mounts. No Conservation
Indoors
Wildlife Science
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Footprints on an Ancient Land The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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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"Club Mud": Shorebirding Mud Bay The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
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  • 8
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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Marine Mammals of Alaska The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 3
  • 4
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  • 8
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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