• Sunset view of Glacier Bay and the surrounding Fairweather Mountains.

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Bring Glacier Bay to your classroom. Study otters, bears, underwater sound, halibut, the marine environment, crabs, seabirds, kelp forests, and more...

  • A pod of killer whales in Glacier Bay

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    Acoustics 1: The World of Underwater Sound

    The ocean is filled with amazing noises. Learn how marine mammals rely on sound to survive. Explore »

  • bear in the grass

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    Bears of Glacier Bay 1: Name That Bear

    Can YOU identify Glacier Bay's different bears? Explore »

  • harbor seal in Glacier Bay

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    Seals of Glacier Bay 1: Flipper Feet

    Seal? Sea lion? Learn how to tell the difference in this fun lesson. Explore »

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    Seabirds of Glacier Bay

    Seabirds of Glacier Bay

    This unit invites students to learn more about these important birds, especially those living in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. They will study the natural history of many of the seabirds of Glacier Bay, the habitats in which they live, and the pressures put on their lives by predators and humans.

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    Glacier Bay Crabs

    Glacier Bay Crabs

    The Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) is a popular shellfish that inhabits bays, estuaries, and the nearshore coast of Alaska.This unit invites students to learn more about this interesting crustacean, especially those living in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. They will study the crab's life history, its range in the marine preserve of Glacier Bay and the effect closing the bay to commercial fishing has had on the animal's well-being.

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    Pacific Halibut

    Pacific Halibut

    The Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) is a popular fin fish that inhabits bays, estuaries, and the nearshore coast of Alaska. This white-fleshed, delicious fish supports both a commercial fishery and a personal use fishery in Alaska. In this unit, your class will discover the life stages, adaptations and economic importance of the Pacific halibut in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Piecing Together the Fjord Estuary Ecosystem Puzzle

    By exploring the coast of Resurrection Bay, students will learn about the formation of a fjord, the relationships within an estuary ecosystem, and the importance of conserving the biodiversity within Kenai Fjords National Park.

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    The Marine Environment of Glacier Bay

    The Marine Environment of Glacier Bay

    This unit invites students to learn more about this unique and pristine marine wilderness. They will investigate the complex oceanography of the bay to describe the wide variety of ecosystems within its waters. They will determine why Glacier Bay could be awarded a "Biodiversity Award for the Year" by studying the abundant phytoplankton blooms on which the entire ecosystem rests. They will also use the Bay's natural history to predict the effects of global warming on the area.

Did You Know?

Humpback Whale sounding

Humpback whales migrate approximately 2,500 miles to feed in Glacier Bay’s productive waters each summer. The fastest migration from Hawaii to Glacier Bay clocked-in at 36 days!