Ask A Park Ranger-Living and Working in Glacier Bay, Alaska
Activity: Ask a Ranger
School Subjects: varies
Grade Level: K-12
Time requirement: 30-60 minutes
Park rangers have a wealth of knowledge about the National Park System, the park where they work, life as a ranger, and more. Tap into these stores of knowledge through an informal question and answer session with a Glacier Bay National Park ranger. Topics can cover the flora, fauna, glaciers, geology, and cultural history of Glacier Bay, as well as life in rural Alaska, careers in the National Park Service, and more.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
Have their questions answered by a ranger.
Have communicated informally with a ranger.
Prior to the program, Glacier Bay National Park will send you:
Maps of Glacier Bay
- Other materials as appropriate
Prior to this program:
Contact the Glacier Bay National Park education staff to schedule a question and answer session via videoconferencing. Generate questions for the rangers. If questions will have a particular focus, please let Glacier Bay National Park know ahead of time. We can prepare materials related to the topic(s). We recommend setting up a practice session to coordinate videoconferencing technologies before the actual session.
How to Participate
2013 Scheduling and Registration:
Our programs are available Monday-Friday during the below dates:
- January 7-25, 2013
- February 4-22, 2013
- March 4-22, 2013
Spaces are limited, and programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
NOTE: Please be aware that Alaska is on Alaska Standard Time and Alaska Daylight Time. This time difference is 4 hours behind Eastern Standard Time, 2 hours behind Mountain Standard Time and 1 hour behind Pacific Standard Time. When making your reservations, we will need to coordinate the different time zones and specify what time zone the school is located in. A test connection can be arranged before your scheduled presentation.
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If you have video conferencing capabilities and are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact us.
Glacier Bay Education Coordinator
- Grade Levels:
- Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade
- Botany, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Glaciers, Landscapes, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Wildlife Biology
- National/State Standards:
- Varies depending upon subject