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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 Shepherd)
  • Pre-K
  • K
  • 1
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  • 12
  • 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 Shepherd)
  • 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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Five Senses Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Beth Trowbridge)
  • Pre-K
This one hour field trip utilizes and develops students' five senses as they explore autumn at the Wynn Nature Center. August-October. $75 per class. Yes Outdoors
Plant Science
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Native Plants of Kachemak Bay The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
  • K
  • 1
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Kachemak Bay native plants in a botanical garden setting arranged by habitat with extensive herbarium for research. A written plant guide is available. No Plant Science View
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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Forest Ecology Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Beth Trowbridge)
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
This two-hour field trip takes students through the Lutz spruce forest of the Wynn Nature Center takes while engaging them in lessons of forest ecology and forest succession. August-October. $75 per class. Yes Outdoors
Plant Science
Wildlife Science
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Hula Hoop Ecology The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 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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Medicinal Plant Hike Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Beth Trowbridge)
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
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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Alaska Coastal Ecology Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Beth Trowbridge)
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  • 12
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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Dependence and Interdependence of Plants and Animals Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Beth Trowbridge)
  • 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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