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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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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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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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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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Onboard Oceanography Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Beth Trowbridge)
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
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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Winter Ecology Program Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Beth Trowbridge)
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
Classes participate in 2-3 day residential field science and winter survival skills program on the snowy bluffs overlooking Homer. Students are introduced to the winter ecology of boreal ecosystems through hands-on activities. Activities include guided snowshoe natural history hikes, winter science labs, animal tracking, building snow structures and shelters, and ... Yes Outdoors
Wildlife Science
Earth 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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Animal Characteristics Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Beth Trowbridge)
  • 4
This two hour field trip to Wynn Nature Center focuses on adaptations of local animals, the unique characteristics that make all creatures successful in their habitats. From changing fur color to avoid predators as the seasons change or having the ability to fly silently through the forest without ... Yes Wildlife Science
Outdoors
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Alaska Coastal Ecology Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Beth Trowbridge)
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 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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Beluga Wetlands Ecology Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
(Beth Trowbridge)
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Two-hour program explores coastal wetlands along the shores of the freshwater Beluga Lake and estuarine Beluga Slough. Students compare and contrast the two types of wetlands, learn about wetlands functions and how to collect and identify aquatic invertebrates. April-May. Summer programs may be arranged for homeschool groups and youth ... Yes Outdoors
Wildlife Science
Watershed Science
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