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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
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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 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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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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Marine Debris The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • K
  • 1
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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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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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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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Animal Coverings and Movements Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Beth Trowbridge)
  • K
  • 1
This two hour field trip explores local animal coverings and movements at the Wynn Nature Center. In addition to participating in a short hike, the program utilizes the Nature Center's fur and track collection. August-October. $75 per class Yes Outdoors
Wildlife Science
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Seabirds & Climate Change The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 9
  • 10
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  • 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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Science Geocaching The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
(Kendra Bush-St.Louis)
  • 6
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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)
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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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