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

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Curriculum Materials

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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Did You Know?

calving glacier

Seawater is highly erosive to glacial ice. Waves and tides work away at an unstable glacier face, causing huge chunks of ice to calve, or break off, into the ocean.