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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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Estuary Ecology Hike Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
(Jessica Ryan)
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  • Adult
1-hour program in May 2016 as space and time allow (our May 2016 schedule is currently FULL). Students will learn important concepts of estuarine ecology through hands-on, inquiry-based activities. No Plant Science
Ocean Science
Earth Science
Outdoors
Wildlife Science
Watershed Science
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Discovery Lab Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
(Jessica Ryan)
  • Pre-K
  • K
  • 1
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  • Adult
Note: OUR DISCOVERY LAB PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR IS CURRENTLY FULL - WE HAVE NO SPACES REMAINING. Discovery Lab programs are booked for the upcoming year each August on a designated BookingBlitz Day. The 2016-17 BookingBlitz is tentatively scheduled for Friday, August 19, 2016 from 8am - ... No Earth Science
Plant Science
Wildlife Science
Watershed Science
Ocean Science
Outdoors
Indoors
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Marine Gallery Exploration The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
  • K
  • 1
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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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Intertidal Life Exploration The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • K
  • 1
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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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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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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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Mammals of Kachemak Bay The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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A mammal skull lab allows students a hands-on look at how an animal is adapted for survival in Kachemak Bay and how skulls are used for mammal classification. This lab is best suited for older students (4th grade through 12th grade) although the activity can be adapted to accommodate younger ... Yes Indoors
Ocean Science
Wildlife Science
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Onboard Oceanography Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Seth Spencer)
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Program on board the M/V Discovery engages student interest in scientific inquiry-based activities. A five hour cruise focuses on oysters and oyster farming in Kachemak Bay. The program provides hands-on opportunities related to water sampling, collection of plankton, tides and currents, ocean acidification, and a tour of the Gull ... Yes Ocean Science
Outdoors
Wildlife Science
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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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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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