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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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Forest Ecology The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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The Pratt Museum has a trail looping through the forest that is approximately one third of a mile long. Docent-led walks through the forest focus on the changing Kachemak Bay forest ecosystem and spruce beetle outbreaks. Traditional Alaska Native plant uses may also be discussed. Forest trail guides are available ... Yes Earth Science
Human History
Plant Science
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Marine Gallery Exploration The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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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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The Pioneering and Homesteading Experience The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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Guided tours of the Pratt Museum’s Harrington Cabin transport students into a homesteading environment complete with local artifacts from local homesteads. A follow-up homestead plot activity gives students hands-on experience creating a homestead of their own. Students identify what factors were critical to homesteading success. Yes Human History
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Peoples of Kachemak Bay: The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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Kachemak Bay is the homeland of both Dena’ina and Sugqiaq/Alutiiq people. Through the use of maps, exhibits, and artifacts students discuss the maritime cultures that have thrived in Kachemak Bay for thousands of years. Hands-on objects and artifacts are shared with the students. For older students (6th grade and up), ... Yes Human History View
Historic Harbor Walking Tours: off-site The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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off-site, summers only: Taking place at the Homer Small Boat Harbor, this docent-led tour focuses on the early history of Homer and the rich maritime history of Kachemak Bay. The different types of fishing boats are explained and the economic importance of fisheries is discussed. Yes Outdoors
Fishing
Human History
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Alaska Fine Art The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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The Pratt Museum has an extensive collection of fine art created by Alaskan artists. Guided tours are available. Discussion focuses on technique, themes, function, different cultural perspectives, and the artist’s intent. Yes Art View
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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Birds of Kachemak Bay The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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The Pratt Museum has developed two bird adaptations labs that utilize the museum’s collection of taxidermy birds. A Fascinating Feet lab explores the different kinds of feet birds have. Webbed, perching, climbing, feathered and talon feet are discussed. This lab is best suited for younger students. Worksheets are available. The Winter Birds ... Yes
Indoors
Wildlife Science
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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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The Pratt Museum has developed an Oil Spill lab that is broken into 3 stations. The first station or table is piled with items made from petroleum. The students are asked if they can identify any items that are not made out of petroleum. They are also asked if they ... Yes Indoors
Fishing
Conservation
Human History
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Scavenger Hunt The Pratt Museum
(Chessie Sharp)
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Students are given laminated questions and are asked to explore the galleries and find the answers. For example, “Oil is not just used for fuel. Many common household things are also made from oil. Find the display showing different items — Which one of these things is not made from ... Yes
Wildlife Science
Indoors
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